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Nepal's government is a federal democratic republic. This newest form of government replaces the previous monarchy, which Parliament voted to remove in 2007.

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  • What are the negative effects of the caste system in modern India?

    Q: What are the negative effects of the caste system in modern India?

    A: Negative aspects of the caste system in modern India are political, educational and social discrimination as well as adverse effects on individual's self-esteem. Additionally, even in integrated caste systems, there is very little communication or interaction between castes. Although India's rising economy has created a depression in the caste system, it is still used to determine matters such as marriage and social status.
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  • Why did Ethiopia and Liberia remain independent?

    Q: Why did Ethiopia and Liberia remain independent?

    A: Neither Ethiopia nor Liberia remained completely independent. In 1936, Italy invaded Ethiopia and held it for five years as a colony. From its founding in 1820 until 1847, Liberia was governed as a colony by the American Colonization Society.
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  • Where did Nelson Mandela grow up?

    Q: Where did Nelson Mandela grow up?

    A: Nelson Mandela grew up in his mother's household in the village of Qunu. Qunu is located about 20 miles south of Mvezo where Mandela was born in 1918.
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  • What type of economic system does Nigeria have?

    Q: What type of economic system does Nigeria have?

    A: Nigeria operates a mixed economic system that is a blend of socialism and capitalism. The various private freedoms are still government regulated and are included in centralized economic planning.
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  • Who is the President of Canada?

    Q: Who is the President of Canada?

    A: Canada does not have a president. The head of government in Canada is the Prime Minister, and, as of 2016, that position is held by Justin Trudeau. The federal government sits in the country's national capital, Ottawa, Ontario.
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  • Who is the current chairman of ECOWAS?

    Q: Who is the current chairman of ECOWAS?

    A: As of September 2014, John Dramanl Mahama of Ghana is the chairman of the Economic Community of West African States, or ECOWAS. He was elected to the position in March 2014, succeeding Alassane Ouattara of the Ivory Coast.
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  • What type of government does Venezuela have?

    Q: What type of government does Venezuela have?

    A: Venezuela has a federal republic style of government. It is under a constitution and has an elected president who serves as both head of government and head of state. The nation has a 167-seat unicameral National Assembly. There are 23 states, 11 federally controlled island groups and a government district that includes parts of Caracas.
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  • Why does the Queen face one way on stamps and the other on coins?

    Q: Why does the Queen face one way on stamps and the other on coins?

    A: Queen Elizabeth II's likeness faces to the right on coins and to the left on stamps due to traditions within the Royal Mint and Royal Mail. Ever since the reign of Charles II, portraits of British monarchs on coinage alternate the direction they face based upon their immediate predecessors. The Royal Mail always shows monarchs facing to the left on standard postage stamps.
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  • Who are Israel's allies?

    Q: Who are Israel's allies?

    A: As of 2014, Israel's closest diplomatic relations are with the United States. The country has diplomatic ties with 157 other countries including Egypt, Jordan and much of the European Union.
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  • Who is the president of Australia?

    Q: Who is the president of Australia?

    A: Australia, a Commonwealth country, does not have a president. The nation does have a prime minister. The prime minister of Australia as of March 2014 is Tony Abbott, the head of the Labor Party of Australia.
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  • What is the current queen of England's surname?

    Q: What is the current queen of England's surname?

    A: According to The British Monarchy website, the surname of Queen Elizabeth II of England is Windsor. King George V, Queen Elizabeth's grandfather, officially took this name in 1917 as both his surname and the name of his royal house.
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  • What are the laws in the U.K. about siblings sharing a bedroom?

    Q: What are the laws in the U.K. about siblings sharing a bedroom?

    A: The "Housing Act 1985" states that a dwelling is considered as "overcrowded" if two persons of different sexes, who are not married, have to share a same room for sleeping purposes. However, children under the age of 10 can share a room regardless of their sex.
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  • What is the difference between Mi5 and Mi6?

    Q: What is the difference between Mi5 and Mi6?

    A: The Mi5 seeks to protect the United Kingdom, its citizens and interests from internal and external threats while the Mi6 focuses exclusively on external threats. The Mi6 is officially known as the Secret Intelligence Service.
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  • What is Prince William's last name?

    Q: What is Prince William's last name?

    A: Prince William's last name is Mountbatten-Windsor. The royal family, typically, does not need to use a last name. However, this last name is used by direct descendants of Queen Elizabeth II, when they have an occasion to need one, such as upon marriage into the family.
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  • What is Sheikh Mansour's net worth?

    Q: What is Sheikh Mansour's net worth?

    A: Sheikh Mansour, owner of the Manchester City Football Club, is reported to be one of the wealthiest men in football with a net worth of about 20 billion pounds. He topped the 2011 and 2010 lists of the FourFourTwo "Rich List" of wealthy football owners.
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  • What kind of government does Cuba have?

    Q: What kind of government does Cuba have?

    A: Cuba has a totalitarian communist state government. It is headed by President Raul Castro. Raul succeeded his brother, Fidel Castro, as president in 2008. Castro is the president, chief of state and commander of the armed forces of Cuba.
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  • Why does Bolivia have two capital cities?

    Q: Why does Bolivia have two capital cities?

    A: As of 2014, Bolivia has two capital cities, La Paz and Sucre, in order to split up administrative, legislative, and judicial headquarters and duties. The administrative capital is La Paz, and Sucre is the legislative and judicial, or constitutional, headquarters.
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  • What are the rights of the Filipino children?

    Q: What are the rights of the Filipino children?

    A: The U.N. Convention on the Rights of the Child, signed and ratified by the Philippines, states that children have inherent human rights and violating them is internationally illegal. These include the rights to life and development, physical and mental protection, non-discrimination and health. Children are also entitled to the rights to have an identity, get an education, remain free of exploitation and to be raised by a loving family.
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  • Why is Belarus called White Russia?

    Q: Why is Belarus called White Russia?

    A: Belarus was long referred to as White Russia because the name "Belarus" translates directly as "White Rus." "Rus" is an antiquated term for pre-modern Russia. In English, the term "White Russia" is considered archaic and is no longer in use. However, many other languages continue to use a direct translation of "White Russia" to reference Belarus.
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  • What are current United States protectorates?

    Q: What are current United States protectorates?

    A: Protectorates, officially called "insular areas of the United States," are jurisdictions administered by the United States that aren't part of a state or a federal district. Freely associated states administered by the United States include the Marshall Islands, Federal States of Micronesia, Palau and others.
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  • What kind of government does Nepal have?

    Q: What kind of government does Nepal have?

    A: Nepal's government is a federal democratic republic. This newest form of government replaces the previous monarchy, which Parliament voted to remove in 2007.
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