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Politics is the process and method of gaining or maintaining support for public or common action, the conduct of decision-making for groups. Although it is usually applied to governments, political behavior is also observed in corporate, academic, religious, and other institutions. Political science is the field devoted to studying political behavior and examining the acquisition and application of power, or the ability to impose one's will on another. Its practitioners are known as political scientists. Political scientists look at elections, public opinion, institutional activities (how legislatures act, the relative importance of various sources of political power), the ideologies behind various politicians and interest groups, how politicians achieve and wield their influence, and so on.

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The European Union is an international organization of 27 European states, established in 1992. It originates from the Coal and Steel Community, founded in 1951 by Germany, France, Italy and the Benelux countries. However, the French-German politician Robert Schuman presented his proposal of a united Europe, known as the Schuman declaration, already in 1950, which is considered to be the beginning of what is now the European Union. The Union has many activities, the most important being a common single market, consisting of a customs union, a single currency, a Common Agricultural Policy and a Common Fisheries Policy.

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The resignation letter of U. S. President Richard M. Nixon on August 9, 1974 during the Watergate scandal.

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George H. W. Bush

George Herbert Walker Bush (born 1924) is an American politician who served as the 41st President of the United States (1989–93). He had previously served as the 43rd Vice President (1981–89), a congressman, an ambassador, and Director of Central Intelligence. He ran unsuccessfully for president of the United States in 1980, but was chosen by party nominee Ronald Reagan to be the vice presidential nominee, and the two were subsequently elected. In 1988, Bush launched a successful campaign to succeed Reagan as president, defeating Democratic opponent Michael Dukakis. Foreign policy drove the Bush presidency; military operations were conducted in Panama and the Persian Gulf at a time of world change; the Berlin Wall fell in 1989 and the Soviet Union dissolved two years later. In the wake of economic concerns, he lost the 1992 presidential election to Democrat Bill Clinton.

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  • May 13: Changing position, President Trump says FBI Director Comey was fired over Russia investigation, showboating
  • May 11: Moon Jae-in becomes President of South Korea
  • May 11: President Trump fires FBI Director James Comey, raising questions about Russia investigation
  • May 10: Cyberattack, not HBO comedian, caused website wipeout, says FCC
  • May 9: Emmanuel Macron wins French presidential election race
  • May 2: Turkey blocks Wikipedia, alleging smear campaign
  • April 29: U.S. officials disclose Russian think tank plans outlining interference in 2016 U.S. presidential election
  • April 21: Theresa May calls for June general election
  • April 20: Usually Republican Georgia district faces runoff for seat in U.S. House of Representatives after Democrat nearly wins outright
  • April 2: Israel approves first West Bank settlement in over 20 years

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Edmund Burke
There is a sort of enthusiasm in all projectors, absolutely necessary for their affairs, which makes them proof against the most fatiguing delays, the most mortifying disappointments, the most shocking insults; and, what is severer than all, the presumptuous judgement of the ignorant upon their designs.
Edmund Burke, Irish statesman, author, orator, 1757
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