Interesting Questions, Facts and Information
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Interesting Questions, Facts, and Information
Political Science & History
|In what country did Joshua Nkomo (Zapu) and Bishop Muzorewa (UANC) lose the decisive first real free elections from the present-day political leader?||20th Century Political History
Zimbabwe (ex-Southern Rhodesia). Namibia: formerly South West Africa. Nyassaland: later called Malawi.- Northern Rhodesia: later called Zambia. Muzorewa won a clear majority of the seats allotted to blacks in the April 1997 election. He was unable to end warfare. In February 1980 there were new elections. Nkomo (ZAPU) won 20 seats. Muzorewa (UANC) won 3 seats. Winner was Robert Mugabe (ZANU ):57 seats.
Kenneth Kaunda. Apollo Milton Obote was President of Uganda from 1966 till 1971 and from 1980 till 1985.-Julius Kambaraye Nyerere (born in 1921) was first President of Tanzania from 1964 till 1985. He remained chairman of his Revolutionary Party of Tanzania until 1990.- Dr Hastings Banda (born in 1902) was PM of Nyassaland in 1961, then became PM of Malawi in 1964. Lifepresident in 1966. - Kenneth Kaunda was president of Zambia from 1964 till 1991.
|What was the name used by the Thsombe rebels for the province of Katanga after it had seceded from the rest of ex-Belgian Congo?||20th Century Political History
Shaba. It was Mobutu who rebaptised Katanga into Shaba. East Kasai and Maniema are provinces of Congo.
Mrs Bandaranaike. After the assasination of her husband in 1959, Mrs Bandaranaike led 2 coalition governments :60-65 and 70-77.- Margaret Hilda Thatcher was elected leader of the Conservatives. Became PM in 1979.Now Baroness. - Mary Robinson became President of the Irish Republic in 1990. Was succeeded to by another woman Mary Mc Aleese. - Indira Gandhi,born in 1917, became PM in 1966 and was assasinated in 1984.
8. 1. Calvin Coolidge 2. Herbert Clark Hoover 3. Franklin Delano Roosevelt 4.Harry S. Truman 5.Dwight D. Eisenhower 6.John Fitzgerald Kennedy 7. Lyndon Baines Johnson 8. Richard Milhous Nixon
Graca Machel. Myriam Makeba was an African singer born in 1932. She was exiled from South Africa because of her outspoken political views and settled in USA. After marrying militant leader Stokely Carmichael, she was declared unwelcome by the US government and moved to Guinea in 1969. Nadine Gordimer was a Member of the ANC and a Nobel Prize Winner for Literature who was born in 1926. Winnie Mandela was the second wife of Nelson Mandela, who divorced him in 1996. Graca Machel was the widow of Samora Machel, former president of Mozambique, who became Nelson Mandela 's third wife on his 80th birthday.
Thailand. King Bhumibol Adulyadeq of Thailand was born on 25th December 1927 in Cambridge, Massachusetts, U.S.A. He was crowned King 5th May 1950. - And no , he is not related to Yul Brynner or any other moviestar King of Siam.
|Karl Marx is a name oft uttered within the hallowed halls of political science departments throughout the world. Who was Marx's famous writing partner on works such as 'The Communist Manifesto'? ||Basics of Political Science I
Friedrich Engels. Marx and Engels observed the development of the Industrial Revolution firsthand, and both felt that, as a result of rapid industrial development, the growing social strains within European society would eventually boil over into political revolution. The two encouraged the urban proletariat to rise up against the bourgeois capitalist class and take control of the means of production (meaning, both physical capital and their own labor). Unfortunately for the two political philosophers, their ideas never caught on in the places intended (particularly, England), and Marx had no answer for the development of the labor movement within England and elsewhere. Marxist ideas did catch on in countries like Russia and China, with rather disastrous consequences.