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Shinzo Abe is the prime minister of Japan. Abe was actually the prime minister twice in a sense. He was elected prime minister in 2006 and then he had to step down due to health issues in 2007. However, in 2012, he assumed office again. Abe has actually held many offices throughout his years beginning in 1993. These offices include Member of the House of Representatives, Chief Cabinet Secretary and then prime minister.

Abe has done many great things during his time as prime minister. Some of these things took place during his first term as prime minister in 2006. One thing he did back then was to balance the budget of Japan. He began negotiating with North Korea after North Korea began kidnapping Japanese citizens.

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The terms far right and left refer to the conservative or liberal ways about the people. People who are far right or are practicing far-right politics means that they are usually conservative and oppose fascists and communists. Leftists are the opposite and they are very liberal. This is a spectrum so that most people fall along this spectrum and are not complete far right or left, but somewhere in the middle.

Many parties that contain members who are considered right wings are actually growing in numbers in Europe. This is mainly due to the increase in elections in favor of the right-wing parties. That is because of the problems with the economies in the past and the immigrants coming to these countries over the past few years.

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Usually, spontaneous events or actions that could not be predicted start wars. So, it is difficult to determine which country is going to make the first move. Also, there are different countries that are at odds with other countries. Countries in the Middle East are angry with and have been angry with countries around the world. Also, North Korea is having problems with countries including China, Japan and United States.

Most likely, it seems that North Korea could begin World War III due to the pressure from other countries angering their leader. Commonly, North Korea presents its nuclear weapons in parades to prove that they have these weapons. To me, it means that they might be ready to start using them.

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I don’t think China is the new USSR. It doesn’t appear that China’s President Xi Jinping is leading China in the same direction and perhaps he has learned from Russia’s mistakes. The USSR broke apart after Mikhail Gorbachev introduced new policies that he hoped would help the USSR “become a more prosperous, productive nation. These policies were called glasnost and perestroika.”

However, these policies were slow to yield positive results and some historians would say they “did more to hasten the collapse of the Soviet Union than to help it.” People living in the Soviet satellites of Eastern Europe began to revolt. By 1991 Boris Yeltsin, who believed in some democratic and free market reforms took over and Gorbachev resigned as leader on December 31, 1991 the USSR ceased to exist.

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Some people may become confused with the differences between the BJP and the Congress party when they are not from India. Those who are from India are aware that these are two opposing parties in Indian politics. The BJP and Congress have conflicting views about the things that are happening in India.

Congress is known to have governed India for a long time. It has occurred until 2014. India decided that they would like to change the government for now. Some people say that BJP is probably going to lose in 2019 because people would like to go back to Congress again shortly.

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Lobbyists make a fair amount of money. You are not going to get rich by being one though. They can make around 46,000 per year or up to average $75,000 a year. That's not the big bucks that politicians make but it is decent money to make. The experience and education a lobbyist has behind him is one big factor that determines his pay.


How well he does his job and how effective he is helps to determine it as well. The city a lobbyist works in is another determining factor of how much a lobbyist makes. So, there is a vast paycheck difference in how much a lobbyist makes. What one puts into it is a big judge of how much cash he will get out of it as most things tend to be that way.

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Better for whom? Communists would argue that by a rigorous sharing out of assets, all are better off. In a democracy it is easy for there to be side discrepancies between rich and poor, and for a billionaire to use a free bus pass if over 65 years, whereas a homeless person may not be able to get a pass without an address even if over 65. So the communist would argue that such a situation could not exist under communism.

However, communist countries like USSR had their fair share of corruption and when a change of regime alerted residents to the goodies available in the West they were very quick to seek them. Communism looks best on paper but no country appears to have made it really work for the economy or for those living in it.

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The term "lobbying" means for a group of people with a certain cause in common to rally together in order to bring attention to that cause. They are often lobbying before congress or some entity who can do something about their cause such as make abortions legal or illegal. They are ultimately seeking to influence people, politicians or public officials to see their side on a particular issue at hand.


The group may protest, carrying signs for their cause and chanting slogans. Or, they may just assemble and draw attention from the media as well as potlitical attention. They feel very strongly about what they believe in so they are not afraid to spend countless hours and even money rallying and organizing. Causes can vary but the main thing is that they draw attention to the cause from the powers that be who can make a difference if persuaded.

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The most common ways that companies conduct their lobbying efforts are not exactly on the up and up. One thing they do is what is called "controlling the ground" where they ultimately win by owning and controlling the terms of a debate, steering the conversations away from things they know they can't win and focusing on to those they can win, much like a presidential debate.


They also influence the media to try to get them on their side which is very powerful. They also can promote their own cause by rallying alongside another cause like a humanitarian effort. An oil company might join in to help save the whales or clean up the beaches. That is basically using another cause to further their own cause. The ways in which companies lobby are usually much different and sneakier than you would think but...it works, 9 times out of 10.

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Lobbying hasn't been declared illegal because the very ones who participate in it are the ones making the laws an upholding the laws. It is a full circle of corruption in a legal way. It has been done through the years for so long, it is not only legal but acceptable and expected.


Lobbying is actually just legal bribery but since both parties get what they want, one gets money and the other gets their way, it continues and probably always will. There have been some attempts to stomp it out but those attempts were interceeded by none other than the lawmakers themselves.


So, what has been will be. There is really no way to make all governments just and upright. They never have been and never will be. Money and power will always rule over people and those who don't realize that are the decieved.

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