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    The Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) is the key party initiating changes which have affected the transformation of the Japanese political system and the beyond recognition of the two leading parties (LDP and (DPJ) for many decades. It can be seen that the LDP set out to demolish the once prevalent myth which Japanese politics is a stagnant set of entrenched interests systems that seem basically undemocratic for the opposition parties. In fact, Japanese parties and politicians are increasingly aware of their people’s concerns, the media and other factors that can play a substantial role in keeping accountability healthy and alive. For most of Japan’s postwar years, the LDP as a single party has controlled the Government of Japan. Meanwhile other…

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    Yasukuni Shrine Essay

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    of bereaved family members further complicate the issue. John Breen’s edited volume Yasukuni, the War Dead and the Struggle for Japan’s Past explores the break in Sino-Japanese relations, and fills a gap in the literature (available in English) with balanced debate. Published on the cusp of Japanese leadership change, the text is a timely contribution which not only debates Koizumi’s Yasukuni problem, but also highlights the challenges that will face the incoming Prime Minister, Shinzo Abe.…

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    In the United States, the majority of the media and political candidates are either liberal or conservative in nature. The Democratic Party and news channels such as, MSNBC represent the liberal side of American Politics. On the other hand, the Republican Party and news channels such as, Fox News support the conservative side of American politics. Furthermore, the Republican and Democratic Parties are the two largest political parties in the United States. By looking at the parties’ beliefs,…

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    Texas political alignment began as a strong and faithful for the Democratic Party. Through time however the political alignment switched from Democratic, to Republican, to a long lasting Democratic until turning back into the Republican alignment we have today. The particular rime and the economy of Texas was a large part of what cause these changes. To dive deeper into the changes of political alignment we have to understand who was in power at the time both in the national government and state…

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    This graph shows an increase of polarization between the republicans and the democrats. In both parties, members are adopting more extremist ideas. Democrats are identifying more as being consistently liberal and republicans are identifying more as being consistently conservative. This leaves little room for moderate republicans and democrats and also leaves little room for compromise. This graph shows how people from the Democratic and Republican parties receive most of their information from…

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    The Democratic Party

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    In his book “Listen Liberal or Whatever Happened to the Party of the People” Thomas Frank explores the last century of the Democratic Party in America. Being a liberal himself, Frank gives an insider view to the democratic party and its failures. I commend him for tackling this feat because most people would not be able to do the same about their respective party. I agree with a lot of things that have been brought to light in this book, such as the abandonment of the blue collar middle class…

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    split between two major political parties, the Democrats and the Republicans. Throughout history, Democrats and Republicans have emphasized and ascertained the evident differences between their policies. They are majorly perceived as black and white, liberal and conservative, however their similarities seem to be overshadowed by these differences. Democrats focus on change, while Republicans value tradition, but both parties have emphatical sources of political support and focus on expansion of…

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    to local governance, backed by the Liberal Democratic party. Kazuhiko Yamauchi successful campaign illustrates distinctive attributes, that ultimately wins Yamauchi the election. Yamauchi following the conventions of a Japanese campaign is paramount. Adhering to traditional campaign conventions, gave Kazuhiko Yamauchi the most favorable outcome in the election. Yamauchi on the surface was not an ideal candidate. Yamauchi had zero political experience. The only formal requirement that Yamauchi…

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    The First Redemption The First Redemption was the Southern Democrats reclamation of Southern states and some border states, marking their return to political power after the civil war. Southern Democrats hid behind economic disagreements with republicans, such as state expenditures and public schools, to disguise the policies created that directly attacked the changes wrought by Reconstruction. (Foner 182) Democrats called for a return of “intelligent policy holders” to power. (Foner 182)…

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    Voting Patterns

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    studied, Detroit remains as the most liberal city with 93.96% of the votes cast for liberal candidates” (Alderman et al). District of Columbia, Oakland, San Francisco, Cleveland, Baltimore, Seattle, Chicago, Philadelphia and St. Louis, these cities all originate from areas of the nation commonly thought as liberal. With representation from customarily “blue” Midwestern (Michigan and Illinois), Northeastern (Pennsylvania), and the West coast (California and Washington) states. This further…

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