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energyExamining Challenges and Chances for a Successful Coup in Venezuela

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Nextbigfuture wrote several articles in early 2018, where we looked at the rapid economic and social collapse in Venezuela and believed it would lead to a military coup. Nextbigfuture predicted the coup would happen by the end of 2018. There …

militaryRussia Controls the Black Sea and Ukraine Needs to Join the EU

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The Russian coastguard opened fire on two artillery boats and a tug belonging to Ukraine which it claimed had made an unauthorized passage through Russia’s waters. Two of the craft, the Berdyansk and the Nikopol, were damaged and six crew …

energyTaiwan Votes for Nuclear Power

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Taiwanese voters on Saturday decisively rejected the government’s phase-out of nuclear power, 59% to 41%. After shutting down a nuclear reactor, Taiwan had a black-out in 2017 that threatened the vital semiconductor industry. A Trend Survey Research poll commissioned by …

politicsTaiwan Election has KMT Winning Key Cities

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The DPP lost the Kaohsiung mayoral election. DPP had held that city for 20 years. The KMT won the central city of Taichung and in New Taipei. Close Taipei Election Will Have Suit to Invalidate Only a few hundred votes …

canadaCanada federal election in 2019 could be a referendum on carbon tax

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is planning to create a carbon pricing plan for four of the provinces in Canada. Ontario, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, and New Brunswick do have carbon pricing plans. Those provinces have nearly half the population of Canada. Trudeau …

politicsTwo sides in USA have declarations of Cold Civil War

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Civil wars are defined as a violent conflict within a country fought by organized groups that aim to take power at the center or in a region, or to change government policies. The Cold War was a state of geopolitical …

ecommerceHow will Google and Facebook be regulated in response to fear of the tech giants?

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For a few years there has been growing calls to curb the monopoly power of Amazon, Google and Facebook. Previously Republicans have been against monopoly regulation. Recent developments could cause Republicans in the House and Senate to support the White …

immigrationAnti-establishment politics trend theory ignores the muslim aspect

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Ian Bremmer, President of the Eurasian Group presents his theory that there has been a global backlash against the establishment, immigration and globalization as a global trend. He also indicates four drivers of the movement. Bremmer does not mention the …

chinaChina is spending millions on engineering and geological work for the 84 mile rail tunnel to Taiwan

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In 2017, Chinese Academy of Engineering completed a detailed design for an 84 mile long Tunnel to Taiwan. The Academy is the largest central governmental advisory body on infrastructural construction. Beijing included a cross-strait high-speed rail network in its then-new …

citiesChicago having more total murders than cities of LA and NY combined leads for calls for Mayor to resign

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There was an anti-violence demonstration in Chicago which also called for Mayor Rahm Emanuel to resign. Chicago has had more total murders in 2016, 2017 and 2018 than the combined populations of Los Angeles and Chicago. This is despite having …