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How Geography Shaped the USA and Russia

There are 195 countries in this world, and most of them are unique in several ways. They possess their own history, culture, and citizens that separate them from the rest of the world in one way or another. An important factor as to how and why nations have developed the way they have is their geography. Geography is the very foundation of any nation, influencing their growth, security and wealth in a significant way. Geographical features dictate the national and international policy of every country, which is why we want to take a look at several nations, this time the US and Russia, to analyze how geography shapes and influences their every decision.
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The Racist Agenda: Politics at the Expense of Equality

Rising political tensions, a strengthening right-wing, and Donald Trump. Racism is as big of a topic as it’s always been. What we often like to ignore though is that racism never decreased nor that it’s at its peak now. Previous US Presidents cleverly used underlying racism and racist notions to collect votes and carve a way to hell for most of the black population in the US for the past decades.
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US Right-Wing: Radicalization and Conspiracy Theories

We’ve previously covered the apparent divide in US politics, of left and right drifting further apart on all fronts, creating a dangerous political atmosphere in the country. It doesn’t come from nothing either, with social media aiding the spread of fake news on all sides and a sense of patriotism and revolution in the air one can almost taste. The most worrying aspect of it all is the growing and increasingly radical right-wing that digs itself deeper and deeper into a hole of conspiracy theories that cover everything they don’t agree on, be it mass shootings like Sandy Hook or political opponents like Hillary Clinton.
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Color-Blind Racism: Think you’re not Racist? Think Again!

Abolishing inequality in the world is a big goal, one we continuously try to move closer to. One aspect of it is racism and the challenges it creates in our society. You see, the problem is, we all are racist to a certain degree, even those of us, that claim to be color-blind or treating everyone the same.
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LGBTQ Youth Homelessness

LGBTQ Youth Homelessness: Lonely and Victimized

LGBTQ homelessness is not a hot topic anywhere. Why would it be? It’s not visible or sexy enough to catch votes with it, it’s not on our radar at all. When we think about the homeless we think about old dirty beggars on street corners, which is already sad enough, but the truth is grimmer than that. Up to 1.6 Million young people are subject to homelessness each year in the US alone, and a huge chunk of them is part of the LGBTQ community. Here’s what you need to know about LGBTQ youth homelessness.
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Parkland Shooting: More Guns and Ignorance

We’ve talked about the Parkland Shooting before, but as mass shootings go, they have a severe and long-lasting impact. Nevertheless, I actually didn’t want to address it more than once, out of fear of repeating myself, out of fear of making redundant points that don’t bring any of us forward. However, seeing high school students across the nation rise to the occasion, facing corrupt politicians that refuse to take them seriously, demanding yet more weapons inside schools, is simply incomprehensible.
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Donald Trump: A President and His Business

The President of the United States is an official position filled with varies moral responsibilities and requirements. One of these requirements is the sole dedication and loyalty to the country and its citizens. Donald Trump seemingly fulfills neither of those requirements, as he is frequently seen and quoted with utmost concern toward himself and no one else, which raises an important question. Just how impartial is President Trump in regards to his own business, which he, unlike other Presidents, doesn’t seem to give up? The truth is, Donald Trump earns more than ever, thanks to his Presidency, and he seems eager to exploit it to the fullest extent.
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Super PACs and Lobbying: How Corrupt Are US Politics?

The USA, land of pride, land of the foolish, we like to look at poorer countries and belittle them for their values and way of doing politics. We mainly disregard them for their inherent corruption on every level, as found in many African and Asian countries to date. What we like to ignore though, is the fact, that the self-proclaimed democracy of the world, the pinnacle of personal freedom, the United States, has a lot of issues too. One of which is corruption on the highest level of US politics. They just don’t call it that, they call it Lobbying.
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Medical Procedures: The US Health System Rips Off Its Patients

It has been discovered recently, that a lot of patients who are suffering from severe heart diseases get prescribed medical procedures by doctors that do them no good. Instead of being beneficial for the patients, some of these medical procedures even prove to be dangerous. Take the example of a stent that most doctors prescribe to patients suffering from heart diseases. These stents easily cost patients between $11,000 to $41,000 in the United States of America.
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