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The 2012 Presidential Election in United States Part I

President Barack Obama is running for re-election as President of the United States on November 6, challenged by Republican Mitt Romney. The election kicks off while the United States is in a severe economic downturn, something the challenger Romney has based his election campaign on. With high unemployment, low economic growth and high government debt,… Read More »

10 Years after 09. 11 Part II

5: Critics of “War on Terror” There were some critics. One of the critics was the famous scientist John Mearsheimer . Mearsheimer’s critique was based on American self-interest. The US military is completely superior to other states, he said. Why then waste a lot of resources that could rather be used elsewhere. Why spend the… Read More »

10 Years after 09. 11 Part I

10 years later, the terrorist attacks of 11.09.2001 against New York and Washington still have an aura around them. In ancient Greek, the aura was initially a breeze. But the emperor’s castle in Constantinople was called Magnaura – fresh breeze – that is, almost in the sense of the winner of power. The aura that… Read More »

Growing Contradictions in American Politics Part II

4: Ideological dividing lines The contradictions between the Democrats and the Republicans are basically a conflict between two different political directions in the view of the degree of public governance . What power the federal government in Washington should have over the state government is one of the key questions. Democrats like to argue for… Read More »

Growing Contradictions in American Politics Part I

In the discussion of the United States’ international role and position of power, attention is usually drawn to the foreign and security policy challenges that the country faces. The discussion is often about how a war-weary United States, a country located in North America according to Thefreegeography, burdened by large government debt, will be able… Read More »

More Free Trade Across the North Atlantic? Part III

The effects of TTIP will also vary from country to country. Some countries may experience greater reductions in their exports than Norway. Because new free trade agreements cover areas other than just trade in goods, there may also be distortions in fields other than trade in goods. Stronger protection of the interests of multinational companies… Read More »

More Free Trade Across the North Atlantic? Part II

A third question concerns areas that have traditionally been outside trade policy. An example is trade in services . This can be education, transport, banking, shipping and insurance. International trade in services has increased sharply in recent years. There is much disagreement about how trade in services should be regulated in international agreements. Similarly, there… Read More »

Cuba without Castro Part II

Raúl Castro opened up the economy further when he took over after big brother Fidel, who became ill in 2006 and died in 2016. Cuba had not been able to secure enough income to maintain the level of welfare, and it therefore began to decline, like the country’s buildings. All still had access to health… Read More »

Cuba without Castro Part I

The brothers Raúl and Fidel Castro have ruled the communist country of Cuba for over half a century. Now a political generational change is underway. How did Cuba become the country we know it today? What role did Cuba play during the Cold War? What is the human rights situation like in Cuba? And what… Read More »

U.S. Rating Agencies Part I

The three major US rating agencies – Standard & Poor’s , Moody’s and Fitch – often appear in the media picture. We see this especially when the politicians in a state are angry after being downgraded, be it Greece, France, Portugal or others. There are whispers about conspiracies and American domination. These private companies give… Read More »

U.S. Rating Agencies Part II

4: Rating agencies and the financial crisis in 2007–2008 In the decade before the crisis broke out, a large, new market emerged in so-called structured savings product or debt product. In essence, a number of housing loans and other loans were collected in packages and then divided into groups (transjar) according to risk level. After… Read More »

U.S. Rating Agencies Part III

Still, there is no doubt that rating agencies are as powerful as many critics want them to be. During the euro crisis, it has so far appeared that the rating agencies have constantly been in “arrears”. They downgrade countries only after investors have already “priced in” the new risk picture. This means that they have… Read More »

From Polarization to Violent Rebellion Part II

4: Mobilization of extremes The United States, a country located in North America according to Itypetravel, has only two parties of national importance, and they have traditionally been very complex. When parties have to respond to several groups of voters with different interests and values, they tend to become more moderate because they have to… Read More »

From Polarization to Violent Rebellion Part I

The storming of the US Congress is often referred to as the result of polarization. But what exactly is polarization, and in what ways can this term explain the chaos surrounding the US election? What is polarization? How is the term used to explain the situation in the United States? What different types of polarization… Read More »

Trump or Biden Part II

4: Follows for Norway For Norway, a change of president is probably an advantage. This is despite the fact that Prime Minister Erna Solberg and Trump seem to get along well. The relationship between the USA and Norway is well taken care of and is on a benign track, especially after the successful summit in… Read More »

Trump or Biden Part I

The US presidential election is a gigantic international event. But does it matter to us Norwegians who wins? What is at stake when Americans go to the polls? What role do lobbyists and money play in American politics? What does the US election mean for us here in Norway? And further, what does it mean… Read More »

Life in San Diego

Living in America’s finest city – San Diego. According to CITYPOPULATIONREVIEW, the city in the US state of California is best known for its great climate and extremely popular with surfers due to its beaches. We have listed the different parts of the city to live in for you. DOWNTOWN Downtown San Diego is known… Read More »

Top 10 New York City Attractions

With just over eight million inhabitants in central New York , the city is by far the largest in the United States, and at the same time the largest tourist city on the North American continent. More and more Norwegians can afford to travel to the city of millions, which definitely has a lot to… Read More »

Washington DC Attractions and Tourist

Washington Attractions Washington DC has an extraordinary number of museums, galleries, monuments and other attractions to be such a small city. You can easily spend several weeks just doing the Smithsonian Institute museums full justice. Here we present a small selection of attractions to visit on your visit to Washington DC. U.S. Capitol Building The… Read More »

United States Overview

United States of America Official language English Capital Washington DC Form of government presidential Federal Republic Area 9,772,614 km² Residents 296,500,000 Currency U.S. dollar Time zone UTC-5 to UTC-10 License Plate United States Internet TLD .us,.gov,.mil,.edu Telephone area code 001 (Source: ALLCITYCODES) Geography With a total area of ​​9,772,614 km², the United States of America… Read More »