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A dive into every country's history and why they exist. I also do episodes on political parties throughout the world or just talking about stuff that interests me!

email:whydocountriesexist@gmail.com

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Why do countries exist Ryan O'Hara

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A dive into every country's history and why they exist. I also do episodes on political parties throughout the world or just talking about stuff that interests me!

email:whydocountriesexist@gmail.com

Request/feedback form:https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSf5m6cVniic8zkY13UZmUAxwLTNuVdBEkYqHmQCvvyAkGcUSg/viewform?usp=sf_link

    New Zealand Political Parties

    New Zealand Political Parties

    A look at political parties of New Zealand
    Email: whydocountriesexist@gmail.com
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    Citizen’s Handbook:
    https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PL3lS2qVBadNM5ZAZWaVDxH6PcmunCW4I3
    “Campaign” documentary:
    https://www.nzonscreen.com/title/campaign
    “Revolution” TV series:
    https://www.nzonscreen.com/title/revolution-1996/series
     
    Intro 0:00
    Background and political structure 0:59
    Labour Party 4:31
    Green Party 7:05
    National Party 9:14
    ACT 11:48
    Māori Party 14:26
    Other minor parties 16:34
    Outro 19:57

    • 21 min
    History of Burundi

    History of Burundi

    History of Burundi
    Recipe for Banana and Beans: https://youtu.be/oenEO8sGza4
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    Intro 0:00
    Country profile 0:53
    Early history 3:05
    Burundian kingdom 4:41
    German and Belgian Burundi 5:25
    UPRONA dictatorship 9:29
    Burundi Civil war 14:53
    CNDD rule and Current politics 19:07
    Conclusion, outro and sources 22:20

    • 24 min
    Colombian Political Parties

    Colombian Political Parties

    A look at Colombian politics. Also, sorry my pronunciation of Uribe got worse and worse as the episode went on, my b lol
    Email: whydocountriesexist@gmail.com
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    Intro 0:00
    Background and political structure 0:49
    Historic Pact 4:44
    Colombian Liberal Party 7:44
    Colombian Conservative Party 10:14
    Hope Center Alliance/Green alliance 12:41
    Radical Change 15:10
    Democratic Center 16:28
    Party of the U 19:19
    League of Anti-corruption Governors 21:28
    Independent Movement of Absolute Renovation (MIRA) 22:16
    Outro 23:14

    • 24 min
    Philippine Political Parties

    Philippine Political Parties

    A look at political parties in the Philippines
    https://www.eurasiareview.com/06042022-why-do-political-parties-not-work-in-philippine-elections-analysis/
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    Intro 0:00
    Background and political structure 0:46
    PDP-Laban 3:59
    Nacionalista Party 6:53
    Nationalist People’s Coalition (NPC) 8:19
    National unity party (NUP) 9:29
    Lakas–Christian Muslim Democrats (lakas-CMD) 10:10
    Liberal Party 11:20
    Federal Party of the Philippines (PFP) 14:29
    Democratic Action (Aksyon) 17:03
    Progressive Movement for the Devolution of Initiatives (PROMDI) 18:30
    Party list parties 19:40
    Outro 20:57

    • 22 min
    History of Burkina Faso

    History of Burkina Faso

    Upright people
    Link to the Zoomkoom recipe: https://www.196flavors.com/burkina-faso-zoom-koom/
    Link to my Benin episode: https://directory.libsyn.com/episode/index/id/19498211
    Email: whydocountriesexist@gmail.com
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    Intro 0:00
    Country profile 0:59
    Pre-colonial history 3:21
    French rule 4:53
    Upper Volta and Thomas Sankara 7:18
    Compaore’s rule and 2014 uprising 10:35
    Post-2015 and current politics 13:27
    Outro conclusion and sources 15:21

    • 17 min
    Interview with representatives from Agora

    Interview with representatives from Agora

    Interview with Marie Corman, a volunteer working within Agora helping with external relations, Michael Damman, a volunteer working within Agora helping organize the Brussels Citizen assembly and Pepijn Kennis, Agora's representative in the Brussel's regional parliament. 
    Interview date: April 7th, 2022
    Agora itself is a Belgian political party, working towards moving political power away from representatives and towards ordinary people. It is largely based in Brussels.
    link to my wider episode on Belgian politics: https://open.spotify.com/episode/20mMDt3DYhygKsqvRJaHXh?si=tAdbEjA9T2Sxmzfkoyb-Hw
    Email: whydocountriesexist@gmail.com
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    • 49 min

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