European Union (EU)

The European Union (EU), as the name indicates, is an assortment of 28 European nations having common social, security and economic policies. Headquartered in Brussels, Belgium, the EU is not one big country (unlike the United Kingdom) or continent. The member countries are independent but must cede to EU agreements. Set up in 1993, the […]

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Federalism

Federalism is a form of governance as per which multiple governments exercise shared control or power over a region. The constitution of the particular country/state bestows these powers on both governments. In other words, federalism is when a country has a government at the centre and separate sub-governments for its different regions (states or cities), […]

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First Lady

First Lady is a term used to address the wife of a non-monarchical or elected official such as governor or president. All American presidents are given the “first lady” unofficial title. The honorable title is also bestowed upon women who’ve done remarkably well in a specific field. A first lady is, therefore, someone with great […]

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International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)

Also called Atoms for Peace, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) is a sub-United Nations (UN) organization that works towards promoting secure, safe and peaceful nuclear technology use. In other words, IAEA is against nuclear technology use for military or war purposes. It ensures member countries abide by their commitment to IAEA on peaceful nuclear […]

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Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization (CTBTO)

The Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization (CTBTO) was formed in 1996 to prohibit any and every kind of nuclear weapon testing. As the name suggests, the treaty was formed to bring an end to unchecked nuclear weapons test explosions. The treaty prohibited testing of nuclear weapons or similar nuclear explosions in outer space, atmosphere, or under […]

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