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Where do the regions of Westeros appear to align as of the season 6 finale?

The following is the political alignment of the regions in current timeline:                                                                        The North Currently held by Starks who are opposed ...
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Author of 60s/70s sci-fi novel called Sphere, about a clear personal transport device made from Martian technology

It's Shield, not Sphere. The author is Poul Anderson. The cover image you describe brought it back immediately. Just in case there is more than one book with a "Cover illustration [that] showed ...
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Which body coordinates Ministries of Magic across the globe?

The International Confederation of Wizards The International Confederation of Wizards is a wizarding intergovernmental organisation, equivalent to the Muggle United Nations. The leader of the ICW is ...
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Is there a "gun control" style lobby against wands in Harry Potter?

Wands are snapped. When Hagrid got expelled from Hogwarts, they snapped his wand. He's not supposed to use magic: "Oh, well -- I was at Hogwarts meself but I -- er -- got expelled, ter tell yeh ...
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What forms of government are there in the Harry Potter series?

The question deals with three scopes of government - the UK, the USA and internationally. I'll take each in turn. The UK Pottermore has a page on the UK Minister of Magic: The Minister for Magic ...
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Can a Federation colony become a member world?

According to the Star Trek: Star Charts factbook, there are several colony worlds that are full members of the Federation including Deneb V, Rigel X and Cestus III. We should also mention that there ...
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Are Starfleet and the Federation distinct entities? Why does Saru say they are?

The Federation and Starfleet are two separate entities. The Federation is a civilian government and a democracy that unites several planets under a singular banner (a similar concept is the European ...
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Under which kingdom are the Iron Islands?

The Iron Islands were a part of the Kingdom of Isles and Rivers. Before the Targeryen invasion, House Hoare ruled over the Iron Islands and the Riverlands. House Hoare was the Royal House of the ...
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Is Clark Kent a legally adopted U.S. Citizen?

I feel compelled to remind everyone that I am not a lawyer, and especially not an immigration lawyer. On the off chance that you find an abandoned space-baby by the side of the road, do not take this ...
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How is the post-heresy Imperium of Man governed exactly?

It's mostly self governed with an overruling force on Terra In 40K the imperium consists of over a million worlds as you said these worlds are hard to keep track off. The IOM (Imperium of Man) is ...
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Under which kingdom are the Iron Islands?

The Seven Kingdoms confusion Seven Kingdoms were the political entities which existed at time of Aegon's landing on shores of Blackwater Bay. Number of these political entities has always varied from ...
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Babylon 5 - Earth Alliance Presidential Powers

Clark's power grab was not facilitated by changes to the structure of government. In fact, his actions were illegal, as Sheridan points out on more than one ocassion. Notably, in s3e10 Severed Dreams: ...
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What political system does Star Trek's Federation operate under?

The other answers don't address the basic question of whether the Federation is a democracy, so I just wanted to point out that in the TOS episode "Errand of Mercy", we do get confirmation that it is, ...
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What's the name of that comic team with genetically engineered government agents?

The series was called Hunter-Killer. Written by Mark Waid, with the first several issues drawn by Marc Silvestri. It began coming out as a Top Cow production (released through Image Comics) in 2005. ...
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Which body coordinates Ministries of Magic across the globe?

Yes. There is an Internantional Confederation of Wizards. It governs the Ministers for Magic and the wizarding schools among other things. Damocles Rowle 1718 - 1726 Rowle was elected on a ...
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Has Steve Rogers ever explicitly endorsed or supported a political party, politician or candidate?

I used to be a regular reader of "Captain America" comic books, but not for many years now. So my information may be out of date . . . but in at least one story in my collection, published in the late ...
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Does the Wizarding World have a European Union?

The Medieval Assembly of European Wizards Harry found Ron at the back of the library, measuring his History of Magic homework. Professor Binns had asked for a three foot long composition on “The ...
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Which body coordinates Ministries of Magic across the globe?

The International Confederation of Wizards Is there a wizard UN? The equivalent is the International Confederation of Wizards. Twitter
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Is there a "gun control" style lobby against wands in Harry Potter?

Nothing in canon, of course, but I would have to think there would not be any such group. The key issue is that wands are essentially required for ALL magic, not just for attack spells (or at least, ...
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Government awareness of Supernatural threats and hunters

Honestly, given the nature of the threats the Winchesters have faced, it seems almost impossible that NO higher government officials have EVER considered the realm of the supernatural given the state ...
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Where do the regions of Westeros appear to align as of the season 6 finale?

At the end of Season 6, there are 4 kings/queens that the regions of Westeros are rallying behind. The King in the North - Jon Snow The North (as seen when Lyanna Mormont, et. al. declared Jon the ...
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Can an individual apply to become a Federation citizen?

Apparently so. The Federation, according to DS9: The Never-Ending Sacrifice, has policies and procedures for the request for, and granting of, Federation citizenship from non-member-species applicants....
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Looking for a title of a sci-fi novel or story where a government department's job was to slow things down

Might this be one of the stories set in Frank Herbert's fictional universe featuring a Bureau of Sabotage? From the Wikipedia article on them: In Herbert's fiction, sometime in the far future, ...
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What forms of government are there in the Harry Potter series?

OK incomplete answer since I do not have my books here, but feel free to improve as needed. I'll try to do that when I get home. Also: spoilers. MACUSA does not seem to have interaction with the No-...
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Is there a "gun control" style lobby against wands in Harry Potter?

Great Britain Although there doesn't seem to be much legislation about wand ownership, we do see that people lose the right to bear wands upon getting expelled from Hogwarts, and that other races are ...
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Which body coordinates Ministries of Magic across the globe?

The International Confederation of Wizards would. The International Confederation of Wizards is the worldwide governing body responsible for coordinating Ministries of Magic, enforcing the laws that ...
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What universities provide a path to a Starfleet commission?

Mathematically it seems difficult for Starfleet's San Francisco's campus to be the only place officers come from. Canonically I don't recall any alternate campuses - other than the strong implication ...
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What political system does Star Trek's Federation operate under?

The Federation is a democracy, although one where Starfleet seems to have a great deal of influence (why are Starfleet admirals sitting on the Federation Council, which is ostensibly a civilian body?) ...
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Why does MACUSA have no interaction with the US Government?

Pre-1790 Before the creation of the Magical Congress of the United States of America in 1693 there existed no unified Wizarding government in the US to interact with the No-Maj government. Individual ...
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Is Clark Kent a legally adopted U.S. Citizen?

Yes and No. In a strictly legal sense it's worth mentioning that all of the early (Gold and Silver age) comics agree that Clark was originally found by the Kents, then put up for adoption and then ...
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