Global politics is the name given to the ways in which countries and nation-states engage with economic and social policies. Global politics as a field of study identifies patterns in the ways countries, or groups of countries engage in these systems, how they interact with each other, and how they communicate about certain issues. It is a vastly complex and large field of study. Issues that currently affect global politics are climate change, violence against women, and the global economy.

What are world politics?

World politics, also referenced as global politics, is a discipline that studies political and economic patterns in the world and the field. World politics explores the relationship between cities, nation-states, shell-states, multinational corporations, non-governmental organizations, and international organizations. The discussions within world politics include national and ethnic conflict regulation, globalization, conflict and peace studies, comparative politics, and political economy.

What are comparative politics?

Comparative politics is a field in political science that is defined by the use of the comparative method to explore politics within countries. Scholars within the field strive to explore the similarities and differences in patterns created by politics all over the world. This includes political institutions, political behavior, conflict, and the causes and consequences of economic development. Comparative politics is also referred to as comparative government.

What can be learned by studying global politics?

Studying global politics allows for the individual to gain an understanding of local, national, international, and global political activity. It also allows them to explore political issues that may be directly affecting their life. Studying global politics allows for the understanding of abstract political concepts by placing them in real world examples and case studies. Students are able to develop an international understanding and awareness of multiple perspectives and opinions.

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Vladimir Putin

Vladimir Putin is the President of Russia. Before becoming President, he served in the KGB as an intelligence officer. He has been the President for a long time -- he keeps winning the Russian elections. People seem to be afraid of him around the world because he doesn’t seem to like many other countries. In Russia however, people love him. If you want, you can buy Putinka Vodka and PuTin canned goods. These things are really funny but also show how much propaganda there is about him. Vladimir Putin really enjoys working out and has a black belt in judo.

Vladimir Putin is 5 foot 7 inches (1.7 m) tall.

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Vladimir Putin is the President of Russia. Before becoming President, he served in the KGB as an intelligence officer. He has been the President for a long time -- he keeps winning the Russian elections. People seem afraid of him around the world because he doesn’t seem to like many other countries.

Vladimir Putin is 5 foot 7 inches (1.7 m) tall.

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Country: Russia
Position: President
Political Party: Independent

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Angela Merkel

Angela Merkel is the Chancellor of Germany. She has been in this role since 2005, and has overseen economic reforms that have made Germany the driving force of the European economy. She grew up in the former Soviet state of East Germany, and then went on to complete a degree in physics and work as a research scientist. She is considered the world’s most powerful woman, and you often see her meeting other heads of state but remaining in charge of the conversation. She likes opera, and used to work as a bartender.

Angela Merkel is 5 foot 5 inches (1.65 m) tall.

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Angela Merkel is the Chancellor of Germany. She has been in this role since 2005, and has led economic reforms that have made Germany the driving force of the European economy. She is considered the world’s most powerful woman and is often seen remaining leading conversations with other leaders.

Angela Merkel is 5 foot 5 inches (1.65 m) tall.

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Country: Germany
Position: Chancellor
Political Party: Christian Democratic Union

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Christine Lagarde
Collection of drawings of Christine Lagarde in poses from standing to walking with overall height dimensions

Christine Lagarde is the President of the European Central Bank as of November 2019. She was born in Paris in 1956, and grew up in Le Havre alongside her three brothers. She has had several high profile financial posts in the French government, and was the first woman to become a finance minister of a G8 economy. Previous to her current role, she held the role of Chairman of the International Monetary Fund for eight years. She is considered one of the most powerful women in the world. She likes swimming, cycling and hiking.

Christine Lagarde is 5 foot 11 inches (1.80 m) tall.

Christine Lagarde is the President of the European Central Bank as of November 2019. She has had several high profile financial posts in the French government, and was the first woman to become a finance minister of a G8 economy.

Christine Lagarde is 5 foot 11 inches (1.80 m) tall.

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Mike Pence
Drawings of Mike Pence in a range of positions labeled with overall height

Mike Pence is the Vice-President of the United States of America, having served in this role since the 2017 Presidential election. Born in in Indiana in 1959, he worked as a lawyer before being elected to Congress in the year 2000. He served as Governor to Indiana from 2012 to 2017. Mike Pence is anti-abortion, against women serving in the military, and is against same-sex marriage. In February 2020, President Trump announced Pence as the leader of the Coronavirus Task Force, an initiative that, due to extent of the pandemic in the US, is viewed to have failed.

Mike Pence has a height of 5’10” (1.78 m).

Mike Pence is the Vice-President of the United States of America, having served in this role since the 2017 Presidential election. Born in in Indiana in 1959, he worked as a lawyer before being elected to Congress in the year 2000. He served as Governor to Indiana from 2012 to 2017.

Mike Pence has a height of 5’10” (1.78 m).

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June 7, 1959

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Boris Johnson
Series of dimensioned illustrations of Boris Johnson in a range of postures from standing to waving and walking

Boris Johnson, born Alexander Boris de Pfeffel Johnson, is the current Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. He is a member of the Conservative party and has served in a variety of cabinet positions under different governments, most infamously as the UK’s foreign secretary. Inheriting the role from Theresa May, he is now Prime Minister during the politically turbulent time of the UK’s withdrawal from the European Union (for which he led the campaign to Leave in 2016). He has suffered numerous defeats in parliament in his very short time of being Prime Minister and undergone a series of controversies and political blunders, including the very serious and very British problem of having lied to the Queen.

Boris Johnson is 5 foot 9 inches (1.75 m) tall.

Boris Johnson is the current Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. Inheriting the role from Theresa May, he is now Prime Minister during the politically turbulent time of the UK’s withdrawal from the European Union (for which he led the campaign to Leave in 2016).

Boris Johnson is 5 foot 9 inches (1.75 m) tall.

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