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  • "The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter."

    Winston Churchill

  • "Politics is the gentle art of getting votes from the poor and campaign funds from the rich by promising to protect each from the other."

    Oscar Ameringer

  • "The problem with political jokes is they get elected."

    Henry Cote

  • "What luck for the rulers that men do not think."

    Adolf Hitler

  • "In politics stupidity is not a handicap."


  • "Politics is not a bad profession. If you succeed there are many rewards, if you disgrace yourself you can always write a book."

    Ronald Reagan

  • "Too bad all the people who know how to run the country are busy driving taxicabs and cutting hair."

    George Burns

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    Everything you need to know about the electronic visa system

    In case you are planning a trip to a foreign country, one of the first things you have to do is to see if you need a visa. Many countries still require one. At the same time, more and more governments decide to adopt the electronic visa system, which is more efficient. Travelers enjoy a simplified visa application process, while embassies and visa centers have less work on their hands. Fewer resources are required. But have you ever had the chance to use the electronic visa system?

    What is the electronic visa system? The electronic visa system allows a person to apply for their visa online. By doing that, the applicant can receive a valid visa and use it as a regular visa issued by an embassy. However, the eVisa, unlike the standard visa, is electronically linked to a passport. Needless to say, you cannot use the electronic visa if you do not have one. But then again, a consular visa is not possible without a passport either. While the electronic visa system becomes more and more popular, not all countries have one, which is why you need to check in advance. To do that, you must do your research on the visa policy of the country you want to travel to.

    How does the electronic visa work? It is pretty basic, actually. Instead of going to an embassy, a diplomatic mission, or a visa center, a person can access a website and fill in an online application form. Prior to doing that, the applicant must make sure that all the requirements are met and that they have all the documents and information at hand. That ensures a smoother process.

    Generally, the application form is short and straightforward. The applicant must be able to provide a wide range of information such as name, address, date of birth, nationality, travel dates, and so on. Passport details are necessary as well. Please be advised that when you fill in the application form, you have to be very careful. All the information you provide must be 100% accurate and correct. A simple typo can and will invalidate your eVisa. Make sure to review the content of your form multiple times before submission.

    The electronic visa system also allows you to pay for your eVisa online. In fact, an application is not sent for review unless the payment is made. Once you do that, the form is sent to the issuing authority to get approval. After the issuing authority reviews your online application form, it gets approved or rejected. If approved, the eVisa will be linked to your passport, and you will receive a confirmation via e-mail. In most cases, you have to print it out and present it at the immigration office along with your passport.

    The process is a bit different when you use a third-party company than when you opt for a government website. For one thing, you submit the application form to the third-party company, and they send it to the issuing authority for review. It is more expensive to use a private online visa service, but people argue that you get more benefits, such as more information and customer support.

    The electronic visa system has truly changed the game, so to speak. People not having to go to an embassy to get a visa has positive effects over a country's tourism, and many states use this as a strategy if they need a boost in that department. The initiative is clearly working, which is why the list of countries that adopt the electronic visa system grows every single year.


    There are many different types of government and monarchies around the World

  • Malaysia has an elected monarch. The kings of other regions within the country vote for the overall king.

  • Iran is ruled by Theocracy. This means that the government is run by the religious leaders of the people.

  • Ireland is a Republic. Many republics have two elected leaders, usually a prime minister and a president. The prime minister holds all the power while the president is a symbolic figure with little power.

  • Iraq is an example of Dictatorship. This is when an individual or small group of individuals seize and hold power. No opposition is allowed.

  • China is an example of a Communist country. Communism is where the government own and run most of the businesses and farms.

  • The UK and USA are examples of Democracy. Democracy is government by the people using free elections to choose their representatives.

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