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Gerald Ford assumed the presidency following the resignation of Richard Nixon.

David “Screaming Lord Sutch”, as leader of the Monster Raving Loony Party, was Britain’s longest serving party leader until he hung himself in June 1999.

Half the world’s population earns about 5% of the world’s wealth.

George Washington was the first president under the US constitution of 1789. However, the US was an independent nation for 13 years before the Constitution was signed. For one year during this time John Hanson served as “President of the US in Congress assembled.” Technically, he was the first president of the United States.

India is the world’s largest democracy with more than 600 million voters.

14 of the 45 vice presidents have become president:
5 vice presidents have been elected to the presidency: John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, Martin Van Buren, Richard Nixon, and George Bush.
4 vice presidents assumed the presidency after the president was assassinated: Andrew Johnson, Chester Authur, Theodore Roosevelt, and Lyndon Johnson.
4 vice presidents assumed the presidency after the president died of natural causes: John Tyler, Millard Fillmore, Calvin Coolidge, and Harry Truman.

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Bolivia holds the highest turnover of governments. Since their independence from Spain in 1825, Bolivia has had almost 200 governments. Since 1945, Italy saw more than 50 governments and more than 20 Prime Ministers.

The youngest active system of governance is communism, which was introduced in 1848 by Friedrich Engels and Karl Marx.

The European Union was founded in 1957 as the European Economic Community. It then became the EC (European Community) and in 1993 the EU (European Union).

Funds raised by the US Presidential candidates 2000:
Ralph Nader – $5,989,559
Al Gore – $133,113,452
George W. Bush – $187,202,363

William Henry Harrison had the shortest term of office as president. He served from for 32 days, from 4 March to 4 April 1841.

The Organization of American States (OAS) was founded in 1948 to promote peace, security and the economical development of the western hemisphere.