15 Worldly Facts About World Politics and Politicians

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Famous political facts which might have gone unnoticed from under your sights about world politics.

Showcasing, 15 worldly facts about famous politicians and politics around the world, Which are hard to digest. Be prepared to get bombarded with some obscurity surrounding the Political Arena.

1. Kennedy’s Cuban Cigar

Before enforcing the trade embargo on Cuba, US President John F. Kennedy ordered over 1,000 Cuban cigars for personal use just hours before declaring trade blockade.

US President John F. Kennedy, cigars

2. Unstable Bolivian Govt.

Bolivia has the highest number of Government turnovers since 1885. Till date around 200 government has already ruled over Bolivia.

3. Unknown Indian Prime Minister With highest Civilian Award

Gulzarilal Nanda, India’s Ex-prime minister for 2 extremely short terms. Appointed as PM for 13 days each, First after the death of Jawaharlal Nehru in 1964 and Lal Bahadur Shastri in 1966. He is the least known or Unknown prime minister of India. Gulzarilal Nanda was awarded the Bharat Ratna 1997, India’s highest civilian award for his energetic contribution to social and political life.

Gulzarilal Nanda, India's Ex-prime minister, bharat ratna Gulzarilal Nanda

4. The naked Truth of White House Swimming pool

Many of US presidents have swam naked in the White House swimming pool! This list adds up Theodore Roosevelt, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, John F. Kennedy, Lyndon B. Johnson, and Jimmy Carter.

5. Bill is Not Clinton in Real

Bill Clinton’s real name was William Jefferson Blythe III. Bill’s biological father William Jefferson Blythe Jr., He died in a car accident three months before his birth. His mother later married to Roger Clinton Sr. an automobile dealer. He formally adopted his stepfather surname, Clinton. Bet you knew this before.

bill clinton young, bill clinton now


6. The BEER Record Holder Prime Minister

Former Australian Prime Minister Bob Hawke holds the record for consuming a yard of beer(2.5 pints) in eleven seconds! Do you have the guts like this Prime Minister?

7. Australian PM Lost in  The SEA

In 1967, Australia’s Prime Minister Harold Halt went out for swimming in a beach one day and never returned. Some speculated he committed suicide by drowning while others claim a large shark came and gobbled him up as his body could not be revered by the coast guard.

8. Sao Paulo Citizens, Rhinoceros Protest

In 1955, the citizens of Sao Paulo were so upset with their current ruling government that the citizens elected a rhinoceros named Cacareco (meaning rubbish in Sao Paulo) to protest against the falling government with over 100,00 votes favoring the rhinoceros. Very creative indeed!

9. The Reader President

President Theodore Roosevelt had this incredible talent for reading. Roosevelt was a fierce reader, he used to finish many books in a single day. He was a voracious reader who did not spend his free time on useless work but rather devoted is time for is favorite hobby-reading.

10. Oldest Govt. System in The World

The oldest governing body still to exist in the modern times-Althing in Iceland. The government was established in 930 AD.

11. Longest and Shortest in Office Time as US President

US president Franklin D. Roosevelt had the longest term of office 12 years. William Henry Harrison had the shortest term, served only for 32 days.

12. Political Bullying

The baby of the House is the casual title given to the youngest member of a parliamentary house(Generally in Commonwealth Parliaments). The term derived after the title of the Father of the House(Dean of the House in US), who is the longest serving member of the British.

13. Oldest Elected Political Leader in The World

President Donald Trump took office at the age of 70, oldest for the United States. But, Malaysia’s prime minister Mahathir Bin Mohamad is the world’s oldest elected political leader at the age of 92 in May 2018.

Malaysia’s prime minister, Mahathir Bin Mohamad, oldest elected political leader

14. Richest Politician in The Office

New York City and Michael Bloomberg are equally popular in the World. Well, Michael Bloomberg Mayor of NY(2002-Present) is the Wealthiest politician in the World. His net worth: $22 billion.

Michael Bloomberg, Mayor, Wealthiest politician in the world

15. Often asked question, Who is president of united kingdom?

There is no president in the United Kingdom. Instead, Prime Minister is a Head of Government. After the elections process and one party obtain the majority. The monarch (Queen Elizabeth II) selects as prime minister the leader.

So in short Queen is the Permanent President of the UK. Hence UK dont have a president.

Queen Elizabeth II, happy

Factty Trivia: Queen Elizabeth II, United Kingdom is the highest paid political leader in the world. Queen remuneration is about $107 million a year.

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