[WiZ] One at a time, please

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[WiZ] One at a time, please

Postby WiZ » Mon Dec 04, 2017 8:14 pm

A little experiment, LTPFanatics. Since this puzzle could be solved quite quickly if brute-forced with a couple dozen questions at once, we're going to trial a different approach.

Teh Rulz
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- In that spirit, you are allowed to invoke LTPF lists of things, whether or not they will help you at all :P
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Teh qeustion:

Typically, in parliamentary democracies, power once vested in the Queen is given to the Prime Minister over time. However, there is one well-known example of a Prime Minister's powers being given to the Queen in these same countries, and it is true of all of them. What is this example?
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Postby Earnest » Mon Dec 04, 2017 8:40 pm

I suppose also that it is forbidden to invoke the list of countries of the world/Europe/other continents right?

Queen = necessarily a HAF with the prime objective to rule the country rather than absolving other tasks e.g. religious ones?
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Postby WiZ » Mon Dec 04, 2017 9:37 pm

I suppose also that it is forbidden to invoke the list of countries of the world/Europe/other continents right? In this case, I'm talking about most European, North American, South American, European and Oceanian countries. There are some exceptions, such as Estonia, Poland and Lithuania. Possibly more.

Queen = necessarily a HAF yes (although a child-queen would also be acceptable) with the prime objective to rule the country rather than absolving other tasks e.g. religious ones? this distinction is irrelevant
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Postby Earnest » Mon Dec 04, 2017 10:41 pm

is the Queen alive?
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Postby WiZ » Mon Dec 04, 2017 10:56 pm

is the Queen alive? Yes (at the time she is exercising these powers)
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Postby Earnest » Tue Dec 05, 2017 7:29 am

does the instance we need to find provide an example of the inverse process: passing from a parliamentary democracy to a monarchy/pseudo monarchy/ parliamentary monarchy?
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Postby peter365 » Tue Dec 05, 2017 9:02 am

Is she Queen Elizaberth II?
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Postby GalFisk » Tue Dec 05, 2017 7:21 pm

Is it a power to: do something? Avoid something? Go somewhere? Receive money? Make a rule? Give someone a position? Wear something? Represent something? Do a job? Control an agency?
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Re: [WiZ] One at a time, please

Postby WiZ » Tue Dec 05, 2017 8:03 pm

Earnest

does the instance we need to find provide an example of the inverse process: passing from a parliamentary democracy to a monarchy This; these powers are vested in the Queen absolutely, who acts independently of parliament /pseudo monarchy/ parliamentary monarchy?

Peter

Is she Queen Elizaberth II? No

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Is it a power to: do something? Avoid something? Go somewhere? This, most relevantly Receive money? Make a rule? Give someone a position? Wear something? Represent something? Do a job? Control an agency?
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Postby Earnest » Tue Dec 05, 2017 10:15 pm

Is representation in other countries relevant? Like a representative of the State in particular events?
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Postby WiZ » Tue Dec 05, 2017 10:30 pm

Is representation in other countries relevant? Like a representative of the State in particular events? no
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Postby Balin » Wed Dec 06, 2017 2:38 am

Is it the power to go somewhere independently (of Parliament's or other government's decision)?
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Postby WiZ » Wed Dec 06, 2017 2:59 am

Is it the power to go somewhere independently (of Parliament's or other government's decision)? Yes, the Queen has this power (which once belonged to the Prime Minister)
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Postby Balin » Wed Dec 06, 2017 3:24 am

Does the power enable the queen to go somewhere as the country's (empire's, whatever's) representative?
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Postby GalFisk » Wed Dec 06, 2017 3:52 pm

Go somewhere: abroad? In the country? On a vehicle? In a building? Outside? With escort? Without escort? In secret? For fun? As part of official duties? In secret? For relaxation? Alone? Somewhere most people are not allowed? Somewhere no others are allowed? Somewhere people in power do not often go? Somewhere it is desirable to go?
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Postby WiZ » Wed Dec 06, 2017 9:30 pm

Balin

Does the power enable the queen to go somewhere as the country's (empire's, whatever's) representative? Yes, the Queen goes there in her official capacity, as a representative of her own people.

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Go somewhere: abroad? no In the country? she stays within one country On a vehicle? very rarely In a building? usually Outside? occasionally With escort? Without escort? either In secret? no For fun? often As part of official duties? She does this entirely in the exercise of her duties as Queen In secret? no For relaxation? often Alone? typically not, although sometimes Somewhere most people are not allowed? no, she never goes anywhere off-limits to commoners Somewhere no others are allowed? no Somewhere people in power do not often go? no Somewhere it is desirable to go? It varies greatly depending on the circumstances
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Postby Earnest » Thu Dec 07, 2017 10:45 am

Does she take decisions in that building? Rule the country? Go to reunions? Partecipate actively to the political life of the country? Just relax (e.g. she is retired in a country house?)? Just stayed there so that her presence remembers the power of people? Of african people? Like her image is part of a flag whrn she is represented in a building?

don't know if the two latter counts as valid according to the rules...if not sorry
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Postby WiZ » Sun Dec 10, 2017 7:50 pm

Does she take decisions in that building? no, the Queen does not make any of her own decisions Rule the country? no Go to reunions? no Partecipate actively to the political life of the country? yes (although exploring what 'political life' means in this case would help) Just relax (e.g. she is retired in a country house?)? no Just stayed there so that her presence remembers the power of people? no Of african people? irrelevant Like her image is part of a flag whrn she is represented in a building? No (although her 'image' is widely seen and acknowledged)
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Postby Earnest » Sun Dec 10, 2017 9:20 pm

Is her image shown in banknotes? In a famous movie? A famous picture?
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Postby WiZ » Sun Dec 10, 2017 9:24 pm

Is her image shown in banknotes? no In a famous movie? Not as a key/iconic symbol (although her image has appeared in many films) A famous picture? see above answer
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Postby Earnest » Mon Dec 11, 2017 8:49 am

'political life' = appear in pictures/newspapers? Does she "give" her image? Shake hands? Makes propaganda? Sign something? Exercise a power which Prime Ministers had rarely exercise before? Take care of a minority? Just "enter" for a small amount of time in buildings which were forbidden for her to enter before? Host foreign politicians? exercise a power which the Prime Minister did not absolve anymore with the advent of technology? was no more able to absolve due to an historical change? Was not able to absolve due to the increasing powers and responsibilities he had?
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Postby WiZ » Mon Dec 11, 2017 7:55 pm

'political life' = appear in pictures/newspapers? she does both, but there are far from the most important thing she's doing Does she "give" her image? no Shake hands? no Makes propaganda? no Sign something? no Exercise a power which Prime Ministers had rarely exercise before? no, they both regularly exercised the same function Take care of a minority? no Just "enter" for a small amount of time in buildings which were forbidden for her to enter before? sometimes her presence alone had the desired effect, but usually not Host foreign politicians? no exercise a power which the Prime Minister did not absolve anymore with the advent of technology? no, technology is irrelevant was no more able to absolve due to an historical change? not really Was not able to absolve due to the increasing powers and responsibilities he had? no
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Postby Earnest » Tue Dec 12, 2017 9:06 am

Open a cerimony? A ball? Grace kelly?
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Postby WiZ » Tue Dec 12, 2017 7:23 pm

Open a cerimony? A ball? Grace kelly? No to these
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Postby Earnest » Wed Dec 13, 2017 7:40 am

In order to avoid the list of possible buildings...When that power was of the Prime Minister, was he/she alone be able to go in that building? Be able to go there to be elected Prime Minister (e.g. in a Church? Seat?) ?
There was not that building at all/it had another function to go when the country was not a Parlamentary democracy?
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