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Encyclopedia > Michigan Republican Party

The Michigan Republican Party is the state affiliate of the national Republican Party. It currently controls both the Michigan House of Representatives and the Michigan Senate. A U.S. state is any one of the 50 states (four of which officially favor the term commonwealth) which, together with the District of Columbia, form the United States of America. ... The Republican Party, often called the GOP (for Grand Old Party, although one early citation described it as the Gallant Old Party [1]), is one of the two major political parties in the United States. ... State nickname: Wolverine State or Great Lakes State Other U.S. States Capital Lansing Largest city Detroit Governor Jennifer Granholm (D) Official languages English Area 250,941 km² (11th)  - Land 147,255 km²  - Water 103,687 km² (41. ...


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The party opposed the repeal of the Missouri Compromise and the extension of slavery, denounced the Supreme Court's decision in the Dred Scott Case, and favored the admission of Kansas as a free state.
The Republican Party was established in 1854 by a coalition of former Whigs, Northern Democrats, and Free-Soilers who opposed the expansion of slavery and held a vision for modernizing the United States.
The Republican Party has advocated reforms in the UN and opposes the Kyoto Protocol because of the Protocol's alleged uneven application to countries around the world, arguing that it is likely to slow economic growth and the reduction of poverty, and disputing the science behind it.
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