Everyone loves Quora and here is one reason why:

What is the political situation in the Mario universe?

It is a never-ending condition of war within and war without, fraught and constantly changing as one faction or another vies for control, riven along racial and ideological fault-lines and held together only by the intervention of foreign interlopers, propping up the dominant superpower and whose ultimate motivations are shrouded in secrecy.

Edit (2021): Quora has gotten much worse since 2013.