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1  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / International Elections / Re: Japan Oct 22 2017 on: October 22, 2017, 04:04:33 pm
Is there a site with results in English?* Of course they always end up on the internet eventually and I can wait if need be.

*I mean any in a Latin alphabet would do...
2  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Voting Booth / Re: October 2017 Federal Election on: October 22, 2017, 03:24:56 pm
President

1. Lumine
3  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / International Elections / Re: Japan Oct 22 2017 on: October 21, 2017, 01:31:33 pm
4  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / International Elections / Re: Japan Oct 22 2017 on: October 21, 2017, 12:53:37 pm

Excellent - I can sort out the basemap pretty much immediately then Smiley
5  General Discussion / History / Re: Was the British Empire much more democratic than the German Empire in 1913? on: October 21, 2017, 12:15:05 pm
I wasn't saying if I thought that counts as genocide. My point is that holding up the British as morally superior doesn't make sense. There was really nothing out of the ordinary with what Germany did in its colonies... it was the general European attitude back in the day.

If you're referring to the Herero Wars, they actually were unusual.
6  General Discussion / History / Re: Was the British Empire much more democratic than the German Empire in 1913? on: October 21, 2017, 12:11:42 pm
This question is historically illiterate. When the term 'the British Empire' is used it only ever refers to the overseas territories controlled - both formally and de facto - by the British crown, and never to the United Kingdom itself.1 The term 'German Empire' refers in this period to the unified German state established in 1871, not to German overseas possessions (the usual term for this is the German Colonial Empire). In order to avoid confusion with the Holy Roman Empire many historians even writing in English prefer to refer to that state as the Kaiserreich. It is very important to understand that overseas empires were not considered as parts of their 'parent' states.

Neither the United Kingdom nor the Kaiserreich were what one would now accept as fully democratic, though both states had democratic elements. There's not really much question as to which of the two was more democratic though; the United Kingdom, although a lengthy explanation is necessary to explain why.

Both countries had a restricted franchise based on gender - only men could vote - and in the United Kingdom there was a complex system of enfranchisement that meant that (to grossly simplify an extremely complicated situation) only heads of households and property owners could vote.2 In Germany there was universal manhood suffrage, in fact there had been even before the establishment of the Kaiserreich. You might conclude from this that, actually and quite surprisingly, the Kaiserreich was more democratic, but this would be an error. The British government was directly accountable to the House of Commons, which meant to the electorate; the government could be removed at the ballot box (and was very frequently) and governments had little choice but to respond to public pressure on policy. The Reichstag, however, was essentially a potemkin parliament with very limited powers; it could menace over money, but the executive was not accountable to it but to the Kaiser. Both countries also had powerful upper houses that were (to say the least) less than democratic, but while the powers of the House of Lords were comparatively weak and were severely castrated by the 1911 Parliament Act, the Reichsrat was, in practice, more important than the Reichstag. State governments remained important in Germany and the franchise for these was often gerrymandered in favour of landed interests (this is why the Reichsrat - which was comprised of the representatives of state governments - cannot be considered to be a democratic body). Local government was powerful in both countries, but was considerably more democratic in Britain.

1. Occasionally it is used in reference to Ireland, but this is inaccurate.
2. Heads of households because the non-property based qualification was on the payment of more than ten pounds in rent per annum. By the early 20th century this meant that most slum households had one vote.
7  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / International Elections / Re: Japan Oct 22 2017 on: October 21, 2017, 11:24:51 am
No.  Other than 6 prefectures lost 1 seat each

Ah, o.k - so only those small modifications? Nowhere gained seats?
8  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Voting Booth / Re: Fremont Voting Booth : October 2017 elections on: October 21, 2017, 09:54:39 am
SENATE

1. Siren

AMENDMENT

2. NAY
9  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / International Elections / Re: Japan Oct 22 2017 on: October 21, 2017, 09:41:24 am
Have there been boundary changes to the fptp constituencies since the last election?
10  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / International Elections / Re: Czech parliamentary election, 20-21 October 2017 on: October 20, 2017, 09:52:59 am
Where does ANO actually stand ideologically? I get that they're one of these "movements" that have been popular lately, but is it more of a Kurz type thing or a Macron type thing? Or neither?

Vague populist bullsh!t.
11  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / International Elections / Re: Austrian Elections & Politics 3.0 - Parliamentary Election: Oct. 15 on: October 19, 2017, 07:59:22 am
12  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / International Elections / Re: Austrian Elections & Politics 3.0 - Parliamentary Election: Oct. 15 on: October 17, 2017, 12:16:40 pm
13  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / International Elections / Re: German Elections & Politics on: October 16, 2017, 07:02:25 pm
14  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / International Elections / Re: Austrian Elections & Politics 3.0 - Parliamentary Election: Oct. 15 on: October 16, 2017, 03:48:43 pm
Is anyone else getting a Oceania-Eastasia-Eurasia vibe from the Austrian political system? "We have always been allies with FPO! SPO has always been the enemy!" repeat

Yes; it's basically always been like this as well, or at least since the War.
15  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / International Elections / Re: Austrian Elections & Politics 3.0 - Parliamentary Election: Oct. 15 on: October 16, 2017, 03:47:17 pm
Basically done now: VP 31.5, SP 26.9, FP 26.1, Neos 5.2, Pilz 4.4, Greens 3.7

Changes on last time say everything: Greens down 8.6, VP up 7.5, FP up 5.5, SP and Neos level.
16  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / International Elections / Re: German Elections & Politics on: October 15, 2017, 07:12:49 pm
17  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / International Elections / Re: German Elections & Politics on: October 09, 2017, 08:50:10 am
The next election isn't for another four years anyway.
18  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / International Elections / Re: German Federal Election - Sept. 24 - Results Thread on: October 08, 2017, 08:02:11 pm


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19  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: UK General Discussion: 2017 and onwards, Mayhem on: October 04, 2017, 09:28:52 am
Party leaders always dream of having a really memorable Conference Speech - the absolute Dream remains Gaitskell declaring that he would fight and fight and fight again to save the Party he loved etc. - but it rarely happens. They're usually fundamentally unmemorable occasions. One feels that this will prove an exception, but not in a good way...
20  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / International Elections / Re: German Federal Election - Sept. 24 - Results Thread on: October 04, 2017, 09:12:31 am
List vote percentages...

21  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / International Elections / Re: German Federal Election - Sept. 24 - Results Thread on: October 04, 2017, 09:11:15 am

22  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / International Elections / Re: NDP Leadership Convention 2017 on: October 01, 2017, 06:00:14 pm
At least one the Canadian branches of Shiromani Akali Dal was putting in the hours for Singh, which was a sure sign that this was over.
23  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / International Elections / Re: German Federal Election - Sept. 24 - Results Thread on: September 29, 2017, 05:00:54 pm
With the aim of allowing certain patterns to be Seen with greater Clarity I do also present...


24  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / International Elections / Re: German Federal Election - Sept. 24 - Results Thread on: September 29, 2017, 01:17:12 pm
What's unusual about the big rural seat in Lower Saxony along the border between East and West where the Greens did so well? And what about that seat in NRW where the FDP had its best result?

1. That's Lchow-Dannenberg - Lneburg; Lneburg is a university town and the surrounding countryside, the Wendland, has a certain Alternative undercurrent and is a traditional Green stronghold.

2. The FDP candidate in Rheinisch-Bergischer Kreis was one Christian Lindner, who happens to be the party's leader.
25  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / International Elections / Re: German Federal Election - Sept. 24 - Results Thread on: September 29, 2017, 11:06:32 am







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