Hail, Britannia

Discussion in 'Alternate History Maps and Graphics' started by LeinadB93, Jul 30, 2017.

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  1. TheKutKu Well-Known Member

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    Who even voted No?
     
  2. Analytical Engine Monarchist Collectivist Federalist

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    Surely they must have clicked the wrong button by mistake, or they want the accession under some modified terms. I can't think of any other reason.
     
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  3. StormStar King-Emperor of the Britannic Empire and Kingdom

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    Yes and Yes
     
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  4. Threadmarks: Manitoba; 2016 legislative election

    LeinadB93 Just Leinad

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    Welcome to the Métis Province! Thanks to @Turquoise Blue for the idea of a more Francophone part of the Prairies :)

    Credit to DrRandomFactor of Wikipedia for the election base map.

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    Manitoba is one of the 11 provinces and territories of the Dominion of Canada located in the central region of the country, stretching from Hudson's Bay in the north to the Missourian border in the south. Manitoba is bordered by the territory of Nunavut to the north, the province of Hudson to the east, the provinces of Saskatchewan and Athabasca to the west, and the Missourian province of Dakota to the south. Manitoba is Canada's fifth-most populous province, with an estimated 1.3 million people, and has the largest Francophone Canadian population outside at Quebec, estimated at nearly 25% at the 2011 census.

    Aboriginal peoples have inhabited what is now Manitoba for thousands of years prior to the arrival of European fur traders in the late 17th century. In 1670 the lands draining into Hudson's Bay were granted, under an English royal charter, to the Hudson's Bay Company, who administered the vast territory known as Rupert's Land. During the next 200 years, communities continued to grow and evolve, with a significant settlement of Michif-speakers in what is now Winnipeg. When Rupert's Land was ceded to Canada in 1870, and merged into the Northwest Territories, the lack of attention to the local Métis concerns bed to the establishment of a provisional government under Métis leader Louis Riel which petitioned for province-status. This assertion of Métis identity and self-rule culminated in negotiations for the creation of the province of Manitoba, which was created as a province on 15 July 1870. Riel and other Métis leaders were pardoned for their "acts of rebellion", and the Métis settlers claimed land grants promised by the federal government.

    The Manitoba Schools Question in the 1880s and 90s showed the deep divergence of cultural values in the territory, with Protestant Anglo-Manitobans seeking to end the separate school system guaranteed to Catholic Franco-Manitobans. An attempt in 1890 by the Manitoba legislature to pass a bill to remove funding to French Catholic schools was narrowly defeated when the federal Conservatives made clear they would override any law to abolish French as an official language in Manitoba. French and English remain co-official languages to the modern-day, and Franco-Manitobans make up nearly 25% of the provincial population. Manitoba's economy is based largely on natural resources, particularly on the agriculture, oil, mining and forestry sectors. The province also has large manufacturing and tourism sectors, and Manitoba is the heartland of Canada's progressive movement.

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    The 2016 Manitoba legislative election was held on 19 April 2016 to elect, under the instant runoff voting system, the 57 members of the Legislative Assembly.

    The incumbent centre-right Conservative government, which had been in office since 2006, under Premier Hugh McFadyen, last their majority in the legislative assembly, losing nearly half of their pre-election seats and their vote share declined by 7%. The centre-left Progressive opposition, under leader Dave Gaudreau, a Franco-Manitoban, surged ahead in the polls, winning an additional 12 seats and securing a majority government. The centrist Liberals, under Dougald Lamont, saw a slight reversal of their fortunes by gaining an additional seat, although their share of the popular vote decreased slightly. The Manitoba Party, a right libertarian socially conservative platform, significantly increased their share of the vote, winning a second seat in the assembly at the expense of the Conservatives, whilst the left-wing Independent Labour held their single seat.

    After the election, Gaudreau was invited by the governor to form a government as the next premier of Manitoba.

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  5. StormStar King-Emperor of the Britannic Empire and Kingdom

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    Can anybody answer me why I am getting likes of answers to the poll?

    Not thar I mind, but an explanation would be nice.
     
  6. fluttersky ~ᴍeʀmᴀiᴅ iɴ a seᴀ oғ aɴoᴍiᴇ~

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    currently bingeing this thread and noticed an error...

    I think you meant "north of the country", not "west".
     
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  7. LeinadB93 Just Leinad

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    Whoops :) Thanks for catching this. I actually meant "east" but never mind.
     
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