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 In the largest major electoral reform act for Britain, the Liberals managed to pass through a piece of legislation that further reformed the electoral system of Britain. While not as far reaching as the reforms implemented in 1829, they were still enough to assure a greater amount of the population did in fact have a say in the franchise. The reforms were as follows: In the largest major electoral reform act for Britain, the Liberals managed to pass through a piece of legislation that further reformed the electoral system of Britain. While not as far reaching as the reforms implemented in 1829, they were still enough to assure a greater amount of the population did in fact have a say in the franchise. The reforms were as follows:
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 The reforms, once passed in the Commons and Lords, were greeted with glee by the populace and practically assured a Liberal victory in the next election as the Conservative well knew. One other aspect that 1850 brought about was the gradual recognition that the old guard were being gradually overshadowed by younger politicians who had been born after the Napoleonic Wars. Young men who had been fashioned in the Four Year War, who were confident of the rising power in the British Empire and wanted more of it for the glory of Britain. Not for much longer would Russell and those of his age dominate Parliament, a change in fortune was coming and it would be known quite soon… The reforms, once passed in the Commons and Lords, were greeted with glee by the populace and practically assured a Liberal victory in the next election as the Conservative well knew. One other aspect that 1850 brought about was the gradual recognition that the old guard were being gradually overshadowed by younger politicians who had been born after the Napoleonic Wars. Young men who had been fashioned in the Four Year War, who were confident of the rising power in the British Empire and wanted more of it for the glory of Britain. Not for much longer would Russell and those of his age dominate Parliament, a change in fortune was coming and it would be known quite soon…
  
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 For Russia, the last few years had seen its presence in Central and Eastern Asia grow considerably. Under Tsar Nicholas, the domains of the Russian Empire had expanded and the influence over China became considerable. With the new frontiers however came new challenges, this time, in the form of Japan. The island nation had long been in isolation, refusing any foreigners except in very small amounts. Russian expansion of power into the Northern Pacific had caused minor clashes with Japan and the Russian Government was becoming exceedingly irked with it all. For Russia, the last few years had seen its presence in Central and Eastern Asia grow considerably. Under Tsar Nicholas, the domains of the Russian Empire had expanded and the influence over China became considerable. With the new frontiers however came new challenges, this time, in the form of Japan. The island nation had long been in isolation, refusing any foreigners except in very small amounts. Russian expansion of power into the Northern Pacific had caused minor clashes with Japan and the Russian Government was becoming exceedingly irked with it all.
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 The final straw came when a Russian boat capsized near the Japanese coast on the isle of Hokkaido. Despite being in full view of a Japanese outpost in the area, nothing was done to save the crew, leaving half of them to drown until the survivors were eventually rescued by another Russian ship which had been in the area. When news eventually leaked back to St. Petersburg regarding the issue, the Tsar went mad with rage and insisted on showing the Japanese a lesson in respecting the Russia nation and its people. A fleet was ordered to be sent to Russia’s Asian coastal holdings along with an ultimatum to the Japanese; give compensation for the death of the sailors, apologise formally and open up to Russian merchants. The ultimatum was designed to be refused as the Tsar was determined to show all Asian nations not to insult his country. Although it would take an entire year for the fleet to be drawn up and arrive in the North Pacific to be prepared for War, it would be a conflict worth it as far as the Russians were concerned… The final straw came when a Russian boat capsized near the Japanese coast on the isle of Hokkaido. Despite being in full view of a Japanese outpost in the area, nothing was done to save the crew, leaving half of them to drown until the survivors were eventually rescued by another Russian ship which had been in the area. When news eventually leaked back to St. Petersburg regarding the issue, the Tsar went mad with rage and insisted on showing the Japanese a lesson in respecting the Russia nation and its people. A fleet was ordered to be sent to Russia’s Asian coastal holdings along with an ultimatum to the Japanese; give compensation for the death of the sailors, apologise formally and open up to Russian merchants. The ultimatum was designed to be refused as the Tsar was determined to show all Asian nations not to insult his country. Although it would take an entire year for the fleet to be drawn up and arrive in the North Pacific to be prepared for War, it would be a conflict worth it as far as the Russians were concerned…
  
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 In Berlin, one of the most influential political leaflets was published and distributed,​ written by the nationalistic philosopher,​ Frederick Wagner. Wagner was a man of many talents, having become somewhat noted in the days before the Four Year War as a composer of some talent. That ended however with the culmination of the War and the Treaty of Versailles. For Wagner, a man of great patriotism, it had been a slur to great on Prussian honour and he subsequently delved into politics and philosophy, abandoning music completely. In Berlin, one of the most influential political leaflets was published and distributed,​ written by the nationalistic philosopher,​ Frederick Wagner. Wagner was a man of many talents, having become somewhat noted in the days before the Four Year War as a composer of some talent. That ended however with the culmination of the War and the Treaty of Versailles. For Wagner, a man of great patriotism, it had been a slur to great on Prussian honour and he subsequently delved into politics and philosophy, abandoning music completely.
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 The pamphlet gained great popularity in Brandenburg where similar political leaflets had been published for quite sometime. It also had a surprisingly large amount of readings in the German Confederation,​ not just in the old Prussian territories but also in places further West and south as similar feelings of being used by the French for its own gains were predominant. The idea of German fighting German during the Four Year War had not gone down well and it was still quite unpopular to celebrate the victory in terms of being Allied with Poland which had all but destroyed Prussia. Wagner had hit a major nerve for German people, one that would not go away for nearly a century. The pamphlet gained great popularity in Brandenburg where similar political leaflets had been published for quite sometime. It also had a surprisingly large amount of readings in the German Confederation,​ not just in the old Prussian territories but also in places further West and south as similar feelings of being used by the French for its own gains were predominant. The idea of German fighting German during the Four Year War had not gone down well and it was still quite unpopular to celebrate the victory in terms of being Allied with Poland which had all but destroyed Prussia. Wagner had hit a major nerve for German people, one that would not go away for nearly a century.
  
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 In Havana, months of negotiation finally reached an agreement between Spain and the Central American nations and Caribbean colonies. All sides had had to concede a fair amount in their negotiations with the outcome being a much more united and stronger Federacion. The Second Havana Accord resulted in the following: In Havana, months of negotiation finally reached an agreement between Spain and the Central American nations and Caribbean colonies. All sides had had to concede a fair amount in their negotiations with the outcome being a much more united and stronger Federacion. The Second Havana Accord resulted in the following:
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 The reforms were to lessen Spain’s own influence in the Federacion at the expense of new nations claiming their own authority. Although Spain had conceded much, the promise of a Federacion which had expanded its own commitment to its cause was a refreshing thought. Though the Federacion had been brought low by the Four Year War, the opportunity to rise again as a new and more effective system was there and many were willing to take it. The reforms were to lessen Spain’s own influence in the Federacion at the expense of new nations claiming their own authority. Although Spain had conceded much, the promise of a Federacion which had expanded its own commitment to its cause was a refreshing thought. Though the Federacion had been brought low by the Four Year War, the opportunity to rise again as a new and more effective system was there and many were willing to take it.
  
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 In his attempt to give the Juntist movement greater power, Josiah Norton made moves towards the Mormons of the Eastern Californian territories in order to form a political Alliance. Although the Mormons, who had come to California to escape persecution,​ were reluctant to support Juntism itself, the Republic of California had been less than welcoming with this Religious group. Norton promised greater opportunity for the Mormon Church should it give its support to the Juntist movement. After much debate, the Church agreed provided the polygamy they practiced would be allowed. Although Norton was unsure about the implications,​ he agreed that in the event of the Juntists ever gaining power, that the Mormons would gain their right to polygamy in reward for their support. In his attempt to give the Juntist movement greater power, Josiah Norton made moves towards the Mormons of the Eastern Californian territories in order to form a political Alliance. Although the Mormons, who had come to California to escape persecution,​ were reluctant to support Juntism itself, the Republic of California had been less than welcoming with this Religious group. Norton promised greater opportunity for the Mormon Church should it give its support to the Juntist movement. After much debate, the Church agreed provided the polygamy they practiced would be allowed. Although Norton was unsure about the implications,​ he agreed that in the event of the Juntists ever gaining power, that the Mormons would gain their right to polygamy in reward for their support.
  
 The Juntist movement was now one of the most powerful forces in the Californian Republic with Josiah Norton having gained the place of the Economy Minister in the Junta. Now all that was needed was a spark for Revolution, one which would start the fire entirely… The Juntist movement was now one of the most powerful forces in the Californian Republic with Josiah Norton having gained the place of the Economy Minister in the Junta. Now all that was needed was a spark for Revolution, one which would start the fire entirely…
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