Posts tagged Europe
Voting Vexation: The Complications of European Confederation

With the recent results of the European Parliament elections now announced, I, as a citizen of the Netherlands, wanted to take a opportunity to look at the differences in how elections work for this election cycle, and give insight into the sheer variety of different methods employed by countries in the European Union.

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The Second Concert of Europe

Metternich helped coin the term “the concert of Europe”, where Europe’s Princes would unite to crush any dissent to their “god given” rule. The quintessential example was seen during the spring of nations when the Hungarian people declared their liberty and adopted democracy, liberalism, nationalism and a constitution, only to have all of it crushed by The Kaiser of Austria, with help from The Tsar of Russia. 

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