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Russia Introbox
2024 Russia Election


Results of the 2024 Russian Election


State Duma of Russia


List of Prime Ministers of Russia (June 20, 2024 Gregorian)


Cabinet of Russia (June 20, 2024 Gregorian)


Political Parties in Russia
Siege of St. Petersburg


List of Chairman of the TsRS


Tsars of Russia


1892 Russian election


Foreign reporting on the 1892 Russian election


Electrical Generation in Russia

Railways of Russia

Political Control of Governorates



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It is refreshing to me to see a Russian Empire that is not a dysfunctional mess or some sort of absolute monarchy, one party state or military junta. I enjoy the details. Question, how popular is Russian culture like books, films and music?
 
2024 Japanese General Election
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Results of the 2024 Japanese general election
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Credit to the author, @CosmicAsh
Special credits for the map to @Erinthecute
 
2024 Japanese General Election
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Results of the 2024 Japanese general election
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Credit to the author, @CosmicAsh
Special credits for the map to @Erinthecute

Japan getting a parliament this splintered on first past the post is nothing short of impressive.

I wonder what Taiwanese think of "Two Peoples of Japan" (which seems pretty clearly to mean Japanese/Yamato and Koreans).

Is there plan for a post showing the factions/coalitions, the parties and what parties are part of which coalitions? (From what I gather the PM's Yoake coalition has four parties Modern Democracy, Left Revolutionary Alliance, Future Choice and Japan Developement with Two Peoples of Japan being part of the government coalition without being a part of Yoake. I assume Hogo includes Japan Forward? Is Family Discussion also a part of it?) (Edit: Checking the 2022 election Family Discussion is in Kazoku to Saifu. Also looking more directly at the map, wow Future Choice seems to be almost fully restricted to Shikoku but dominating it while MDP gets most it's support not from Japanese Home Islands but from Korea.)
 
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Sorry, WHO?))
(as I understand, TTL POD is somewhere in late XVIII century. But to this times concenption of the "four Russias" - Great, Little, White and New - was constructed yet. So, who are Red Russia and Black Russia TTL?)
 
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Sorry, WHO?))
(as I understand, TTL POD is somewhere in late XVIII century. But to this times concenption of the "four Russias" - Great, Little, White and New - was constructed yet. So, who are Red Russia and Black Russia TTL?)
The concepts of Red, Black and White Ruthenia - approximately Ukraine, Russia and Belarus* - date back to the Middle Ages



*please note, there are variations
 
It is refreshing to me to see a Russian Empire that is not a dysfunctional mess or some sort of absolute monarchy, one party state or military junta. I enjoy the details. Question, how popular is Russian culture like books, films and music?
Quite so, with Russian cultural and consumable products present globally, although with the protectionist sentiment of many nations and the segmented nature of the digital scape, it does not come close to approaching the dominance of the OTL United States.
Japan getting a parliament this splintered on first past the post is nothing short of impressive.

I wonder what Taiwanese think of "Two Peoples of Japan" (which seems pretty clearly to mean Japanese/Yamato and Koreans).

Is there plan for a post showing the factions/coalitions, the parties and what parties are part of which coalitions? (From what I gather the PM's Yoake coalition has four parties Modern Democracy, Left Revolutionary Alliance, Future Choice and Japan Developement with Two Peoples of Japan being part of the government coalition without being a part of Yoake. I assume Hogo includes Japan Forward? Is Family Discussion also a part of it?) (Edit: Checking the 2022 election Family Discussion is in Kazoku to Saifu. Also looking more directly at the map, wow Future Choice seems to be almost fully restricted to Shikoku but dominating it while MDP gets most it's support not from Japanese Home Islands but from Korea.)
I can't say it's in the pipe, but we always take lore requests in our Discord!
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Sorry, WHO?))
(as I understand, TTL POD is somewhere in late XVIII century. But to this times concenption of the "four Russias" - Great, Little, White and New - was constructed yet. So, who are Red Russia and Black Russia TTL?)
The Krasnorossi, Chernorossi, and Belorussi would be known in our world as the Russians, Ukrainians, and Belarusians. An S&D cultural policy wonk noted that the then-existing verbiage of Greater/Minor created an uneasy sense of hierarchy, which obviously would not do for the new, democratic Russia, where all peoples were equal, most of all the triune Russian nation. A new chromatic nomenclature was concocted, implemented in time for the next census, and has been the standing wording use by Russian governments ever since. Modern demographers have been speaking of a new subset, the 'Zelenorossi,' that have emerged as a distinct cultural group from the melange of Russians, Ukrainians, Poles, and other Slavs due to Russian settlement patterns in Siberia, but they do not yet have official recognition, or even universal academic recognition for that matter.
 
'Zelenorossi,' that have emerged as a distinct cultural group from the melange of Russians, Ukrainians, Poles, and other Slavs due to Russian settlement patterns in Siberia
Interesting, that OTL Zelenorossy, Зелёная Русь, was a WWI era Russian name for Zakarpattya and other Ukrainian and Rusyn population of Hungary. Was TTL some Russian names for East Slavs beyong the Empire borders?
 
The Krasnorossi, Chernorossi, and Belorussi would be known in our world as the Russians, Ukrainians, and Belarusians. An S&D cultural policy wonk noted that the then-existing verbiage of Greater/Minor created an uneasy sense of hierarchy, which obviously would not do for the new, democratic Russia, where all peoples were equal, most of all the triune Russian nation. A new chromatic nomenclature was concocted, implemented in time for the next census, and has been the standing wording use by Russian governments ever since. Modern demographers have been speaking of a new subset, the 'Zelenorossi,' that have emerged as a distinct cultural group from the melange of Russians, Ukrainians, Poles, and other Slavs due to Russian settlement patterns in Siberia, but they do not yet have official recognition, or even universal academic recognition for that matter.

A shame how this ALMOST corresponds perfectly to the Slavic colour coding of directions with white = north, green = east, black = south, and red = west. Just a shame that the Russians can’t be south and thus black, but they can’t be west either and thus red doesn’t quite fit. Ukraine could work for either red or black which almost makes it doubly irritating.
 
Question about Russia, for such a large and vast nation, there seems to strikingly few political parties represented with only four in the Duma Why is that?
 
Question about Russia, for such a large and vast nation, there seems to strikingly few political parties represented with only four in the Duma Why is that?

First Past the Post incentivises larger parties (hence OTL US having a two party system and UK having two parties that matter + minor parties) and discourages voting for more minor parties unless they have a regional majority (how in OTL UK LibDems can get more votes than SNP but far less seats because LibDem votes are distributed across the country, coming third or perhaps second place in constituencies won by Labour or Conservatives vs SNP having only the Scottish seats to worry about and being able to win a good number).

This explains why Union of Minorities would be a thing rather than multiple minority interest parties with each group having their own.
Other than that S&D vs All-Russian/Moderate essentially forms a two party system with the latter being more OTL German CDU-CSU rather than a singular party.
 
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Interesting, that OTL Zelenorossy, Зелёная Русь, was a WWI era Russian name for Zakarpattya and other Ukrainian and Rusyn population of Hungary. Was TTL some Russian names for East Slavs beyong the Empire borders?
Not particularly. The naming system's concern is, first and foremost, keeping tabs on Russia's own population. If you ask Russia, how Hungary or Poland call their own Slavic population is their own business.
A shame how this ALMOST corresponds perfectly to the Slavic colour coding of directions with white = north, green = east, black = south, and red = west. Just a shame that the Russians can’t be south and thus black, but they can’t be west either and thus red doesn’t quite fit. Ukraine could work for either red or black which almost makes it doubly irritating.
True, hence the emergence of the "Zelenorossi," but the naming convention prioritized cultural archetypes. 'Cherno' was chosen for Ukrainians due to the soil of their region, while 'Krasno' was seen as fittingly grand for the Great Russians. It's no coincidence, also, that the core of Krasnorossi identity (and conservatism) is Moscow with its Red Square.
Question about Russia, for such a large and vast nation, there seems to strikingly few political parties represented with only four in the Duma Why is that?
Same reason why the OTL United Kingdom only has Labour and Conservatives ever gaining government these days, or why the U.S. has Democrats and Republicans: Duverger's Law. The current Tsesarevich may have some ideas for reform, though.
 
Same reason why the OTL United Kingdom only has Labour and Conservatives ever gaining government these days, or why the U.S. has Democrats and Republicans: Duverger's Law. The current Tsesarevich may have some ideas for reform, though.

Since Japan switched to FPTP last election will we be seeing a consolidation of the political sphere into two parties (or at least two grand coalitions that function like a two party system) in the future then? (Though I could see decently sized third parties in Korea and Taiwan like OTL SNP in the UK)
 
Since Japan switched to FPTP last election will we be seeing a consolidation of the political sphere into two parties (or at least two grand coalitions that function like a two party system) in the future then? (Though I could see decently sized third parties in Korea and Taiwan like OTL SNP in the UK)
We'll have to tune in to the next National Diet election to find out.

Speaking as an observer, rather than a developer, my biggest fear is that British influence will result in the emergence of a British-style system, i.e. the existence of a permanent, dominant ur-party of government which rules Japan, with all other parties occupying the role of permanent opposition and serving as popularity graphs for the Prime Minister. Wouldn't be the first time that a revolution has been institutionalized!
 
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We'll have to tune in to the next National Diet election to find out.

Speaking as an observer, rather than a developer, my biggest fear is that British influence will result in the emergence of a British-style system, i.e. the existence of a permanent, dominant ur-party of government which rules Japan, with all other parties occupying the role of permanent opposition and serving as popularity graphs for the Prime Minister. Wouldn't be the first time that a revolution has been institutionalized!
Who could imagine such a situation developing in Japan?
 
Question about Russia, for such a large and vast nation, there seems to strikingly few political parties represented with only four in the Duma Why is that?
Size does not necessarily correspond to political party quantity. You can look at the US and its two parties or conversely countries like Belgium or Lithuania which have a fairly large amount of parties despite being small.
 
Size does not necessarily correspond to political party quantity. You can look at the US and its two parties or conversely countries like Belgium or Lithuania which have a fairly large amount of parties despite being small.
America has only two major parties, but they are both incredibly permeable and vulnerable to takeover. I didn't get that indication from Russia. Even in the case of an Australian like System where two center/center-right parties are in alliance there's usually plenty of hanger-ons like the Greens, One Nation, Katter's Australian, and so forth. Even if you assume a First Past the Post system would constrain a lot of factionalism to be intra-party, Russia(especially *this* Russia ) would be so large and unwieldy that there would be definitely more than 4 parties represented in an election, especially if the duma was the only chamber of legislative representation
 
America has only two major parties, but they are both incredibly permeable and vulnerable to takeover. I didn't get that indication from Russia. Even in the case of an Australian like System where two center/center-right parties are in alliance there's usually plenty of hanger-ons like the Greens, One Nation, Katter's Australian, and so forth. Even if you assume a First Past the Post system would constrain a lot of factionalism to be intra-party, Russia(especially *this* Russia ) would be so large and unwieldy that there would be definitely more than 4 parties represented in an election, especially if the duma was the only chamber of legislative representation
Again though, I don't understand why national size would result in lots of parties. By that logic tiny countries should have only a few parties but they often have some of the most fragmented political systems. It is entirely possible for a large nation to end up with a relatively small amount of political parties.
 
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Parties of Ireland
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Administrative divisions of the British Empire (2024)
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Unofficial Factions of the Labour Party and their Sentiments
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Jacob [Jack] Worthington, Fake MP
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1973 City of London by-election
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