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The political map thread



drummed

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4 parties in Russia and Turkey. 24 in Serbia and 19 in Croatia. Then more manageable levels further west. Interesting pattern there. From no democracy to chaos to something normal. I see Belarus has no parties? Well, it has 1 actually.
 
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Germany & France have 5 & 6 respectively!!

The eternal question remains if these two countries have a different idea of party democracy to the likes of us (putting aside the Bundestag 5% threshold issue).
 

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Germany & France have 5 & 6 respectively!!

The eternal question remains if these two countries have a different idea of party democracy to the likes of us (putting aside the Bundestag 5% threshold issue).
No. They have a different voting system and that 5% threshold to keep micro parties out.

Its news to us that this is an 'eternal question'.
 
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Yes, originally to keep extremists out, in effect.

When I said 'us' I meant the ROI;

"It's news to us" - are you speaking for others. What is the name of this group you speak for?
 
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Does the OPer have a point?
 

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The idea, like the photo and graph threads, is that users add their own maps whenever they find one of general political interest.
Maps are never an end in themselves. Maps are political and social documents created by somebody to tell us something. Usually not just where Athlone is. Assuming anybody ever wants to know such worthless information as where Athlone is.

Maps must always be seen in the context in which they were created. Otherwise its just print on a page. The study of maps is a growing and fascinating area. So just sticking up maps with no commentary is an entirely worthless exercise. None of our posters can be expected to spot the numerous messages and symbols contained in maps or interpret the meaning or significance.
 
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The idea, like the photo and graph threads, is that users add their own maps whenever they find one of general political interest.
It wouldn't have killed you to say that in the OP, would it? Or maybe to draw some observations regarding the map you posted.
 

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What does the number in brackets mean for the UK?
 

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The pink line denotes the most frozen area, where the prods settled.

The areas marked 'corries' are where Coronation Street is watched most.

When the first humans arrived there was only cork (and a little bit of Kerry and Waterford, but not enuff to upset anyone), that was when it was the capital. Then, and only, then :)
 

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What does the number in brackets mean for the UK?
Not sure, the map originated here and there is some explanation for the use of parentheses with regard to Denmark, together with an acknowledgment that the number for Serbia should be 27 and the number for Switzerland should be 11. Belarus is explained away with "Belarus is in the unique position of having vast majority unaffiliated but has 3 minority parties and as such I lined it."
 


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