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New Politics

Political Parties (to achieve federal representation):

Right-wing Populist

  Estmere First

Conservative & Sotirian Democratic

  Viridians   Unionist Party   Prohibition Party   Sotirian People's Party   National Democratic Party   Sotirian Democratic Union   Centre Party

Liberal & Radical

  Borough Party   Chartists   Constitutionalist Party   Radical Liberal Party   Reform Party   The Radicals   Vox Estmere

Social Democratic & Socialist

  Socialist Party of Estmere   Estmerish Section of the Workers' International   Co-operative Party   Socialist Workers' Party   Progressive Social Democrats   Left Party

Nationalities & Community-based

  Party of the Swathish   Aldman Democratic Alliance   Les Fleuvais Ensemblle

Green & Futurist

  Greens   future.es

Counties of Estmere

Counties of Estmere
Also known as:
Sċirs (Swathish)
Comtés (Flurian)
Estmere Counties.svg
CategoryCounties
Location Estmere
Found inStates
Number41
Possible typesMetropolitan (8)
Non-metropolitan (33)
GovernmentCounty council
SubdivisionsDistricts

The states of Estmere are subdivided into 41 counties (Swathish: sċirs, Flurian: comtés). The county is one of three levels of subnational government in Estmere, occupying a middle tier between the states and the districts. The counties are only extant in mainland Estmere, with the overseas territories of St Roberts and Fleming and Kingsport being counted as distinct entities.

Each county has a county council, responsible for local government, which meets in the county town. The counties are symbollically led by either a Sheriff or a Bailiff, but this is a ceremonial position and in practice power lies with the leaders of each county council.

Counties correspond to the second tier of the Nomenclature of Territorial Units for Statistics (NUTS 2). They can be either as metropolitan or non-metropolitan, with metropolitan counties having slightly more autonomy. Metropolitan counties cover large urban areas, particularly conurbations. Counties are subdivided into districts, which can be classed as boroughs, cantreds, ridings or hundreds.

Types of county

Estmerish counties can be either metropolitan or non-metropolitan. The majority are non-metropolitan, with 33 considered non-metropolitan, and only 8 counties out of 41 having metropolitan status. Metropolitan counties have more autonomy than their non-metropolitan cousins, but delegate more powers in turn to their borough subdivisions. 18.4 million people, around 33% of the Estmerish population, live in the 8 metropolitan counties. Non-metropolitan counties (also known as shire counties or true counties) are the most common type of county.

Responsibilities

County councils absorbed the responsibilities of the water boards in 1922.

Subdivisions

Counties can be divided into four types of subdivision, which correspond to the third tier of the Nomenclature of Territorial Units for Statistics. Predominantly urban subdivisions are known as boroughs, while the three other kings of subdivision are variations of rural subdivision. These are known as cantreds in Flurian-speaking regions, while in Swathish-speaking regions they are more commonly known as ridings or hundreds.

Map

List of counties

County name Type State County town
Alfsard Non-metropolitan Lowland
County Arundel Non-metropolitan Roland
Bouley Metropolitan Bouley Bouley
Cumburshire Non-metropolitan Scitterland
Damesbridgeshire Non-metropolitan West Counties Damesbridge
Dunwich Metropolitan Dunwich Dunwich
Elmwoodshire Non-metropolitan Midland
The Evreux Non-metropolitan Evre
Farfolk Non-metropolitan West Counties Farwich
Fensfolk Non-metropolitan Lowland
Greater Harbrough Metropolitan Scitterland Harbrough
Greater Morwall Metropolitan Greater Morwall Morwall
Griminghamshire Non-metropolitan Midland Grimingham
Halfhilshire Non-metropolitan Swerdia
Halifolk Non-metropolitan Midland
County Hamilton Non-metropolitan Arvorne Hamilton
County Harcourt Non-metropolitan Evre
Isle of Couchon Non-metropolitan Arvorne
Kingchestershire Non-metropolitan Roland Kingchester
Leethsire Non-metropolitan Lowland
Longwoodshire Non-metropolitan Swerdia Longwood
Lower Scitterside Metropolitan Scitterland Knowlesby
County Molyneux Non-metropolitan West Counties
Witburshire Non-metropolitan Swerdia Witburgh
The Perch Non-metropolitan Arvorne Barfleu
County Poleon Non-metropolitan Roland
County Pomeroy Non-metropolitan West Counties
County Renouf Non-metropolitan Arvorne
The Roumois Non-metropolitan Evre
Salchestershire Non-metropolitan Midland Salchester
Selverfeld Non-metropolitan Midland
Sharrowshire Metropolitan Scitterland Sheaford
St Richardsland Metropolitan Roland St Richards
Swarbergshire Non-metropolitan Swerdia
County Tanqueray Non-metropolitan Arvorne
Tolburyshire Non-metropolitan Scitterland Tolbury
Upper Scitterside Metropolitan Scitterland Burdale
County Vernon Non-metropolitan Roland
County Vexin Non-metropolitan Roland
Walstedshire Non-metropolitan Lowland Walsted
County Wimney Non-metropolitan Roland Wimney
County Yvetot Non-metropolitan Arvorne

Counties Misc

List of names & etymologies:

Alfsard (sw; "Ạlfsẹrd", home of the elves)
Damesbridgeshire (sw/fl; shire of the dame's [philanthropic wife of a local knight/lord in this case] bridge)
County Harcourt (fl; county of the hare's rural farm)
County Vernon (fl; county of the place of alder trees)
Longwoodshire (sw; "Langwẹldsċir", shire of the long woods)
Halifolk (sw; "Hȧliġfolc", [place of] the holy people)
Fensfolk (sw; "Fennsfolc", [place of] the people of the marshes)
Kingchestershire (sw; "Cyngcẹstersċir", shire of the fort of the king)
Salchestershire (sw; "Sạlcẹstersċir", shire of the castle with the great hall)
Walstedshire (sw; "Vallstẹdsċir", shire of the settlement on the dam/dyke)
Tolburyshire (sw; "Tolburgsċir" shire of the toll town)
Sharrowshire (sw; "Scạerhȯhsċir", shire of the share of the projecting piece of land)
Selverfeld (sw; "Sẹlferfeld", the silver plain)
County Wimney (fl/sw; county of the town of Wymgeofu)
The Perch (fl; "le Perche", refers to a tall-treed forest)
Isle of Couchon (fl; "Île dés couochon", island of pigs)
[Liberty of] St Richardsland (fl; the liberty of Saint Richard's land)
Elmwoodshire (sw; "Elmwẹldsċir", shire of the elm woods)
Greater Morwall (sw; "Grėat Morvẹll"/"Grande Mèroual", foreigners on the River Mor, but you know, greater)
Greater Harbrough (sw; "Hȧrburg", the dark grey burg, but again, greater)
Leethshire (al/sw; *lǭd, meaning associated with flooding, and then the shire of)
Swarbergshire (sw; "Svẹrtbėrgsċir", shire of the black mountain)
County Yvetot (fl; "Comté Yvetot", county of Yvo's property)
Bouley (sw; "Bogalēaġe" (OS)/"Bolėġe" (SW)/"Boulaî" (FL), the clearing in the woods at the bend [in the river])
Dunwich (gh/sw; "Dún Lonrach" (GH)/"Dunnwīc" (OS)/"Dunvėoc" (SW) the fortified fort at the fortified fort)
The Roumois (fl; "le Roumois", ??)
Nelbrookshire (sw; "Snelbrȯcsċir", shire of the fast brook)
Halfhilshire (sw; "Hẹlfhyllsċir", shire of the half hills)
Cumburshire (sw; "Cumburgsċir", shire of the town in the narrow valley)
Griminghamshire (sw; "Griġminghamsċir", shire of the homestead of the people of Griġm)
Farfolk (sw; "Fẹrfolc", [place of] the people from far-away)

NUTS 1 - Constituent entities (states) NUTS 2 - Counties & shires NUTS 3 - Boroughs, cantreds, hundreds and ridings NUTS 4 (LAU) - Parishes, tithings and neighbourhoods

State & overseas territory legislatures

Flurland

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Government (158)
     Sotirian Democratic Union (158)
Opposition (155)
     Social Democratic and Co-operative Party (60)
     Reform Party (21)
     Greens (21)
     Estmere First (15)
     Liberty Party (12)
     Vox Estmere (10)
     Independents (10)
     Estmerish Section of the Workers' International (3)
     Flurian Language League (3)

Kingsport

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Government (32)
     Kingsport Socialist Co-operative Party (17)
     Kingsport Alliance for Change (9)
     The Kingsport Alternative (6)
Opposition (23)
     Kingsport United (13)
     Sotirian Democratic Union (8)
     Kabuese Section of the Workers' International (2)

St Roberts and Fleming

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Government (30)
     Sotirian Social Democratic Party (30)
Supported by (4)
     Integration with Estmere Party (4)
Opposition (33)
     Social Democratic Liberation Party (19)
     Social Liberal Democratic Party (12)
     St Roberts and Fleming Section of the Workers' International (2)

1982 Shoreham by-election

Shoreham by-election

← 1981 11 July 1982 1984 →

Shoreham parliamentary seat
  First party Second party
  Blank Blank
Candidate Harry Peterson Andrew Times
Party Greens Reform
Popular vote 10,522 6,410
Percentage 34.8% 21.2%
Swing Increase32.9% Decrease18.0%

  Third party Fourth party
  Blank Blank
Candidate Gregory Houchingdon Anthony Burgess
Party SDU SDCP
Popular vote 6,289 5,261
Percentage 20.8% 17.4%
Swing Decrease20.9% Increase1.7%

MP before election

David Johnson
Sotirian Democratic Union

Subsequent MP

Harry Peterson
Greens

A Shoreham by-election was held on 11 July 1982. The by-election was caused by the death of David Johnson on 7 May 1982, who had been elected on behalf of the Sotirian Democratic Union as the Member of Parliament for Shoreham less than a year prior.

The seat was traditionally an SDU-Radical Liberal (and later Reform Party) marginal, but the approval of a new nuclear power plant near the seat (approved by the previous SDU government and upheld by the new Reform government) majorly shifted the balance of power in the seat. The local anti-nuclear movement became a major factor, and the power plant itself became a major issue in the campaign. The Greens were able to flex their anti-nuclear credentials and act as a protest vote for both liberal and conservative voters in the seat.

The by-election was notable in that it saw the Greens win their first parliamentary constituency, catapulting them from extra-parliamentary opposition. The result was an embarassment for the SDU, and to a lesser extent to the governing Reform Party. The power plant's construction was paused indefinitely, and the seat was ultimately gained by the Reform Party in the next election, with the Greens in fourth place.

Candidates

Campaign

Results

Shoreham by-election, 1982
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Greens Harry Peterson 10,522 34.8 + 32.9
Reform Andrew Times 6,410 21.2 - 18.0
SDU Gregory Houchingdon 6,289 20.8 - 20.9
SDCP Anthony Burgess 5,261 17.4 + 1.7
Majority 0,000 0.0 - 0.0
Turnout 30,236 00.0 + 0.0
Greens gain from Sotirian Democratic Union Swing


10,522 34.8% 6,410 21.2% 6,289 20.8% 5,261 17.4% 1,754 5.8%


41.7% 39.2% 15.7% 1.9% 1.5%


Aftermath

Education in Estmere

Age Compulsorary? Year School Division Final exam
3 to 4 No Nursery None
4 to 5 Yes Preparatory Primary Infant
5 to 6 Year 1
6 to 7 Year 2 Basic Comprehension Exams
7 to 8 Year 3 Junior None
8 to 9 Year 4
9 to 10 Year 5
10 to 11 Year 6 Advanced Comprehension Exams
Eleven+
11 to 12 Year 7 Comprehensive Grammar Technical Lower senior None
12 to 13 Year 8
13 to 14 Year 9
14 to 15 Year 10 Upper senior
15 to 16 Year 11 Basic Certificates Vocational Qualifications
Level 1
16 to 17 No Year 12 College Lower collegiate None
17 to 18 Year 13 Upper collegiate Advanced Certificates Vocational Qualifications
Level 2

Citizen William

Citizen William

2018 general election

2018 Estmerish general election

← 2016 7 June 2018 2021 →

All 600 seats in the Chamber of Commons
301 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party Third party
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Leader Reginald Wilton-Smyth Zoe Halivar Esther Bennett
Party SDU SDCP Reform
Leader since 23 April 2018 22 May 2016 11 October 2014
Leader's seat Newchurch and Harrendole Harbrough Hillside Tolbury Outer
Seats won 217 189 101
Seat change Increase Increase Decrease

  Fourth party Fifth party Sixth party
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Leader Philip Avery Sara Hall-Brookes
(Lead Candidate)
Aelfwin Stringer
Party Estmere First Greens Party of the Swathish
Leader since 1 December 2012 7 April 2015 15 August 2009
Leader's seat Dawe and Clydes
(defeated)
Tendersea Holdenshire Wilds
Seats won 35 29 15
Seat change Decrease Increase Increase

2018 Estmere Election Map.svg
A map showing the results. Constituency results are shown on the left, list seats on the right.

Prime Minister before election

Reginald Wilton-Smyth
SDU

Prime Minister after election

Reginald Wilton-Smyth
SDU

The 2018 Estmerish general election was held Thursday 7 June 2018 to elect all 600 members of the Chamber of Commons, the lower house of Parliament, following the dissolution of the Chamber at the request of the Prime Minister. The Sotirian Democratic Union remained the largest party, and the Reform Party voted to continue their coalition agreement.

Reginald Wilton-Smyth called the snap election on 9 May, in order to seek a personal mandate to govern after succeeding Richard Graham as Prime Minister and Leader of the Sotirian Democratic Union on 23 April. This followed a tense month of governance, as Wilton-Smyth attempted to re-negotiate his party's coalition agreement with the Reform Party and Deputy Prime Minister Esther Bennett. Reform had opposed an election, but the Social Democratic and Co-operative Party and Leader of the Opposition Zoe Halivar voted in favour. Opinion polls showed a divided electorate. The SDU held a marginal lead throughout the campaign, but the SDCP climbed in the polls over the month largely at the expense of Reform.

Austerity, the economy and immigration featured prominently in the campaign, while the Euclean Community featured less prominently than in previous elections. The personality of party leaders also became a key issue during the race, with Wilton-Smyth seen as likeable, optimistic and jovial, while Halivar was seen as competent but boring and negative. After the Pietramontecorvino Incident, relations with Etruria became a topical issue, as Wilton-Smyth argued for a softer touch that won some praise, while Halivar was seen as "hysterical" in her response. The SDU were generally seen to be running a positive campaign, while the SDCP were sometimes seen as too negative and critical.

On polling day, the Sotirian Democratic Union and Social Democratic and Co-operative Party both made gains, largely at the expense of Reform and Estmere First, which saw a large drop in its vote. The Greens made small gains, while ESWI lost all but 1 of its 13 constituency seats. The Party of the Swathish and their alliance partners the Aldman Democratic Alliance saw marginal increases to their vote share, but in part due to tactical voting were able to gain 4 constituency seats.

Electoral system

Elections to the Chamber of Commons in Estmere use the Additional Member System, a mixed system that is semi-proportional. Each voter has two votes; one for their local constituency, and another for their preferred party. Voters can be registered to multiple constituencies through multiple residences, but can only vote in one constituency. There are 600 total members of the Chamber of Commons; 400 members are elected through first-past-the-post constituency seats, while the remaining 200 are through a national party list. The list seats are allocated through the Boeri method, with the winners of the constituency seats taken into account. Parties must accrue a minimum of 2.5% of the vote combined to be eligible to enter Parliament through the national party list.

Generally, the party that recieves the largest proportion of the vote forms the government; though it is common for no party to recieve a majority of the vote, and so coalition governments and minority government are common. It is also therefore possible for the largest party to be excluded from government, if the smaller parties can create a coalition amongst themselves.

The election used the constituency boundaries that had first been used in the 2012 general election.

One had to be an eligible voter in order to be a vote in the election, meaning that they had to be aged 18 or older on polling day, be an Estmerish citizen or a citizen from another Euclean Community country permenantly resident in Estmere and not be excluded from voting due to legal reasons. Voters had to register to vote by midnight on 24 May, two weeks prior to polling day.

Background

Date and time of the election

Timetable

Parties

Campaign

Television debates

Slogans

Party Estmerish slogan Flurian slogan Swathish slogan
Sotirian Democratic Union Keep the Economy Strong. Keep Estmere Moving. Keep Estmere Great Garder l'êconomie forte. Garder l'Estme bouogeante. Garder l'Estme grande Keep þe Ƿorthship Sƿiþ. Keep Eastmarchon Shriþing. Keep Eastmarchon Great
Social Democratic and Co-operative Party End Austerity; Estmere Deserves Better Arrêter l'austérité; l'Estme méthite miyeu Forstoppen Tighthold; Eastmarchon Meeds Better
Reform Party A Strong Economy with Equal Opportunities for All Ieune êconomie forte avec des opportunités égales pouor tous A Sƿiþ Ƿorthship ƿith Even Seels for All
Estmere First Always Standing up for Estmere Terjous d'fendre l'Estme Evermore Upstanding for Eastmarchon
Greens No to Austerity, Yes to Stopping Climate Change Non à l'austérité, oui à arrêter l'changement clyînmatique No to Tighthold, Yes to Forstopping Welkinwist Onwending
Estmerish Section of the Workers' International Vote for Socialism! Votez pouor l'socialisme! Poll for Felloƿism!
Party of the Swathish A Voice for Our Language; A Voice for Our People N/A Leid Steaven; Folk Steaven
Aldman Democratic Alliance Speak up, Speak up for Us N/A N/A

Opinion polls

Results

217 101 189 35 29 29
Sotirian Democratic Union Reform Party Social Democratic and Co-operative Party Estmere First Greens Others
2018 Estmere Parliament.svg
Party Votes % Seats ±
Constituency List Total
Sotirian Democratic Union 35.58 179 37 216 Increase
Social Democratic and Co-operative Party 30.91 126 61 187 Increase
Reform Party 16.69 77 24 101 Decrease
Estmere First 5.76 5 30 35 Decrease
Greens 4.91 4 25 29 Increase
Party of the Swathish 2.59 6 9 15 Increase3
Estmerish Section of the Workers' International 2.51 1 14 15 Decrease
Aldman Democratic Alliance 0.37 2 0 2 Increase1
Others 0.41 0 0 0
Invalid/blank votes 0.27
Total 0 100 400 200 600
Registered voters/turnout

Voter demographics

Aftermath

Gallant Cineverse

Characters

The Titans

"Captain Liberty"/Richard "Dick" Spencer - Super-strength. Great War veteran. Carries the distinctive, burning Sword of Liberty, which was pulled from a mighty stone in Estmere and is made of unobtainium. Comparisons: Captain America/Britain
"Lightning Witch"/Elizabeth "Liz" Tarquin - Weather manipulation (namely storms & lightning) & magicy things. Comparisons: Storm, Scarlet Witch, Thor
"Microman"/Edward "Ed" Smith - Size-shifting (with accompanying quirks in strength/speed). Comparisons: Antman
"Swift"/Jack Jackson - Super-speed. Teen, friendly neighbourhood hero. Comparisons: Spiderman, Dash, The Flash
"Abomination"/Lucas Weiss - Former paraplegic with cybernetic implants that make him just good. Comparisons: Cyborg, Ironman
"Robin Hood"/Emily Myers - Daughter of a CEO, who is a star olympic archer by day and vigilante archer by night. No, no one puts two and two together. Comparions: Red Arrow, Hawkeye

Other heroes with franchises

"Masked Prince"/Damien Dupois - Working class Black kid from Hartham discovers he is heir to the throne of an ancient Bahian kingdom, and by wearing the Mask unlocks his latent powers. Comparisons: Black Panther
"Major Problem"/Roadie Ritalin - Deadpan mercenary with regenerative abilities. Comparisons: Deadpool
"Lionheart"/Louis Letterman - Can turn into a lion. Real creative, I know. Comparisons: Hulk? Wolverine? Venom?

Villains

"Le Roi"/Albert Beauregard - Surviving functionalist-in-exile. Massively modified to become "the prime being". Primary antagonist to Capitan Liberty. Operates from his hidden base in Glacia. Comparison: Mecha-Hitler
"The Nightwatchman"/William Bale - Martial arts & money. A vigilante, formerly considered an anti-hero, who has strayed too far into darkness. Widely seen as a shot at Miracle's Sable. Comparisons: Batman, Black Noir
"The Clone Legion" -

Films

Film Release date Director Screenwriter(s) Story by Producer(s)
Torch of Liberty July 22, 2013 (2013-07-22)
Let There Be Lightning June 11, 2013 (2013-06-11)
Your Friendly Neighbourhood Swift August 20, 2014 (2014-08-20)
Microman! May 5, 2014 (2014-05-05)
Titans: Assemble August 11, 2015 (2015-08-11)
Abomination: Rise February 13, 2016 (2016-02-13)
The Masked Prince September 8, 2016 (2016-09-08)
Captain Liberty: Freedom's Anchor May 17, 2017 (2017-05-17)
Major Problem October 25, 2017 (2017-10-25)
Lightning Witch and the Ark of Secrets March 6, 2018 (2018-03-06)
Swift II: Life is a Highway July 22, 2018 (2018-07-22)
Titans: Legion August 13, 2019 (2019-08-13)
Robin Hood: The Noble Thief February 6, 2020 (2020-02-06)
Lionheart September 19, 2020 (2020-09-19)
Microman II: Bigger and Better April 2, 2021 (2021-04-02)
Major Problem II: Minor Issues October 29, 2021 (2021-10-29)

Jürg Ochsner

Jürg Ochsner
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Ochsner in 1928
Born(1871-06-17)June 17, 1871
DiedFebruary 22, 1955(1955-02-22) (aged 83)
NationalityEstmerish
Political partyEstmerish Section of the Workers' International
Spouse(s)Maria Bickel

Philosophy career
Alma materUniversity of Morwall
Notable ideas

Jürg Ochsner (17 June 1871 – 22 February 1955) was an Estmerish Witterite socialist philosopher, writer, activist and politician. He is best known for expanding the theory of national personal autonomy into the wider philosophy of synthetic socialism, and for developing the idea of cultural hegemony.

Ochsner was born in 1871, into the large Witterite community of Morwall. He was orphaned from an early age, and was raised by other members of the community. At 17, he became a jeweller's apprentice, eventually earning enough to attend the University of Morwall in 1895.

He was mentored by Davor Rumyantsov after his exile to Morwall.

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