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  United Kingdom - Search View - MSN Encarta
The United Kingdom is bordered to the south by the English Channel, which separates it from continental Europe, to the east by the North Sea, and to the west by the Irish Sea and the Atlantic Ocean; the only land border is between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.
The climate of the United Kingdom is mild relative to its latitude.
The United Kingdom is one of the most urbanized of the world’s larger nations: about 89 per cent of the population lives in cities and towns.
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 Chronology 1918
General Kornilov was killed in combat on April 13th, and command in the south was taken over by General Anton Denikin on May 11th, with the support of General Peter Krasnov, Hetman of the Don Cossacks.
The pro-German General Pavel Skoropadski was overthrown by the Ukrainian Socialists, led by General Simon Petliura.
Because King Nicolas of Montenegro opposed the union of Montenegro with the new United Kingdom of Serbs, Croats, and Slovenes, the Montenegran parliament deposed King Nicolas and voted for union with the new kingdom.
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 Election Resources on the Internet: Parliamentary Elections in the U.K. - Elections to the House of Commons
The United Kingdom Parliament is composed of the Crown, that is the monarch, the House of Lords, an appointive and hereditary upper chamber, and the popularly elected lower chamber, the House of Commons.
For general election purposes, the United Kingdom is currently divided into 646 constituencies, each of which returns one Member of Parliament (MP) to the House of Commons, elected for a maximum term of five years.
The outcome of a general election is actually decided in these seats, and political parties concentrate their efforts in retaining their own marginals, and capturing those held by their opponents.
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 CBC - Canada Votes 2006 - Voter Toolkit
The Elections Canada definition of this term is almost poetic: "The place of ordinary residence of a person is the place that has always been, or that has been adopted as, his or her dwelling place, and to which the person intends to return when away from it.
Elections Canada used to need that much time to prepare the voters' list because it was sending teams of enumerators to every home in Canada to update information from the previous general election.
Victories were granted to Édouard Guilbault (Cons.) during the 1887 general election in the riding of Joliette, Que.; Nicholas Flood Davin (Cons.) during the 1896 general election in the riding of Assiniboia West, NWT; and Paul Martineau (P.C.) during the 1963 general election in the riding of Pontiac-Temiscamingue, Que.
www.cbc.ca /canadavotes/voterstoolkit/faqs.html   (6671 words)

  
 Election Resources on the Internet: Federal Elections in Australia
2004 general election statistics were compiled on the basis of complete results published by the Australian Electoral Commission (AEC), updated as of January 6, 2005.
The remaining election statistics presented in this space come from official reports and data files issued by the AEC and the Parliament of Australia's Parliamentary Library.
As in the United States, the states have equal representation in the Senate, whereas House seats are apportioned among the states in proportion to their populations.
electionresources.org /au   (525 words)

  
 United Kingdom general election, 2005 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The general election took place in 646 constituencies across the United Kingdom, for seats in the House of Commons.
In Northern Ireland, the election was dominated in the unionist community by a battle between the Ulster Unionist Party (UUP) and the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP).
Other elections in the province have shown both a shift in votes towards the DUP but also a collapse of support for the cross-community Alliance Party which is likely to be more marked in a first past the post election and thus which may work in the UUP's favour.
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 United Kingdom general election, 1918 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The United Kingdom general election of 1918 was the first to be held after the Representation of the People Act 1918, which meant it was the first United Kingdom general election in which women could vote.
The election was won by a coalition of the Conservatives under Andrew Bonar Law, most of the Liberals under David Lloyd George, and a few independent and former Labour MPs, and produced a government which retained Lloyd George as Prime Minister.
The aftermath of the elections saw the convention of an extra-legal parliament, the First Dáil, by the elected Sinn Féin candidates, and the outbreak of the Irish War of Independence.
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 Major General Sir John Gellibrand
Birdwood granted the request, and Gellibrand was sent to the AIF Depots in the United Kingdom as Brigadier General, General Staff (BGGS) to Major General J. McCay.
In April 1918, the brigade was committed to battle in the path of the advancing German Army at Dernancourt.
On 30 May 1918, as a consequence of the Australian government's directive that all senior commands be held by Australians, Major General J.
www.unsw.adfa.edu.au /~rmallett/Generals/gellibrand.html   (2209 words)

  
 Election, Campaigns and Elections Portal @ ElectionHype.com (Election Hype)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The universal acceptance of elections as a tool for selecting representatives in modern democracies is in sharp contrast with the practice in the democratic archetype, ancient Athens, where elections were considered an oligarchic institution and where most political offices were filled using sortition, also known as allotment.
Jeane Kirkpatrick, scholar and former United States ambassador to the United Nations, has offered this definition: "Democratic elections are not merely symbolic....They are competitive, periodic, inclusive, definitive elections in which the chief decision-makers in a government are selected by citizens who enjoy broad freedom to criticize government, to publish their criticism and to present alternatives."
The Democracy Watch (International) website, further defines fair democratic elections as, "Elections in which great care is taken to prevent any explicit or hidden structural bias towards any one candidate, aside from those beneficial biases that naturally result from an electorate that is equally well informed about the various assets and liabilities of each candidate".
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 United Kingdom Election Results
Results of elections to the 54th Parliament of the United Kingdom in 2005 are being added.
Election results from the general election of 1983 onwards are in these files in the same order.
European Parliamentary Election in Yorkshire and the Humber region by constituency, 1999.
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 Chapter 1: History   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Under the Treaty of Washington of 1871, the United States and the United Kingdom agree to submit to arbitration claims by the former for alleged breaches of neutrality by the latter during the American Civil War.
In 1942 the United States Secretary of State and the Foreign Secretary of the United Kingdom declared themselves in favour of the establishment or re-establishment of an international court after the war, and the Inter-American Juridical Committee recommended the extension of the PCIJ's jurisdiction.
Early in 1943, the United Kingdom Government took the initiative of inviting a number of experts to London to constitute an informal Inter-Allied Committee to examine the matter.
www.icj-cij.org /icjwww/igeneralinformation/ibbook/Bbookchapter1.HTM   (4071 words)

  
 General Election Results 1885-1979
The figures given here for elections from 1885 to 1945 differ from those in F.W.S. Craig’s “British Electoral Facts” because they are adjusted for votes cast in the two-member seats.
Notably among these are the Coalition Government in 1918, the National Government in 1931-1940, and the later alliance between Conservatives and National Liberals.
Constitutionalists This label was used by a number of right-wing Liberals in the 1924 general election who wanted to distance themselves from the party’s temporary support for the Labour Government.
www.election.demon.co.uk /geresults.html   (687 words)

  
 Commanding Heights : United Kingdom Political | on PBS
A general election ends in a Conservative landslide that transforms the make-up of the coalition.
He attempts to ban strikes and calls a general election over the question, "Who governs Britain?" But Labor wins the election, and Harold Wilson, prime minister for the second time, complies with the unions' demands.
She begins a gradual limitation of the power of the trade unions that ends with a yearlong strike by the National Union of Mineworkers over the closure of 20 coal mines considered unproductive.
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 H1910
1918 Oct 23, President Wilson felt satisfied that the Germans were accepting his armistice terms and agreed to transmit their request for an armistice to the Allies.
1918 Dec 1, The Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes was formed and was ruled by the Serbian Karageorgevic dynasty.
1918 In Canada Vancouver workers staged a general strike after a union organizer was killed under mysterious circumstances by a posse seeking draft dodgers outside the mining town of Cumberland.
www.eleggua.com /History/1918.html   (4511 words)

  
 Vote count doubts strong in U.S., Italy, Mexico - Politics - MSNBC.com
That could be why people in the United States, Italy and Mexico had the lowest levels of confidence in the vote count among nine countries in AP-Ipsos polling taken just weeks before the U.S. midterm elections.
The 2005 national elections brought out 61 percent of voters, recording a slight upturn in a trend that has been moving down.
Turnout in the United States has been dropping over the last few decades, but was higher in 2004 when 122 million, or 62 percent of the voting age population, turned out in the presidential contest.
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 UK Parliament - Elections FAQ page
The decision to call a general election is made by the Prime Minister, who asks the Queen to dissolve parliament.
In practice it is considered unconstitutional for the Sovereign or heir apparent to vote in an election.
British citizens are entitled to vote at elections providing that they are aged 18 or over and are not subject to any legal incapacity to vote.
www.parliament.uk /faq/elections_faq_page.cfm   (813 words)

  
 Election, Campaigns and Elections Portal @ ElectionWatchUSA.com (Election Watch USA)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
City Mayor ABM Mohiuddin Chowdhury yesterday threatened to resist all election activities in the port city at any cost unless a fresh election schedule is...
They also observed that the controversy surrounding the election schedule could have been avoided if it had been discussed with the political parties and had...
After every election, there are post-mortems and then, after that, come the studies to confirm the presence of many institutional and deep-seated flaws in our...
www.electionwatchusa.com   (1452 words)

  
 Campaigns and Elections Portal @ USAElectionNews.com (USA Election News)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
LAST Election Day, voters encountered myriad difficulties, from the unexplained glitch that temporarily halted Montanas vote count to the 18,300 undervotes...
High Command is investigating reports that criminals in some inner city communities are stockpiling illegal weapons in the lead up to the General Election.
Committee on Temporary Shelter employees this morning carried through with their plan for a union election, the result of which the organizations board of...
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 Election and Elections Portal @ EectionWatchUSA.com (Eection Watch USA)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The ban was introduced to prevent trouble during the presidential election in December 2005 following peaceful pro-Western revolutions in Georgia and Ukraine...
The peace agreement called for direct election of the province's governor and deputy governor, positions previously filled by officials appointed in Jakarta.
BNP Secretary General Abdul Mannan Bhuiyan yesterday asked party leaders and workers to launch the election campaign side by side with holding rallies and...
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 First World War.com - On This Day - 4 December 1918
Publication of official estimate of world's shipping losses during war.
Nomination of candidates for General Election in United Kingdom.
Romanians of Transylvania and Banat vote union with Romania.
www.firstworldwar.com /onthisday/1918_12_04.htm   (99 words)

  
 BBC NEWS | Europe | Country profiles | Timeline: United Kingdom
1918 - War ends in November with armistice.
The number of UK war dead runs to several hundred thousand.
2001 April - Blair postpones country-wide municipal elections due in May as an outbreak of foot and mouth disease amongst cattle, sheep and pigs continues to spread.
news.bbc.co.uk /2/hi/europe/country_profiles/1038820.stm   (1266 words)

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