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1849 Grand Union (Principia Moderni III Map Game) 1861
Grand Union General Election, 1855
All 1000 seats to the General Assembly
May 17, 1855 (1855-05-17)
First party Second party Third party
Flag of Pskov (Pskov oblast) Flag of Pskov (Pskov oblast) Flag of Latvia
Leader Vladimir Illych Rasputin Daniil Davidovich Mikhailov Karl Lindberg
Party National Conservatives United Liberals Industrialists
Leader since June 29, 1848 August 8 1849 9 April 1833
Leader's seat West Ostrov Novoprussiysk-na-zalive Riga Port
Last election 293 Before Formation 61
Seats before 293 75 32
Seats won 477 254 54
Seat change +178 +179 +22
Fourth party Fifth party
Flag of Belarus (1918, 1991-1995) Flag of Lithuania (state)
Leader Nikula Grigorich Kostitsin Wladislaw Godin
Party Agrarians Nationalists
Leader since 16 July 1839 9 August 1842
Leader's seat Valerka Vilnus North
Last election 36 4
Seats before 32 5
Seats won 47 32
Seat change +15 +27
The General Assembly immediately after the Election
  National Conservative Party: 471 seats
  Nationalists: 32 seats
  United Liberal Party: 254 seats
  Industrialists: 54 seats
  Agrarians: 47 seats
  No Affiliation: 142 seats

Previous First Senator
Vladimir Illych Rasputin
National Conservatives

First Senator-elect
Vladimir Illych Rasputin
National Conservatives

Before this Election, The Size of the General Assembly was increased from 500 members to 1000 members, and the membership of the Electoral Council was also increased from 1000 to 10 000. This was also the first election that saw campaigning between two opposing political parties, the National Conservatives, and the United Liberals. A major factor in this election, one that saw the loss of the National conservatives almost two-thirds majority, was the fracturing and competing nationalisms within the party, making them easier to conquer. Many Conservative constituencies were then split among Nationalist and Conservative, combine this with the United Liberals campaigning as one cohesive unit, and the rhetoric of union vs discord, portraying nationalism as a thing that could break brotherly peoples' apart, the split vote managed to have the United Liberals almost double their proportion of seats. The Conservatives, despite wanting to divide regions and conquer more constituencies, only succeeded in dividing their own party, and ended up with only a plurality of Votes. Luckily the Nationalist Faction agreed to form a coalition, and so the National Conservative Party retained the position as government, and Vladimir Illych Rasputin was able to retain his role as First Senator. After this election, a third political party joined politics as a result of the effective merger of the Agrarian and parts of the Nationalist Factions, as well as some foreign Finnish Influence, the Worker's and Farmer's New Socialist Party under the leadership of Estonian Kaarel Uluots. This merger would lose the government their majority, but thanks to the work of some non-affiliated (independent) deputees supportive of government policy, were able to forestall early elections until 1861, when the Government's six-year mandate expired.

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