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The Indian Federation is a nation on the Indian Subcontinent.
The Federation was established following the fall of the United Kingdom in order to prevent the subcontinent falling into anarchy as a result of the power vacuum created and the attempts of both the Hindu and Muslim population's to fill this vacuum. In the midst of this instability elections were held for the inaugural Legislative Assembly which resulted in a highly unstable hung Parliament, leading to highly contentious coalition negotiation followed by snap elections later in the year. Whilst the snap elections also produced an unstable hung Parliament, the outbreak of the Second World War eased negotiations owing to the sense of national unity it brought, leading to the formation of a government of national unity.
Whilst Indian politics have traditionally been dominated by the Indian National Congress (INC), however, regional and minority interest parties have also held significance owing to the system of separate seats for minority groups, such as India's Muslim population.
The Federation contains a multitude of sub-divisions with the two main forms being Provinces and Princely States, all Provinces have an elected assembly which also elects that provinces members of the Senate whilst within the Princely States there is a much greater degree of variation within the political systems, with some largely adopting the system used in provinces whilst others have developed there own system of government.
List of Subdivisions of India
|Name||Subdivision Type||Assembly||Last Election|
|Ajmer Merwara||Province||Legislative Assembly||2013|
|Andaman and Nicobar Islands||Province||Island Assembly||2015|
|Bengal||Province||Bengal Legislative Council||2012|
|Bombay||Province||Bombay Legislative Council||2013|
|Burma||Province||National Assembly of Burma||2013|
|Central Provinces and Berar||Province||Legislative Assembly||2014|
|Ceylon||Province||Representative Assembly of Ceylon||2015|
|Cutch||Princely State||Cutch High Council||2016|
|Deccan||Princely State||Federal Assembly of the Deccan||2012|
|Gwalior||Princely State||Resident Assembly||2012|
|Hyderabad||Princely State||Parliament of Hyderabad||2014|
|Jammu and Kashmir||Princely State||Royal Assembly of Jammu and Kashmir||2013|
|Kathiawar||Princely State||Resident Assembly||2012|
|Kolhapur||Princely State||Resident Assembly||2015|
|Madras||Province||Madras Legislative Council||2016|
|Mysore||Princely State||Mysore Legislative Assembly||2013|
|North West Frontier||Province||Legislative Assembly||2012|
|Panth Piploda||Province||Legislative Assembly||2016|
|Rajputana||Princely State||Federal Assembly of Rajputana||2013|
|Sikkim||Princely State||State Council of Sikkim||2012|
|Travancore||Princely State||Resident Assembly||2013|
|United Provinces||Province||Legislative Assembly||2015|