In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- Successive extensions of the right to vote produced universal adult suffrage by 1928 and made the House of Commons representative of the nation.
- Finland was the first country to provide equal voting rights to women, instituting female suffrage in elections to the national parliament in 1906.
- Willard and the WCTU also embraced the women's suffrage movement, advocating votes for women as a means of protecting the home and strengthening family values.
- Northern male black activists understood the colonization scheme as part of the same developments that denied them political freedom and suffrage.
- Women in France, where there was virtually no suffrage movement, got the right to vote just a quarter of a century later than their British sisters - and moreover got it from the right wing, pro-Nazi Vichy government.
- We look back now, to the civil rights movements and the female suffrage movements and hold our head in shame at the thought that it took us too long to grant these rights.
- General elections with universal adult suffrage were held in April 1965, with several political parties represented.
- Trinidad was granted universal adult suffrage in 1945.
- She was not a great statesman; neither was she a leader of the woman suffrage movement.
- Political, economic, and social reforms were introduced, such as a freely elected Japanese Diet and universal adult suffrage.
- Universal adult suffrage for everyone over 21 was finally achieved in the UK in 1928, when women between the ages of 21 and 30 secured the right to vote and the property qualification was abolished.
- Bulgaria's 1991 constitution, which established a parliamentary republic, provides for a multiparty parliamentary system and free elections with universal adult suffrage.
- He fought for franchise reform, but the country did not gain universal adult suffrage until 1950, almost a century later.
- For a short time in 1848 it appeared that the introduction of adult male suffrage might democratize politics, but the election to create a Constituent Assembly for the Second Republic soon dispelled any such notions.
- The area of political rights involves suffrage and women's rights to run for office, or hold appointed positions of power in government.
- It consisted of six points: universal male suffrage, vote by ballot, equal representation, abolition of the property qualification to sit in Parliament and payment of Members of Parliament.
- In the spring of 1848 the radical press, political clubs, and the National Guard bubbled with activity in Paris and provincial cities as elections under universal manhood suffrage to the Constituent Assembly approached.
- However, pressure from public opinion to broaden the suffrage was becoming too great to be resisted in the late 1870s.
- In England the outbreak of war in 1914 brought about a crisis in the militant suffrage campaign.
- After World War II, universal adult suffrage resulted in women being grudgingly accepted as partners in the political process.
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