Guten Tag from germany.

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    It's interesting though how big of a difference a system can make.
    In french for example, with their current system it makes it hard for LePen to become president. Because even if she wins the first round, in the second round conservatives and socialists will join to elect her opponent.
    Which is fine for me because I don't like LePen at all, but it's still interesting how important the system is.
    Another example is the United States, Clinton won the popular vote so in a non majoritarian system she would be president.
     
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    Welcome.

    Do you like/support Angela Merkel?
     
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    Welcome, TheThirdView. May I call you "The" for short?
    You will find lots of topics here about european and worldwide politics. It is not only American stuff.
    Glück Auf!
     
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    Thanks for that warm welcome. And sure, you can call me "The" or "TTT" or "Tripple T", whatever you like ;)
     
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    Gluten bag to you too. :thup:
     
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    HI TheThirdReich, I totally agree with you, I think Germany is a much more civilized country than France.

    I am a maths student but I am also interested in geopolitical games.

    And on your map, you talk about the Ukraine, but I thought that it was Kazakhstan of the former USSR that had the genuine German connection, not the Ukraine.

    The Ukraine is an artificial creation of Stalin, by stealing lands from Poland, Hungary, Romania, and Russia, isn't it?
     
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    Clear off, square head!

    No just kidding, welcome aboard! :)
     
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    It makes a massive difference. Look at Germany and the results of the constituency vote and the Proportional Representation vote. It shows that millions of people will change their vote depending on how the vote is structured. In the US because it's structured in the FPTP manner, the people are often voting AGAINST someone and not for someone.
     
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    Welcome to USMB Thirdview :)
     

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