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    What is a "Voting Curia"?

    In a historical essay I read that different nations in a multinational contry demanded the formation of voting curias so that they could elect representatives who would represnt their own interests in parliament.

    I do get the general idea from the text but I have failed to find any definition or explanation of what a voting curia actually means exactly and how it is supposed to work. I would be thankful if you could help clarify this term.

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    Re: What is a "Voting Curia"?

    Voting = chosen by election

    Curia = ancient Roman senate

    Voting Curia = Elective Parliament

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    Re: What is a "Voting Curia"?

    Thank you very much. I am not sure this answers my question, though. I do know each of the words seperately, but from what I understand from the text, and as I explained above, this term does not seem to stand for a separate parliament for each of the groups, but for some mechanism allowing each of these groups to have representatives of its own in the general parliament.

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    Re: What is a "Voting Curia"?

    Looking at http://facstaff.bloomu.edu/mhickey/l...01850-1914.htm, it strikes me that if there is universal suffrage, but landowners dominate- then for their votes to count more, the divisions of the electoral districts would be divided disporportionately, concentrating the denser urban pouplace into one area, while they would have another, though much less populated- it sounds a bit like the 'rotten boroughs' in the UK, where you'd have a city with no MP and an area with three people living in it with one. I can't find many references to the term, though.

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    Re: What is a "Voting Curia"?

    Thanks. Yes, I get the same impression as to the meaning of the term from the text I am reading, but it is really hard to find references to this term.

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    Re: What is a "Voting Curia"?

    I was struggling to find them too. If the vote in Prussia was universal, then I can only see two ways to fix the results- make the vote public or gerrymander the boundaries so that the countryside has exceesive rperesentation byt dividing by area not populace. The implications of the piece I read seem to indicate the latter.

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    Re: What is a "Voting Curia"?

    Thank you all for your help!

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