The Kingdom of Prussia had suffered through many problems, and its land was split amongst many different states and countries. The west and east were cut off from one another, the aforementioned states in between the two sides of Prussia. In 1835, an election was declared to be held on the first day of the first month of 1836, and once again only the wealthy would be able to vote- the wealthy being strong supporters of the Liberal Partie. The common people of Prussia had long been oppressed by the views of the Liberal Partie’s Government, and how unfair the treatment of their lives was, and could not stand for it any longer. This call for change was answered by von Kaumpgreffe, who was a powerful figurehead in the Kingdom of Prussia, and was a strong and well-known supporter of a Monarchy. von Kaumpgreffe had powerful allies in the political powerhouses of von Kachen, leader of the Nationale Partie, and von Drussen, leader of the military.
However, it wasn’t until the last month of 1835 that a leader for the Monarchy was found, and this individual was the rather unknown Jerome Holstein, and was quite an odd choice since Jerome had no ties with the House of Hohenzollern, the old royal family of Prussia. On the nineteenth of December 1835, the movement of von Kaumpgreffe finally succeeded in ousting the Liberal Partie, which disappeared into nothingness, and the Monarchy was instituted with Jerome Holstein as the first King. Jerome’s royal name was decided to be Augustine, and he was crowned King Augustine I. Prussia was entering a new age in its Government, as von Kaumpgreffe formed the Konservative Partie as the cabinet for the King, and the cabinet was filled with strong supporters of the Monarchy, such as von Drussen and von Kachen. The Prussian Government was formally known as HM’s Government.
The first act by King Augustine was to abolish the Liberal Partie’s decree that the poor could vote, and allowed Universal Suffrage, which was a popular move, and helped push the Konservative Partie heavily into favour for the upcoming election, sitting at a nice 82%, whilst the Liberal Partie was knocked down to a pathetic 0.2%, whilst the Nationale Partie held the remaining 17.8%. The new year arrived rather calmly, and the Konservative Partie won by a landslide of 94% of the votes. Now, Augustine entered the second stage of the turning around of the Kingdom of Prussia, by implementing a 2-year mandatory military service for all men over the age of 18, and below the age of 40. The third act was to bring in a Parliamentarian style of Government under the leadership of the King, with the King leading whatever Party was voted into the Parliament. The Parliamentarian Debate was massively argued by the cabinet, and the discussion lasted for several months, until finally, on the second of April, the Parliament was set up, and the lands of Prussia were divided up into 69 voting regions.
A second election was declared to occur on the tenth of June to determine the members of the Parliament, and also the party in power, with 35 seats being the target. The election campaign was definitely an enormous task for von Kaumpgreffe and the Konservative Partie, as the powerful politician, Heinz Burgenne led the reformed Liberal Partie, and had gathered a powerful voting base, due to his young age of only 20, and the fact that he was an amazing public speaker.
The third party involved in the election was the Nationale Partie, led by the aging politician Günter Anheim, who was sadly past his time at the age of 69, and was pitiful when compared to the political brilliance of von Kaumpgreffe, and the young and well-versed public speaker that was Heinz Burgenne.
The election was definitely going to be a hard-fought one, and it was hard to say which party would come out on top.