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Part 1: The Referendum
3 June 2022

As PM Albert Simonsen entered the Folkekammer for the vote on passing the new constitution he could already feel something was wrong. Usually everyone treats each other like colleagues, they are all working the same place and Littish politics have always been friendly behind the scenes, this didn’t seem to be the case. The air was tense. This change to the constitution was more divisive than he thought despite his efforts to work between blocs. Then the vote started. For instant ratification, there needed to be 137 votes in favor. So far Simonsen had convinced enough parties to have 138 votes, yet he couldn’t stop his leg from shaking while sitting in his seat.

“We will now vote on the changes to the constitution, as they stand after discussions by the Folkekammer. You may enter your vote”

Simonsen pressed the button in front of him and voted Yes, and then looked up to the screen over casted votes. His face turned pale. The Justice Party slowly began to vote No, against their deal. He looked over to Joakim Dam, leader of the party to see an apathetic face staring back. There would be no new constitution under them. Surprisingly, the Free-minded Greens voted Yes, giving their support despite being in the opposition. All around the Folkekammer murmurs started to spring up as the political status quo was breaking down around the members. As the final vote ticked in the result was announced, an announcement that would throw Littland on a new path for the future.

“The vote for new changes to the constitution is 134-49 and is not ratified. As per the current constitution, the final vote will be a referendum among the people in 2 months and a week, 10 August.”

A referendum. In 2 months. Already members were starting to leave, sporadically at first then in flocks. Littish politics were a mess, it was clear to see. Simonsen checked his phone and saw that news outlets had already announced the result. The future was uncertain.

This has been retconned and is no longer relevant to present day Littland.

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Part 2: The Protest
4 June 2022

Massive protests following the drama in the Folkekammer yesterday happened across the country, mostly peaceful and in line with previous protests with similar goals. Not so in the city of Nyker. Nyker is a Littish majority area that, according to the changes of the constitution, is going to be on the Malskic side of the new autonomous region, which many find simply unacceptable. Violence against the police erupted suddenly as the protest passed a construction site and the protesters began to throw bricks, first at nearby police, but soon anyone they saw. Riot Police, a rare sight in Littland, was called to deal with the protest rapidly escalating to be a full out riot.

Reports aren’t clear about what happened next. Some say the police got spooked by a sudden barrage of bricks and debris. Some say it was an order. Nonetheless, at 20:24 on 2 June 2022, the Littish police opened fire into the crowd of protesters. The scene was described as an active war zone, almost like travelling to Baltica. Police with firearms, fire in the streets, yelling and screaming in the streets and the sounds of sirens in the night sky. Nyker might never be the same afterwards and neither will Littland. What happened today is forever going to be a black stain in the history books. This referendum is going to divide Littland.

This has been retconned and is no longer relevant to present day Littland.

Edited by Samm
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