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1st country to give women the right to vote?

Ram 2011/08/16 16:57:01
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  • FAWKES' NOOSE ~ ΔTX 2011/08/16 17:20:04
    Sweden
    FAWKES' NOOSE ~ ΔTX
    +3
    its none of those. Sweden officially granted the right to vote for women in 1921. New Zeland in 1893. Norway in 1913.

    The first country to officially allow voting by women is The Pitcarin Islands. Granted in 1838.

    1913 country officially voting women pitcarin islands granted 1838

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  • Tasbyha 2011/08/19 15:32:33
    New zealand
    Tasbyha
  • Bearr 2011/08/18 21:25:44
    Sweden
    Bearr
    +1
    Sweden? I don't know.
  • heart.as.loud.as.lions 2011/08/17 17:19:57
    New zealand
    heart.as.loud.as.lions
    +1
    my mums from there. and i learned it in history class. :)
  • Tom 2011/08/17 05:50:44
    Norway
    Tom
    +1
    I'm not sure though. Does anyone know for sure
  • Ben Brink 2011/08/17 01:23:40
    Sweden
    Ben Brink
    +1
    Conditional for taxpayers in 1718 but rescinded in national elections in 1771. Although it is often credited as New Zealand in 1893.
  • Natalie 2011/08/17 00:10:48
    New zealand
    Natalie
    +1
    I think it was New Zealand.
  • Ram Natalie 2011/08/17 00:16:04
  • disclaimer 2011/08/16 21:46:33
    New zealand
    disclaimer
    +1
    Random guess..........am I right?
  • Ram disclaimer 2011/08/16 23:56:34
    Ram
    yeah absolutly NZ
  • Ram disclaimer 2011/08/17 00:16:25
    Ram
    yeep
  • Clare Marie 2011/08/16 20:53:57
    New zealand
    Clare Marie
    +1
    The British Colony of New Zealand.
  • La 2011/08/16 20:52:44 (edited)
    New zealand
    La
    +1
    It depends on how you're judging it. If you're looking at the first country to grant the right to vote to ALL women in national elections, then it's NZ in 1893. If you're looking at the first country to grant the right to vote for a certain category of women (usually it was soon revoked) in only local elections or only in certain areas of the country, then arguably there were countries before NZ. For example, the very first in recorded history is Poland in the early 1700's but that was only to women who paid taxes and was revoked in 1795. Women in Poland were not given full voting rights until 1917.
  • Dum Luk 2011/08/16 20:45:07
    Sweden
    Dum Luk
    +1
    Damn, I used to know this, but none of these are ringing any bells....

    I'll guess Sweden because I've researched Sweden more than the other two, so it's more likely I may have run across this tidbit at some point.
  • La Dum Luk 2011/08/16 20:57:43
    La
    +1
    Sweden was technically first, but only if they were tax-payers and members of a city guild, as of 1718 and it was revoked in 1758. Arguably that still counts, but since not all women had the right to vote, I'm not sure if it should count....
  • Dum Luk La 2011/08/16 21:39:57
    Dum Luk
    +2
    That is sounding very familiar, so it's probably what I was thinking of.

    I still haven't search engined the topic, as my brain has been feeling atrophied lately, so I'm trying to exercise it. ;)
  • Lerro DeHazel 2011/08/16 20:05:13
    Norway
    Lerro DeHazel
    +1
    I would have thought Denmark . . . Or some such . . .
  • zgnehm 2011/08/16 19:59:42
    New zealand
    zgnehm
    Don't know, only heard about America giving women the right to vote in school.
  • Pocahontas 2011/08/16 19:20:14
    Norway
    Pocahontas
    +1
    I meant New Zealand...
  • Neko-chan 2011/08/16 19:18:35
    Norway
    Neko-chan
    +1
    i acually think it was finlad and that norway was second. but i know it wasn't new zealand or sweden.
  • La Neko-chan 2011/08/16 21:10:38
    La
    Hmm. 1718 Sweden gave the right to vote to taxpaying women who were members of city guilds, but it was revoked in 1758. They regained it in 1862 but that was only for local elections. They didn't have the full right to vote until 1921.

    Finland didn't give women the right to vote until 1863, and that was also only to tax-paying women in the country-side. Universal suffrage in 1906.

    Next was UK in 1869, but again, only for local elections. No full rights until 1928.

    Then we have NZ in 1893, first country to grant the right to vote to all women in national elections. Arguably that makes them "first" since the others were all temporary or limited to particular women or only local elections.

    So there you go, an argument could be made that either Sweden or NZ was first, depending on how you define "giving women the right to vote".

    Perhaps what you're thinking of with Finland is 1906: First country to have universal suffrage. First country to give the right to vote and right to stand for elections to everyone of age regardless of wealth, race or social class.
  • Ram Neko-chan 2011/08/16 23:58:26
    Ram
    it was N.Z
  • Neko-chan Neko-chan 2011/08/17 10:46:20
    Neko-chan
    ok, it was new zeland, i was thinking of in eourope. if it was in eourope i would have been right though. :P
  • Amy.[: 2011/08/16 19:03:51
    Sweden
    Amy.[:
    +1
    a guess?
  • GoDucks5 2011/08/16 19:02:43
    Norway
    GoDucks5
    +1
    I have no idea.
  • FAWKES' NOOSE ~ ΔTX 2011/08/16 17:20:04
    Sweden
    FAWKES' NOOSE ~ ΔTX
    +3
    its none of those. Sweden officially granted the right to vote for women in 1921. New Zeland in 1893. Norway in 1913.

    The first country to officially allow voting by women is The Pitcarin Islands. Granted in 1838.

    1913 country officially voting women pitcarin islands granted 1838
  • La FAWKES'... 2011/08/16 22:26:07
    La
    *Pitcairn Islands*

    :P

    And if we're getting picky about it, it was Corsica in 1755....except that only lasted until 1769 when they were taken over by France.
  • FAWKES'... La 2011/08/16 22:33:43
    FAWKES' NOOSE ~ ΔTX
    Are you saying the Pitcarin Islands don't exist? Don't like it? It's still not any of the 3 choices. The next country to allow women to vote was the Isle of Man in 1881.

    Go back to school.
  • La FAWKES'... 2011/08/17 14:42:18
    La
    No, I said you're consistently spelling them wrong. It's still *Pitcairn*.

    1755 is before 1881, mate.
  • Ego Death 2011/08/16 17:05:12
    Sweden
    Ego Death
    +2
    NZ was the 1st country to give stipulated universal rights to women voters but Sweden was the the 1st country to offer the right to women voters upon circumstance.
  • Simmering Frog 2011/08/16 16:58:30
    New zealand
    Simmering Frog
    +2
    New Zealand

    New Zealand.

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