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Ever ask yourself: why is it important to vote? Because there are some world-changing votes that change the course of history. Whether they’re the most important presidential elections, for example, like the election of Abraham Lincoln, the United Nations’ vote on the Partition Plan for Palestine or the Brexit vote to decide whether the United Kingdom should leave the European Union, these votes affected the politics and histories of many nations. WatchMojo counts down ten times citizens went to the polls and made history.
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00:25 #10: United States Declaration of War on Japan – December 8, 1941
01:17 #9: Indian Provincial Elections – January 1946
02:07 #8: South Sudanese Independence Referendum – January 9-15, 2011
03:05 #7: United Kingdom European Union Membership Referendum [aka Brexit] – June 23, 2016
04:06 #6: United States Presidential Election – November 6, 1860
05:03 #5: Ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution – August 18, 1920
05:53 #4: United Nations’ Vote on Partition Plan for Palestine – November 29, 1947
06:44 #3, #2 & #1???
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