In 1880, the Democratic Antiford Movement began. It was a short lived attempt to institute a democracy in Antiford. Public elections were already held to appoint members to the House of Commons (the majority of the House of Engineers were appointed from the Academy, College, and other areas of industry and not elected). It was their belief that the royalty should step aside and allow the people to govern themselves. The movement gained some popularity in late 1881, due to the propaganda against the Royalty and House of Nobles. Unfortunately, the movement never gained much ground, and less than 10,000 individuals identified as a part of it at its height. In 1883, after the Revolution, the D.A.M quickly dissolved.