Political Spectrum


See also:
Ideologies

The Left-Right political spectrum is portrayed slightly differently in the world of Randomnautica than it is in modern history. Starting from far-left to far-right, the spectrum attempts to categorize every character's political outlook.

The Extreme: Extremism applies to parties that are far-left or far-right.

The Radical: The term "radical" applies to parties that are left-wing to far-left, or right-wing to far-right.

The Firm: "Firm" is used to describe parties that are simply left-wing or right-wing; neither radical nor moderate and are consistently left or right leaning.

The Moderate: Moderate parties are those that are center-left or center-right.

The Center: Centrism is applied to parties that do not adhere to either side of the spectrum, and usually have a strong opposition to both the left and right.


Political Compass


Far-Left politics

Characterized by communist ideals, far-left politics are those that support a socialist and unitary state where the central authority holds complete power over the citizens. These systems usually involve rapid industrialization, global political maneuvering (attempting to install far-left systems in other nations), and government secrecy. In rarer cases, far-left politics follow the ideals of anarchism.

Left-Wing politics

Also known as the "firm left," left-wing politics are culturally leftist and do not adhere to radical or moderate policies. They typically involve democratic socialism, progressivism, and sometimes left-wing nationalism and populism.

Center-Left politics

Center-left politics are those that adhere to the center of the political spectrum and have moderate outlooks, but overall have a slight shift to the left-wing side of the spectrum. They are usually socially democratic and secular.

Center/Big-Tent politics

Centrist politics are those that do not have a nudge towards either the center-left or the center-right, and while they are typically democratic and moderate in nature, some "radical centrist" outlooks are those that have a strong opposition to both communism and fascism. On the contrary, some are statist systems under a "catch-all" or "big-tent" political alliance. Center politics are those of either unity in authority or social liberalism.

Center-Right politics

Center-right politics are those that adhere to the center of the political spectrum and have moderate outlooks, but overall have a slight shift to the right-wing side of the spectrum. They are usually liberally conservative and laissez-faire.

Right-Wing politics

Also known as the "firm right," right-wing politics are culturally right but overall do not adhere to radical or moderate policies. They typically involve nationalism, conservatism, tradition, and to a certain extent, statism.

Far-Right politics

Far-right politics are fascist in nature, and they usually involve corporate economics, extreme nationalism, and imperialist ideals. Some fascist movements are ones that unite the nation under a single corporate entity while others employ classical fascism and unite the nation under a strong ruler with absolute power.

Quadrants

On top of this, the political compass has many "quadrants" that are used to further depict a character's political positions.

LibLeft

The Libertarian left seeks to accomplish the ideals of social liberalism. Moderate LibLeft leaning individuals employ social liberalism, and social democracy, while on the more extreme side there are anarcho-communists. Most stable democracies employ LibLeft leaning tactics and policies.

AuthLeft

Authoritarian leftists are typically described to be pre-Randomnautican communists in the sense that they support said ideals. The AuthLeft is usually against the establishment, and can sometimes invoke their ideas through the means of political violence or force by igniting revolutions against the state.

LibUnity

LibUnity refers to anti-establishment and anti-governmental organizations that seek to topple an authoritarian regime. Many of these are found operating nation-wide in totalitarian regimes.

LeftUnity

Comprising both of the LibLeft and AuthLeft, leftist unity seeks to unite the authoritarian and libertarians on the socialist side of the spectrum, thus cooperating with each other and attempting the same goals of establishing a worker's state.

LibRight

Libertarian rightists are those who support free-market capitalism, democracy, and other strains of fiscal conservatism. LibRight leaning individuals see themselves supporting social progressivism with fiscal conservatism which is different from the otherwise authoritarian capitalist (Neo-Corporatists) or socially conservative Randomnautican right-wing.

AuthRight

Authoritarian rightists can take many forms. On the moderate side, there are social conservatives, while on the more extreme side, the previously mentioned Neo-Corporatist regimes are abundant. In addition, not all AuthRight leaning individuals are moderates or capitalists and are instead extremely nationalist in nature.

AuthUnity

Previously mentioned AuthRight politicians who support neither Neo-Corporatism nor moderate conservatism find themselves aligning with AuthUnity. Authoritarian unionists seek to unite the nation under a strong leader with absolute power while posing as the "third position" in the economic scene.

RightUnity

Rightist unity embraces both the free-market and economically liberal ideas of the LibRight with the socially conservative AuthRight and attempts to make their fiscal policies more abundant and relevant in the world-at-large.


Politics of Randomnautica


As described by many Randomnautican political scientists, there are 4 political factions that nations follow. Fascism has taken a completely different course of action than it did back on Earth. While fascist nations back on Earth followed extreme ideals like totalitarian nationalism, most fascist parties in Randomnautica see themselves following totalitarian corporate economies where a single corporate entity holds supreme authority, hard-line reactionary views, or even constant warmongering. Most fascists that aren't fascist corporatists try to revert to the old ways of life that were common in pre-Randomnautican Earth.

Next up is Authoritarianism/Authoritarian. Authoritarians are mostly seen as reactionary conservatives that aren't extreme or radical enough to be described as "fascist" but do not promote libertarian ideals. Most authoritarian nations find themselves operating under a big-tent conglomerate of people with different views while a central authority or oligarchy controls the nation. On the contrary, other authoritarian states follow feudalist old-world systems such as fundamentalism, monarchism, or military juntas.

Despite many nations following the Democratic system of government, there is ironically only 1 truly functional democracy with many political scientists claiming that it is the Wonderful Commonwealth that is the only true democracy. Unlike the other democracies found in Randomnautica, it is the only one that holds elections. Other democracies would be more akin to libertarianism, not democracy. Since they do not hold elections, they cannot accurately be described as a democracy, but they still uphold the values of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness even if the systems claiming these are what they uphold are inherently corrupt.

Finally, there is Communism. Communists of Earth were born when Karl Marx created the Communist Manifesto which originally upheld libertarian ideals but had a hard-line leftist and socialist view of economics. Many communists in Randomnautica uphold the original definition of Marxism, as some are even anarchic-communists. However, in places such as Mabelia, authoritarian socialism is the preferred choice of government. Typically, communists serve as a united revolutionary force in the "Revolutionary vs Reactionary" political rivalry.

Revolutionary vs Reactionary

Both the terms "revolutionary" as well as "reactionary" have been used to describe many politicians and figures within the world of Randomnautica. Many political scientists and researchers consider the right-wing conservatives as well as fascists to be "reactionary," as in they want to revert to old pre-Randomnautican ways of life, while "revolutionary" is associated with the left-wing and far-left communists who want to embrace the new ways of life. Since the left side of the spectrum usually involves anarchists and radical socialists on the extreme side, contrary to totalitarianism and state corporatism on the extreme right-side, many people view this as a direct rivalry between the 2 spectrums.

In some rare cases, either term isn't used to describe either a left-wing or right-wing party, and instead, "reactionary" can be used to describe a politician who is seeking a political return to an old political status, ideological stance, or societal structure of their nation. Take the Communist Party of Molossia for example as they want to revert the nation back to a Marxist-Leninist system. Similarly, "revolutionary" can be used to describe a political stance that advocates radically reforming the structure of the nation which in-turn is the complete opposite of a reactionary.

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