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Political quadrants is a specific approach to comparing political philosophies and ideologies. The system is based on the principle that political ideas exist on one of two different axes, economic issues and social issues. On this basis, political ideologies can be located on a two-dimensional plan, where the left-right axis corresponds to economic issues and the up-down axis corresponds to social issues.

Upper-Leftism Edit

Upper-leftist philosophy combines the idea of an authoritarian government with leftist economic theory. This is a big-government ideal, which believes that a strong central government which controls the economy is a good idea. Control of the economy, however, can mean either providing for everyone (as in Seldonism), the working or lower class (as in idealistic Communism), or the upper class or elite (as in Panterranism).

Examples Edit

UL in Terra Edit

Active Parties Edit

KED, PDPD, WSS

Minor Parties Edit

IL, NPD, NTPK

Former Parties Edit

BP, CPE, HPP, IDMP, KA, NLF, NPP, PDPB, PRF, SP, SA, UCLP, UPE

Lower-Leftism Edit

Lower-leftism is generally the belief that the state should provide services for its citizens but not restrict their personal freedoms.

Examples Edit

  • Green philosophy is normally associated with the lower-left; however, it is not necessarily so.
  • Democratic Socialism or Liberal Socialism
  • Anarcho-Socialism
  • Autonomist or Indigenous Movements are often Lower-Leftist
  • Federalism
  • Some Christian Socialism (though this is normally Upper-Leftist)
  • Kaoism

LL in Terra Edit

Active Parties Edit

AKL, ASP, CSP, DLP, GFP, KDL, LSPD, MIP, RANP, S-TWA

Minor Parties Edit

AfD, AFD, DSD,

Former Parties Edit

AP, AL, DSE, GPE, KGP, KPF, PPP, SL, SLP, TDP

Lower-Rightism Edit

The catchphrase for lower-rightism can be considered "freedom above all". Lower-rightist philosophy believes in personal freedom with few restrictions and capitalism or neo-liberalism.

Examples Edit

  • Libertarianism/Liberal Democracy is a good example of lower-rightist philosophy.
  • Anarchism is normally considered the most extreme version of lower-rightism; however, some branches of it, like Anarcho-Communism, can be considered lower-leftist.

LR in Terra Edit

Active Parties Edit

AF, CCF, DLK, FPH, GC(VU), LCU, LP, LLH, MEL, PP

Minor Parties Edit

FLPK, FP, NIP

Former Parties Edit

Angelis, DIP, KFP, LP, MPD, PN

Upper-Rightism Edit

Upper-rightism is the belief in a state that imposes social restrictions but not economic ones. Contrary to popular belief, upper-rightism does not imply a strong state - there can be a very small government, as long as it can enforce the laws created. Upper-rightists tend to believe more in a strong individual leader, like a President or a Monarch, as opposed to the more parliament-based beliefs of lower-leftism.

Examples Edit

  • Fascism is often considered an extreme form of upper-rightism
  • Conservatism and Neo-Conservatism
  • Religious movements, like Islamism or Christian Democracy are normally considered upper-right, but these can fall in any quadrant (e.g. Christian Socialism is normally Upper-Left or even Lower-Left).
  • On the other hand, Upper-Rightist groups can be anti-religious as well, e.g. the Atheist Conservative Party
  • Monarchism
  • Partiotic or Nationalist movements are sometimes associated with the Upper-Right for traditional reasons, but they can fall in any quadrant.
  • Often Corporatism is considered Upper-Rightist.
  • Clyrvská
  • Some say Nuncirism is upper-rightist, but it is normally placed on the upper-left.
  • Archonism is Upper-Rightist in regards to the upper class.

UR in Terra Edit

Active Parties Edit

ARKE, APFP, CJP, CDA, JP, NCP, PCPD

Minor Parties Edit

SPCF

Former Parties Edit

ACP, CC, CD, IFP, NMP, PLP, VCC

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