Ideologies

Ideologies are the political basis of a person, something usually influenced by their culture, parents, and surroundings. And unfortunately for those in the continent, the ideologies are as vast as they are hateful toward one another from different categories, and sometimes even those within their own category. What's listed here isn't a comprehensive list of real life ideologies, but is instead is including major ideologies.

Players should feel free to create more ideologies or variances if they wish, at the GM's discretion.


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Democracy

A varied system with different tenants depending on its various sub-ideologies, but all of the sub-ideologies maintain the main principles of democracy in one way or another - voting on decisions being enacted by a group of people (whether that be the citizens, or certain classes of citizens).

Authoritarian Democracy

Although ostensibly democratic, these systems lack many of the same freedoms of other forms of democracy such as freedom of speech and instead seeks a strong and centralized government which can protect it's people and it's institutions. Authoritarian Democracy (sometimes referred to as "Paternalism") often have restrictions on voting to specific individuals, such as enforcing segregation or refusing to allow women to vote.

Liberal Democracy

Liberalism (also referred to as a Liberal Democracy) is the political philosophy espousing the benefits of a laissez-faire economic model, a devotion to civil liberties as granted by the rule of law, and an emphasis on a limited and small government which allows economic freedom, freedom of speech, and political and religious freedoms. Liberalism is often opposed to anything which would limit these freedoms.

Conservative Democracy

Conservatism sees a devotion to the status quo, a disdain for a change in cultural structures, and are slow to adopt new positions. They share ideas of a limited government and economic freedom like Liberalism, but are often stricter on cultural reforms and see some ideologies such as Progressivism as dangerous and prone to falling to communism.

Oligarchy

A system of government where voting typically exists, however the government is there truly to benefit a few individuals or groups of individuals with no real regard for others. These forms of government are often corrupt, selfish, nepotistic, and harmful to the greater society in favor of the short-term benefits those on the top would reap.

Constitutional Monarchy

A system wherein the nobility are elected; sometimes this is by a council, sometimes it's by the citizens, or even a mixture of these two. Elected monarchs often don't have term limits, but don't have nearly the amount of power a real monarch would. Constitution Monarchies are often very conservative, but in actuality end up being guided mostly by the elected Monarch's own ideology.

Progressivism

Progressivism combines elements of the far-left ideologies of socialism and/or communism alongside aspects of democracy and voting. In these states, the Progressives are usually just the leading party at the current time - or in more extreme cases, the only party allowed to exist. Progressivism puts an emphasis on societally left and economically left policies while maintaining the general core aspects to a democracy.


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Despotism

Despotism is where a single ruler is in control of the state with full authority. Voting is either highly regulated or nonexistent. This often is very authoritarian in nature, and has varying degrees of restrictions on freedoms - from little to no restrictions, to enforced social castes.

Monarchism

The rule of a royal family, or different nobles vying for the same position. Monarchs make decisions and their word is law. They still must be careful not to lose the faith of their citizens to avoid rebellions, or the faith of their courtiers and nobles to avoid assassinations or coup attempts.

Stratocracy

A government where the heads of the military are the rulers, typically serving as a 'council' of sorts. This differs from a junta which involves the military taking temporary control of the government with the idea of altering the government or keeping it safe from rebellion.

Military Junta

A government as controlled by the heads of military, or where the heads of the military set up an interim government during a time of instability or due to a perceived lack of confidence in the current government. Some, however, are simply in place for the military to take full control for their own purposes.

Theocracy

Theocracies are governments ruled by a religious authority, or in which the members of the state's religion are rulers. These forms of government may have limited voting, for example only allowing members of the faith to vote on who they believe their leader should be. This can make the position not only a political position, but a spiritual one as well.

Warlordism

A warlord rules over the land through conquest - conquest of those who are too weak to stop them. These systems are very unstable and are in reality no better than bandit-controlled territory most of the time. Rarely however, a warlord is instead a part of a shattered state and having carved up territory for themselves they're now seeking to reunify their nation, and when this occurs there are often many put into a similar situation who they likely must go to war with.

Ultramilitarism

Whether or not the military is in direct control of the government, an ultramilitaristic government is ruled with full acknowledgement that most, if not all, of the government and its people's resources will be going into the military. Heavily jingoist countries are ultramilitarists, practically requiring war and conflict just to survive - like bandits in uniform.


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Socialism

An ideology of collectivism and banding together against the rich, socialism is incredibly varied with many different variations of its ideology with elements of socialism sometimes bleeding into non-socialist governing systems such as Social Democracy.

Socialism

Socialist countries believe in collectivism and hold a general disdain for capitalists, believing the system to empower the rich to exploit the lower classes. Thus their system instead seeks to "put the power in the hands of the worker", and believes in ideas like social welfare and redistribution of goods.

Democratic Socialism

Blending elements of socialism with democracy, Democratic Socialist countries are often socialist first, and democratic second, wishing to keep the system of socialism going and believing a democracy is the best way to enact their beliefs. They often share ideas with Progressivism, save that Progressives may still support ideas of a free (but regulated) market, Democratic Socialists instead hold a disdain for the free market.

Communism

Communism espouses that the workers must unite and the workers and peasantry would overthrow the upper class and lead to an organization where the rich don't control the populace. Unfortunately, this ideology relies on a single dictatorship to pave the way for this, and as is the case with total power - corruption of such ideologies and leading to stagnation or degradation is inevitable.

Syndicalism

An off-shoot of Socialism where the working class form unions, and those unions are the ruling body of the government with a decentralized government but not quite to the point of a truly anarchist system.


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Fascism

Fascism is a totalitarian and authoritarian ideology which has a distaste for both capitalism and socialism, wishing to be a 'third position', looking to reach autarky (national economic self-sufficiency).

Fascism

The nation is above all, and it must become self sufficient before it can stand on its own two feet. Fascist states are ultranationalist, culturally conservative and economically blend elements of capitalism and socialism into a syncretic "third position". Fascist ideologies are less extreme than National Socialism and other sub-ideologies, and are thus more likely to ally with non-fascists than others and aren't inherently racist.

National Socialism

A variation of fascism with a more extreme focus on anti-communism, anti-liberal, supports eugenics and racial hierarchies, and the purification of one's own race. Typically, National Socialism seeks enemies to fight who aren't fellow fascists, and rarely agrees to team up with others.

Corporate Statism

A system in which the federal government acts as the mediator between the workers, capitalists, and other state interests by incorporating them into the governing system similar to them being unions or lobbyists. Ultimately however, the state controls these interest groups and closely monitors them, allowing a semi-capitalist ideology although completely neutering the free market.

National Syndicalism

An extreme form of the socialist Syndicalism which incorporates culturally far-right ideas while also advocating for agrarianism and industrialism at the same time. Like many fascist ideologies, it seeks to oppose liberalism and communism at the same time, and is sometimes referred to as "Falangism".

Esoteric National Socialism

Bordering on treating National Socialism as a religion, turning it into a borderline theological system. Believing that the race must be 'purified' through hardship and extreme spartanism, purging the weak to an even more extreme than the eugenic policies of their National Socialist brothers. This results in an ultra-totalitarian regime where the populace is purged down to those who the ruler believes is the best.

Spartanism

Almost as extreme as the Esoteric National Socialists without the religious tendencies, Spartanists see running their society through a 'trial by fire', purging the weak and uplifting the strong to be the best and most rational way to run a society. Some may be less radical on eugenics and may be willing to incorporate others into their "master race' ideology, however typically those they deem as lesser MUST prove themselves, lest they be cast down as no better than their subhuman peers.


Accelerationism

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A strange syncretic political ideological group which mixes elements of far left and far right politics, being culturally very liberal in some ways while culturally very conservative in others. This leads to a strange synthesis where some Accelerationist groups are friendly with Fascist governments while others are friendly with Communist governments.

Futurism

The advancement of technology and society are one in the same, and must progress at a faster and faster rate, there can be no stoppers on progress. Reinventing philosophy, morality, and technology constantly to new and usual ends. Futurists glorify violence, societal and scientific progress, sexual liberty, and nationalism.

Technocracy

Technocracy sees value in democracy, however the Technocrats believe all facets of government should be planned, ran, and executed using the scientific method and putting scientific leaders into major positions, as well as putting an emphasis on technological advancement.

National Rejuvenation

The future is now, and the spirit of the nation must be renewed. Nations which experience immense turmoil and political instability may turn to rejuvenism are often conservative and seek to return to what they believe is a loss of culture.


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Anarchism

Anarchists believe that the formation of an organized state and government is detrimental to the freedoms of the people, and relying on not only the collective defending each other, but also not imposing one's will on one another.

Anarchism

PURE ANARCHY! Basically just "anarchy without prefixes", a catch-all anarchist who will agree with other anarchists, so long as the society is stateless and decentralized. They still have a rocky relationship with other anarchists, however they're more likely to unite with other anarchists against a common, statist enemy.

Anarcho-Communism

A communal ideology where the people take the ideologies of communism but refuse the dictatorship which leads to the ideal society, instead choosing to work together to overthrow the tyranny of the government to instead live their lives and reach this ideal on their own. Unlike Anarcho-Capitalists, Anarcho-Communists believe in communal ownership of goods and services, and that all must contribute to the society, lest they be removed from society.

Anarcho-Capitalist

Advocating for the abolishment of the state, but doesn't deny the power of the market and the importance of money on society, the roles of governance are often private individuals working borderline mercenary contracts - although some may choose to do such jobs for the good of their community rather than pay. Anarcho-Capitalist societies are often lopsided, with their cities being incredibly rich centers of the arts, while the towns are much poorer bordering on wild west territories.

Egoists

An Egoist believes in the three principles; I, my, and me. They themselves are the most important thing, and thus, are individualist to such an extreme that they really aren't likely to form a society or governance, as this conflicts with their individualistic idea. Egoist nations are typically decentralized to a point of a void of power existing, nobody vying to take it and nobody wanting it, however usually Egoists will violently attack anyone attempting to form a power in said power vacuum, wishing to remove anything which would interfere with their near-militant individualism.

Anarcho-Fascism

An ideology which seeks to bring people back to their roots while having a blend of the Spartan-tendencies of some Fascist ideologies and blend this with a stateless society where men (and only men) are the sole driving force in the world. They seek an agrarian society, almost to the point of wanting to "go back to the old world's ways" over industrial society, Anarcho-Fascists are unique in that they are hated almost universally by other anarchists and fascists, and that's not including their other political rivals. Some Anarcho-Capitalists are likened to Anarcho-Fascists as a derogatory dismissal of Anarcho-Capitalist's ideology, citing them as "just as incompatible with anarchism as Anarcho-Fascism".


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Non-Aligned

Political ideologies which…have very little in the way of politics, actually. They are devoid of any true goals for society typically, or if they have a goal it is in a strange and almost alien.

Mindless

This individual has no mind or no mind for politics, and thus, cannot and will not form nor believe a political ideology of their own. It is the ideology animals hold (despite animals having minds and thoughts of their own, they have little to no regard for the idea of "politics").

Chaos

Individuals typically don't follow Chaos without the influence of outside, alien forces on their mind. However, some may find their way to following Chaos organically. Chaos dictates everything in the universe is random, unpredictable, and uncontrollable. It thus, should not be controlled. It differs from anarchism in that Chaos believes in no government, no governance, and no true cohesion beyond fulfilling the individual's desires. It also differs from Egoism as following Chaos typically indicates you aren't truly individualist, but instead opportunistic to the core - a feature which often means you follow your own self-interest.

Omnicide

Everyone and everything can, and will die. You believe the best route for society is to die. There is no such thing as an "Omnicide" government, however individuals may follow the path of Omnicide, as such wishing to bring death to everything and everyone. After all, the only force that truly holds unlimited power in their mind is destruction itself.

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