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    Where do you fall in the political spectrum? Since different nations apply these terms in different way, we will use the following definitions from internet-based search engines to describe each category. You may not fall completely into one category so pick the one that most closely matches your political outlook.

    Conservative: The modern Conservative believes that the power of the national government must be restricted, with the idea that most problems are better handled at a state (or local) level. The Conservative usually sees government as an intrusive force which rarely is the solution to most of society's woes. Conservatives favor smaller governments which offer a minimum of services to citizens. They believe that government should content itself with focusing its attention on key issues such as national security, law enforcement, foreign policy, and national works such as highways, bridges and airports. The Conservative usually views him/herself as a protector of the traditions and values of the nation, and believes the government should rarely interfere in such issues. Conservatives tend to believe that lower taxes and a free market are the best ways to stimulate the economy.

    Liberal: The modern liberal sees him/herself as a champion of the poor and/or working classes. Liberals see government as exactly the opposite of the conservative. That is, they see government as a viable solution to many problems facing the common person, thus liberals tend to favor larger governments which provide more services and benefits to the average citizen. The hallmark of the modern liberal is tolerance and inclusiveness. Liberals favor higher taxes to pay for the increased services and tend to favor shifting more of the tax burden onto wealthier voters. The liberal is a multilateralist by nature and frequently prefers a less direct approach to foreign policy than the conservative.

    Socialist: Modern socialism seeks to create conditions where capitalism can flourish, while placing some restrictions on the rights of the individual in order to form a more perfect state. Modern socialism seeks to provide an exceptionally high volume of quality services to its citizens, thus creating the need for large, complex governments with very high tax requirements. The modern socialist is a multilateralist by nature, and will usually seek to minimize the influence of the military and religious groups with political aspirations.

    Communist: Communism designates both a class society without property, without ownership - either private or nationalized - of the means of production, without commodity production, money or a state apparatus separate and apart from the members of the community, and the social-political movement to arrive at that society. After the appearance of the Communist Manifesto, communism came to be associated less with small communities set up by morally or intellectually selected elites, but with the general movement of emancipation of the modern working class, if not in its totality at least in its majority, encompassing furthermore the main countries (wealth-wise and population-wise) of the world.

    Fascist: Fascism is the complete opposite of Marxian Socialism, the materialist conception of history of human civilization can be explained simply through the conflict of interests among the various social groups and by the change and development in the means and instruments of production.... Fascism, now and always, believes in holiness and in heroism; that is to say, in actions influenced by no economic motive, direct or indirect. And if the economic conception of history be denied, according to which theory men are no more than puppets, carried to and fro by the waves of chance, while the real directing forces are quite out of their control, it follows that the existence of an unchangeable and unchanging class-war is also denied - the natural progeny of the economic conception of history. And above all Fascism denies that class-war can be the preponderant force in the transformation of society. After Socialism, Fascism combats the whole complex system of democratic ideology, and repudiates it, whether in its theoretical premises or in its practical application. Fascism denies that the majority, by the simple fact that it is a majority, can direct human society; it denies that numbers alone can govern by means of a periodical consultation, and it affirms the immutable, beneficial, and fruitful inequality of mankind, which can never be permanently leveled through the mere operation of a mechanical process such as universal suffrage.

    Nationalist: The Nationalist believes first and foremost in the interests of the nation. Traditions are frequently very important to the Nationalist, while other details are less so. Views on economics, the environment, and foreign affairs vary considerably from one group to the next, with the issues of national identity usually outweighing others. Nationalists can be either passive or aggressive depending on situation and national character.

    Theocrat: The Theocrat is a supporter of the modern theocracy. The Theocrat believes that God alone is sovereign and any worldly government must submit to the will of God. The Theocrat tends to favor the merging of church and state, with the idea being that the influence of the church will help the government (and the state) maintain a healthy relationship with God. Religious leaders frequently make up the ruling majority of senior positions within the government, and the Theocrat sees these individuals in a different light than representatives from other forms of government. The Theocrat tends to believe it is the duty of the state to enforce religious traditions and/or laws, thus individual rights come second to the power of the government.
    52
    Conservative
    44.23%
    23
    Liberal
    23.08%
    12
    Green
    0.00%
    0
    Socialist
    19.23%
    10
    Communist
    5.77%
    3
    Fascist
    1.92%
    1
    Nationalist
    5.77%
    3
    Theocrat
    0.00%
    0
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  • #2
    A Social-Environmentalist Libertarian.
    I have no problem at all with being proved wrong. Especially when being proved wrong leaves the world a better place, than being proved right...

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    • #3
      Center tipping the balance in the direction of conservative right.

      "Artillery adds dignity to what would otherwise be a ugly brawl."
      --Frederick II, King of Prussia

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      • #4
        Kropotkin-ite anarchist in theory...

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        Liberal democrat in practice...

        =

        Socialist
        Even Jesus will never forgive what you do - Bob Dylan

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        • #5
          Conservative in economics and security but don't care about tradition or nation values.
          I thought i was a liberal...

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          • #6
            Hello,

            I am a conservatve.

            Dan
            Major James Holden, Georgia Badgers Militia of Rainbow Regiment, American Civil War

            "Aim small, miss small."

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            • #7
              No takers for fascist? I must admit, parts of the fascist aesthetic are quite appealing. It's just the damn politics that get in the way. The biggest problem with it always seemed to me was that it was inherently self-destructive. Well, and the hero worship. Hero worship is fine so long as you are the worshipee...otherwise it all turns to sh*t.

              I wonder how many high school and college age students these days would actually qualify as holding a fascist-scented ideology were we able to objectively analyze their political, social and economical leanings.

              Anybody remember David Bowie's Nazi phase?
              Even Jesus will never forgive what you do - Bob Dylan

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              • #8
                liberal....with a fair amount of socialist blood.


                i wonder who the nationalist among our ranks is...
                Last edited by screamer; 18 Mar 04, 14:04.
                French Soldier: You don't frighten us, English pig dogs. Go and boil your bottoms, you sons of a silly person. I blow my nose at you, so-called "Arthur King," you and all your silly English K-nig-hts.

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                • #9
                  conservative w/many libertarian views
                  Black & blue from the TOAW learning curve!

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                  • #10
                    I voted liberal
                    Cual lidian bien, sobre dorado arzón
                    Mio Cid Ruy Diaz, el buen lidiador;
                    Minaya Alvar Fáñez, que en Zorita mandó;
                    Martín Antolínez, el burgalés de pro...!

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                    • #11
                      I couldn't find a definition for what the Greens usually stand for. If someone has it, I would be happy to include it along with the others.
                      Editor-in-Chief
                      GameSquad.com

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                      • #12
                        Conservative. (no extremism here)
                        "I'm all ears." - Dolph Lundgren

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                        • #13
                          conservative...outgunned at home..The left has a perpetual 51% and the rest unhappy 49% have little say. Democracy Swedish style needs some balancing.
                          "You can't change the rules in the middle of the game."
                          "Hey, you just made that rule up."


                          Heil Dicke Bertha!

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                          • #14
                            Im a conservative but have some nationalist views. But over all of that Im extremly paitriotic to God and my country

                            :flag:

                            Thanks for looking!!

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                            • #15
                              Hello,

                              My question to everybody here....

                              Why do you refer yourself as a conservative?

                              10 of people here have voted for conservative, yet, over time I've been spending on WarfareHQ, rarely I have seen anybody actually endorsing conservative views other than me, Curt, Scully, and SoccerDJ.

                              For example, some of "conservatives" here do support abortions, yet it's not one of the conservative views. Others display disdain for religions, yet purported to be conservative in nature. Some view it's okay to legitimatize drugs and prostitution, yet, it's not a conservative view.

                              I believe the term, conservative, needs a bit more of definition.

                              In my opinion, the "conservatives" here are really nothing, but C.I.N.O. (conservative in name only). A conservative in Europe is actually much closer to a liberal here in America. The whole political Right and Left is actually much more further in Europe than it is here in America.

                              It appears there exists an entirely separate set of "conservatism" in America and Europe (actually, anywhere).

                              Dan
                              Major James Holden, Georgia Badgers Militia of Rainbow Regiment, American Civil War

                              "Aim small, miss small."

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