History UsefulNotes / StandardEuropeanPoliticalLandscape

23rd Jul '17 7:19:21 PM Spagovir
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* '''Agrarians''': In countries that are less industrialised, or for various historical reasons, there are parties defending the interests of the farmers. They're usually less urban counterparts of one of the parties above - when farmers are poor but numerous, Agrarians will be effectively left wing, treating them as a kind of workers, but when the farmers are effectively businesspeople, agrarians will be more liberal economically. Since farmers tend to be more conservative than the city folk, the Agrarians also are more socially conservative and religious - but quite often they'd get along with Greens. If they survived industrialisation, they typically have some "basic" power base - farmers tend to vote for farmers, after all.

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* '''Agrarians''': In countries that are less industrialised, or for various historical reasons, there are parties defending the interests of the farmers. They're usually less urban counterparts of one of the parties above - when farmers are poor but numerous, Agrarians will be effectively left wing, treating them as a kind of workers, but when the farmers are effectively businesspeople, agrarians will be more liberal economically. Since farmers tend to be more conservative than the city folk, the Agrarians also are more socially conservative and religious - but quite often they'd get along with Greens. If they survived industrialisation, they typically have some "basic" power base - farmers tend to vote for farmers, after all.
all. In the Scandinavia and the Baltics, historically agrarian parties tend now to be the main centrist parties with a slight classical liberal and pro-environmental tendency.
15th Jul '17 10:48:15 AM nombretomado
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Like Poland below and Austria to a degree, Hungarian politics is a few ticks to the right. At the same time, the continuing legacy of both Communist rule and WorldWarII have left their peculiar mark in the alignment.

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Like Poland below and Austria to a degree, Hungarian politics is a few ticks to the right. At the same time, the continuing legacy of both Communist rule and WorldWarII UsefulNotes/WorldWarII have left their peculiar mark in the alignment.
19th Jun '17 12:05:10 PM ShinyAegislash
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* Conservatives: ''United Russia'': This one is The Party, supporting UsefulNotes/VladimirPutin whatever he does. It controls everything, but given Putain's popularity this isn't unexpected. Just really annoying and suspicious.

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* Conservatives: ''United Russia'': This one is The Party, supporting UsefulNotes/VladimirPutin whatever he does. It controls everything, but given Putain's Putin's popularity this isn't unexpected. Just really annoying and suspicious.


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Most parties do not fit just one category, mostly due to the fact that the left and right wing are defined by a party's stance on UsefulNotes/WorldWarII (left if siding with communists, right if siding with Nazi sympathizers). That being said:
* Right Wing Populist: ''Slovene National Party (SNS)'' and the ''Slovene Democratic Party (SDS)'', the latter overlapping with Christian Democrats.
* Christian Democrats: ''Slovene People's Party (SLS)'' and ''New Slovenia [=(NSi)=]''.
* Classical Liberals: Formerly ''Liberal Democracy of Slovenia (LDS)'' and now, all of the succeeding instant created-before-the-elections parties such as ''Positive Slovenia (PS)'' or ''Party of the Modern Centre (SMC)'', as well as the ''Democratic Party of Pensioners of Slovenia [=(DeSUS)=]''[[note]]Probably. They have been part of every coalition government from 2004 onward, which means both right and left wing governments, and the only thing they clearly want are higher pensions.[[/note]]
* Social Democrats: The aptly-named ''Social Democrats (SD)''.
* Far Left: The ''United Left (ZL)''.
13th May '17 1:17:56 PM nombretomado
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* Classical Liberals: ''Centerpartiet (C)'' (Centre Party). Formerly the Agrarian Party, the party has within the last two decades gone from being the tired old useful idiots to the Social Democrats without any passion other than to maintain the status quo: to the (by rhetoric) most ideologically driven pro-business party led by a young woman (Annie Lööf) with AynRand as her favorite author and MargaretThatcher as her political inspiration. This shift of gear makes them an easy target of parody. They also compete with the Green Party for the environmentalist vote, even though the Centre’s proposals are clearly more the result of greenwash corporate lobbyists than any genuine concerns

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* Classical Liberals: ''Centerpartiet (C)'' (Centre Party). Formerly the Agrarian Party, the party has within the last two decades gone from being the tired old useful idiots to the Social Democrats without any passion other than to maintain the status quo: to the (by rhetoric) most ideologically driven pro-business party led by a young woman (Annie Lööf) with AynRand as her favorite author and MargaretThatcher UsefulNotes/MargaretThatcher as her political inspiration. This shift of gear makes them an easy target of parody. They also compete with the Green Party for the environmentalist vote, even though the Centre’s proposals are clearly more the result of greenwash corporate lobbyists than any genuine concerns
20th Feb '17 1:22:05 AM anty21
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* Progressive Liberals: ''Mouvement démocrate [=(MoDem)=]'' (Democratic Movement) [[note]]Yes. They just try to be a big tent of the centre. Party founder François Bayrou was inspired by the pragmatic, big-tent approach of the US Democratic Party; he reportedly wanted to call his party ''Parti démocratique'' and was reportedly very annoyed when he found out some tin-pot little party nobody had ever heard of had beaten him to the name.[[/note]], ''En Marche'' [[note]]Again. Its actual positioning is rather vague and highly dependent on Macron's, but it's still arguably less economically liberal than LR, especially Fillon. It's also known to be very pro-European.[[/note]], ''Parti Radical de Gauche'' (Radical Party of the Left) [[note]]a really small party (but with a very old lineage), still mainly known for its old congressmen and rural mayors, and its diehard alliance with the Socialists.[[/note]] The other half of the historical ''Parti Radical'', officially called ''Parti Radical'' and known as ''Parti Radical Valoisien'' to tell it apart from the PRG, [[note]]after the location of its headquarters, rue de Valois[[/note]] used to be part of the UMP and is a founding member of the UDI.

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* Progressive Liberals: ''Mouvement démocrate [=(MoDem)=]'' (Democratic Movement) [[note]]Yes. They just try to be a big tent of the centre. Party founder François Bayrou was inspired by the pragmatic, big-tent approach of the US Democratic Party; he reportedly wanted to call his party ''Parti démocratique'' and was reportedly very annoyed when he found out some tin-pot little party nobody had ever heard of had beaten him to the name.[[/note]], ''En Marche'' [[note]]Again. Its Their actual positioning is rather vague and highly dependent on Macron's, but it's they're still arguably less economically liberal than LR, especially Fillon. It's also known to be very pro-European.[[/note]], ''Parti Radical de Gauche'' (Radical Party of the Left) [[note]]a really small party (but with a very old lineage), still mainly known for its old congressmen and rural mayors, and its diehard alliance with the Socialists.[[/note]] The other half of the historical ''Parti Radical'', officially called ''Parti Radical'' and known as ''Parti Radical Valoisien'' to tell it apart from the PRG, [[note]]after the location of its headquarters, rue de Valois[[/note]] used to be part of the UMP and is a founding member of the UDI.
19th Feb '17 1:37:45 AM anty21
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* Progressive Liberals: ''Mouvement démocrate [=(MoDem)=]'' (Democratic Movement) [[note]]Yes. They just try to be a big tent of the centre. Party founder François Bayrou was inspired by the pragmatic, big-tent approach of the US Democratic Party; he reportedly wanted to call his party ''Parti démocratique'' and was reportedly very annoyed when he found out some tin-pot little party nobody had ever heard of had beaten him to the name.[[/note]], ''En Marche'' [[note]]Again. Its actual positioning is rather vague and highly dependent on Macron's, but it's still arguably less economically liberal than LR, especially Fillon. It's also known to be very pro-European.[[/note]] ''Parti Radical de Gauche'' (Radical Party of the Left) [[note]]a really small party (but with a very old lineage), still mainly known for its old congressmen and rural mayors, and its diehard alliance with the Socialists.[[/note]] The other half of the historical ''Parti Radical'', officially called ''Parti Radical'' and known as ''Parti Radical Valoisien'' to tell it apart from the PRG, [[note]]after the location of its headquarters, rue de Valois[[/note]] used to be part of the UMP and is a founding member of the UDI.

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* Progressive Liberals: ''Mouvement démocrate [=(MoDem)=]'' (Democratic Movement) [[note]]Yes. They just try to be a big tent of the centre. Party founder François Bayrou was inspired by the pragmatic, big-tent approach of the US Democratic Party; he reportedly wanted to call his party ''Parti démocratique'' and was reportedly very annoyed when he found out some tin-pot little party nobody had ever heard of had beaten him to the name.[[/note]], ''En Marche'' [[note]]Again. Its actual positioning is rather vague and highly dependent on Macron's, but it's still arguably less economically liberal than LR, especially Fillon. It's also known to be very pro-European.[[/note]] [[/note]], ''Parti Radical de Gauche'' (Radical Party of the Left) [[note]]a really small party (but with a very old lineage), still mainly known for its old congressmen and rural mayors, and its diehard alliance with the Socialists.[[/note]] The other half of the historical ''Parti Radical'', officially called ''Parti Radical'' and known as ''Parti Radical Valoisien'' to tell it apart from the PRG, [[note]]after the location of its headquarters, rue de Valois[[/note]] used to be part of the UMP and is a founding member of the UDI.
19th Feb '17 1:35:25 AM anty21
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* Progressive Liberals: ''Mouvement démocrate [=(MoDem)=]'' (Democratic Movement) [[note]]Yes. They just try to be a big tent of the centre. Party founder François Bayrou was inspired by the pragmatic, big-tent approach of the US Democratic Party; he reportedly wanted to call his party ''Parti démocratique'' and was reportedly very annoyed when he found out some tin-pot little party nobody had ever heard of had beaten him to the name.[[/note]], ''Parti Radical de Gauche'' (Radical Party of the Left) [[note]]a really small party (but with a very old lineage), still mainly known for its old congressmen and rural mayors, and its diehard alliance with the Socialists.[[/note]] The other half of the historical ''Parti Radical'', officially called ''Parti Radical'' and known as ''Parti Radical Valoisien'' to tell it apart from the PRG, [[note]]after the location of its headquarters, rue de Valois[[/note]] used to be part of the UMP and is a founding member of the UDI.

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* Progressive Liberals: ''Mouvement démocrate [=(MoDem)=]'' (Democratic Movement) [[note]]Yes. They just try to be a big tent of the centre. Party founder François Bayrou was inspired by the pragmatic, big-tent approach of the US Democratic Party; he reportedly wanted to call his party ''Parti démocratique'' and was reportedly very annoyed when he found out some tin-pot little party nobody had ever heard of had beaten him to the name.[[/note]], ''En Marche'' [[note]]Again. Its actual positioning is rather vague and highly dependent on Macron's, but it's still arguably less economically liberal than LR, especially Fillon. It's also known to be very pro-European.[[/note]] ''Parti Radical de Gauche'' (Radical Party of the Left) [[note]]a really small party (but with a very old lineage), still mainly known for its old congressmen and rural mayors, and its diehard alliance with the Socialists.[[/note]] The other half of the historical ''Parti Radical'', officially called ''Parti Radical'' and known as ''Parti Radical Valoisien'' to tell it apart from the PRG, [[note]]after the location of its headquarters, rue de Valois[[/note]] used to be part of the UMP and is a founding member of the UDI.



* Conservatives: ''United Russia'': This one is The Party, supporting UsefulNotes/VladimirPutin whatever he does. It controls everything, but given Putin's popularity this isn't unexpected. Just really annoying and suspicious.

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* Conservatives: ''United Russia'': This one is The Party, supporting UsefulNotes/VladimirPutin whatever he does. It controls everything, but given Putin's Putain's popularity this isn't unexpected. Just really annoying and suspicious.
1st Jan '17 12:06:35 PM 59Efra
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* Far Left: ''Izquierda Unida (IU)'' (United Left)
* Regionalist: ''Convergència i Unió [=(CiU)=]'' (Convergence and Union; Christian Democratic/Conservative) and ''Esquerra Republicana de Catalunya (ERC)'' (Republican Left of Catalonia, Social Democrats) in Catalonia are the biggest two. Several regional parties exist for the other autonomous communities of Spain. And then there's the Basque country...

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* Far Left: ''Izquierda Unida (IU)'' (United Left)
Left). Recently merged into a coalition with ''Podemos'' named ''Unidos Podemos'' (United We Can).
* Regionalist: ''Convergència Democràtica de Catalunya (CDC)'' (Democratic Convergence of Catalonia; Conservative, formerly in coalition ''Convergència i Unió [=(CiU)=]'' (Convergence ([=CiU=])'' -- Convergence and Union; Union -- alongside Christian Democratic/Conservative) Democrats ''Unió Democràtica de Catalunya (UDC)'' -- Democratic Union of Catalonia--) and ''Esquerra Republicana de Catalunya (ERC)'' (Republican Left of Catalonia, Social Democrats) in Catalonia are the biggest two. Several regional parties exist for the other autonomous communities of Spain. And then there's Spain, the most notable being the Conservative ''Euzko Alderdi Jeltzalea / Partido Nacionalista Vasco (EAJ/PNV)'' (Basque Nationalist Party) in the Basque country...
Country and Navarre.
30th Oct '16 2:32:36 PM anty21
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* Social Democrats : ''Parti Socialiste (PS)'' (Socialist Party). Ironically enough, only the more leftist wing of the party nowadays, known as ''les frondeurs'' (the rebels) in France. They were more or less successful at challenging the authority of the official PS government.

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* Social Democrats : ''Parti Socialiste (PS)'' (Socialist Party). Ironically enough, only the more leftist wing of the party nowadays, party, known as ''les frondeurs'' (the rebels) in France.France, qualifies nowadays. They were more or less successful at challenging the authority of the official PS government.
30th Oct '16 8:57:11 AM anty21
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* Classical Liberals: Parts of the ''Parti Socialiste (PS)'' (Socialist Party). The ruling faction of the party, that has been socialist in name only for a while now. They often campaign on a leftist platform, but when in government they could use LR as a shaving mirror, something which has led their detractors to refer to them as the "UMPS." Despite this, they're one of the Big Two parties, largely because the actual left is [[WeAreStrugglingTogether exceptionally fractured]]. Especially true of Emmanuel Macron (former Minister of Economy) and the movement that coalesced around him, known as ''En Marche

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* Classical Liberals: Parts of the ''Parti Socialiste (PS)'' (Socialist Party). The ruling faction of the party, that has been socialist in name only for a while now. They often campaign on a leftist platform, but when in government they could use LR as a shaving mirror, something which has led their detractors to refer to them as the "UMPS." Despite this, they're one of the Big Two parties, largely because the actual left is [[WeAreStrugglingTogether exceptionally fractured]]. Especially true of Emmanuel Macron (former Minister of Economy) and the movement that coalesced around him, known as ''En MarcheMarche''.



* Social Democrats : ''Parti Socialiste (PS)'' (Socialist Party). Ironically enough, only the more leftist wing of the party, nowadays known as ''les frondeurs'' (the rebels) in France. They were more or less successful as challenging the authority of the official PS government.

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* Social Democrats : ''Parti Socialiste (PS)'' (Socialist Party). Ironically enough, only the more leftist wing of the party, nowadays party nowadays, known as ''les frondeurs'' (the rebels) in France. They were more or less successful as at challenging the authority of the official PS government.
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