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    Classical Conservatism

    "It is in vain to say that democracy is less vain, less proud, less selfish, less ambitious, or less avaricious than aristocracy or monarchy. It is not true, in fact, and nowhere appears in history. Those passions are the same in all men, under all forms of simple government, and when unchecked, produce the same effects of fraud, violence, and cruelty."

    "Abortion is the only event that modern liberals think too violent and obscene to portray on TV. This is not because they are squeamish or prudish. It is because if people knew what Abortion really looked like, it would destroy their pretence that it is a civilized answer to the problem of what to do about unwanted babies."

    Classical Conservatism, also called Traditionalist Conservatism, is a type of conservative that focuses on traditions stemming from before the Enlightenment.

    ClassCons emphasize the need for the principles of a transcendent moral order, the bonds of social order, and the defense of ancestral institutions over what they consider as excessive individualism.

    They also place a strong emphasis on authority and tradition among other things. Civically speaking, the ideology can vary between moderately authoritarian (most ClassCons) to somewhat libertarian (Burke, for example).

    Despite being culturally right, they are generally neither nationalist (with the exception of the modern day) nor reactionary (although the latter is debatable).


    Classical Conservatism, or rather Toryism can be said to originate in late 17th-century England, in which there was a dispute over the right of the Catholic James, brother of King Charles II, to succeed the throne. Those who supported James were known as Tories, and their ideology Toryism. Tories were generally staunch monarchists and Anglicans, and favoured agrarianism over industrialism, in addition to being opposed to radical reform such as that advocated for by Foxites.


    American Whig Party

    The Whig Party in the United States first emerged in the 1830s in opposition to Andrew Jackson's Democratic Party. The name Whig was intentionally chosen as being in opposition to monarchy. In the same way that the British Whigs opposed absolute monarchy, the American Whigs opposed "King Andrew" and his policies. Unlike the British Whigs whose main ideology is Classical Liberalism, the American Whigs were much more conservative. They supported an economic system put forward by Henry Clay known as the "American System" which favored protective tariffs, a strong national bank, and federal subsidies for infrastructure. The Whig Party was also critical of Manifest Destiny and criticized the presidential power of Jackson and Polk, preferring Congress to be the dominant lawmaker.

    The Whig Party struggled to gain power through the presidency. In 1836 they ran four different presidential candidates against Martin Van Buren, which backfired against them and allowed Van Buren to achieve a comfortable victory. By 1840 Van Buren had become unpopular due to the Panic of 1837 and William Henry Harrison was able to defeat Van Buren in the Election of 1840. Harrison died just one month into his presidency and John Tyler, who was only nominally a Whig, took over as the next president. Tyler was eventually expelled from the Whig Party for disagreeing with much of the Whigs' economic policy, including a veto on Clay's bill to establish a national bank.

    The Whigs were able to win back the White House in 1848 with Zachary Taylor, however, he died one year into his presidency leaving Millard Fillmore in charge. Fillmore is often described as being the closest the Whigs got to a full presidency. During Fillmore's presidency, the Compromise of 1850 was passed which meant Fillmore had to enforce the deeply unpopular Fugitive Slave Act. This divided the Whig Party between pro-compromise and anti-compromise factions which they were never able to recover.

    After 1852 the Whig Party was never able to obtain real power again and was eventually replaced by the pro-abolitionist Republican Party with many Republicans such as Abraham Lincoln, Rutherford Hayes, Chester Arthur, and Benjamin Harrison all being former Whigs.

    Traditional Conservatism

    Traditional Conservatism is like modern conservatism in many ways, such as acceptance of a basic welfare state and support for free market policies and nationhood. However they tend to have more radical views on social issues, such as LGBT and women's rights, being seen as the radical wing of modern conservative parties occupying similar roles to Addington did to Pitt. Traditional Conservatives are nearly entirely extremely religious, more often than not the dominant religion of their home country, and are strongly against moderation and acceptance of social consensuses such as the gay rights (which are now, in Europe, considered centrist) and abortion (similar, in Europe alone) historically they would've opposed women's suffrage too but they have accepted that that is going to stay. If they are active within a monarchy they can be strong defenders of the monarchy as well as being able to work with Paternalistic Conservatism and Conservative Liberalism in order to advance their own goals of tradition, morality and faith.

    Personality and Behaviour

    • Has a very posh British accent (most likely Received Pronunciation).
    • Stereotypical "proper person".
    • Uses vintage sophisticated vernacular, such as: "bogus," "to be frank," and "poppycock".
    • "Why don't you go and make me a sammich?"
    • Fetishizes Romanticist art and bashes everything that's modern.
    • May act like Pops from Regular Show.

    How to Draw

    Plain design

    1. Draw a ball
    2. Fill it in with navy blue
    3. Draw a black or dark grey top hat on the ball
    4. Add the eyes
    5. Give the ball a golden monocle over its right eye

    You are finished!

    Color Name HEX RGB
    Navy Blue #00309A 0, 48, 154
    Black #141414 20, 20, 20
    White #FFFFFF 255, 255, 255

    Traditionalist design

    Flag of Traditionalist Conservatism
    1. Draw a ball
    2. Color it light blue
    3. Draw a white hourglass in the middle
    4. Draw the two eyes
    5. Add a top hat and golden monocle on the ball
    6. (Optional) Draw the ball holding a cup of tea

    You are done!

    Color Name HEX RGB
    Light Blue #0183BE 1, 131, 190
    White #FFFFFF 255, 255, 255



    • Monarchism - For King/Queen and Country!
    • Traditionalism - Fellow T R A D I T I O NTM connoisseur.
    • Imperialism - Rule Britannia! Britannia rule the waves! Britons never, never, never shall be slaves!
    • Counter-Enlightenment - Cheers!
    • Mercantilism - I say, would you care for some tea, good sir?
    • Christian Theocracy - Religion is the only thing separating us from animals, and by Jove, we must defend our established church.
    • Paleoconservatism - My Yankee grandson who defends traditional values; does not critique the enlightenment enough, unfortunately.
    • Agrarianism - But of course, a return to a simple, traditional life.
    • Conservatism - I am willing to admit that you do not go far enough, but I am proud of you nevertheless, ol' chap!
    • Conservative Liberalism - My liberal child whom I hold in high regard! Maintains most of my values whilst being a reformer.
    • Paternalistic Conservatism - Disraeli was a splendid Prime Minister, indeed!
    • Eco-Conservatism - Splendid! We must protect our environment to preserve our culture!
    • One-Nation Conservatism - Same as I have said previously.
    • Borisism - Splendid chap of mine. I thank you for delivering us Britons Brexit and for placing me at the helm of the House of Commons. You are too moderate.
    • Distributism - Defends me greatly, as we both desire a traditional lifestyle.
    • Communitarianism - Jolly good show! Strong communities make strong societies.
    • Optimateism - Defender of the Roman Republic's customs and rule of law. But did you really have to shank Caesar? That's a bit rude, innit?
    • Patriarchy - Very fine chap! Just how society should be run!
    • Carlism - My more religious Spaniard counterpart.
    • Feuillantism - Most respectable French Republican ideology.
    • Reactionary Modernism - Respectable and intelligent inventor and historian.


    • National Liberalism - Kippers are "based" as the young fellows say nowadays, but the rest of them are too nationalist and not traditionalist enough, to my dismay. Enoch Powell was quite a martyr, if I do say so myself.
    • Reactionary Liberalism - Another tolerable liberal, if I may, but like those other reactionary blokes, he may tread too far culturally. Rees-Mogg is very splendid however.
    • Reactionaryism - You are quite extreme, simmer down and grab a spot of tea.
    • Capitalism - You cause severe issues when unregulated, still preferable to socialism but I myself prefer traditional systems of economics.
    • Conservative Socialism - Socialism? I beg your pardon.
    • Reactionary Socialism - I like Disraeli but you are quite insane.
    • National Conservatism - Marvelous, but if you will, please simmer down with the nationalism.
    • Right-Wing Populism - Good Lord, they are annoying... but I do say they have the right ideas.
    • Alt-Lite - Same as above, but adapted to modern standarts and even more annoying.
    • Liberal Conservatism - Low Tory rubbish, but I have hope that they will prove me wrong.
    • Ricardian Socialism - Percy Ravenstone was a delightful fellow; however, I must say you are far too well-acquainted with this preposterous notion of "egalitarianism."
    • Islamic Theocracy - I wish that you did not migrate en masse to my country, but Hamza Yusuf is a good chap of mine.
    • Braunism - Speak English, if you may.


    • Enlightenment Thought - Bugger off, you have brought degeneracy to our blessed land!
    • Classical Liberalism - Started this degeneracy.
    • Liberalism - Bloody hell, what an utter buffoon!
    • Radicalism - Sort yourself out, young man! This is NOT how society shall be run!
    • Civic Nationalism - Revolutions of 1848, NEVER FORGET! You nationalist scums opposed our glorious conservative monarchies!
    • Progressivism - Good Lord! That is rather disgusting!
    • Revolutionary Progressivism - Good heavens! Do you kiss your mother with that mouth?!
    • Feminism - Sod off and get back in the kitchen!
    • Anarchism - Claims to "support anarchism but not anarchy", but I'm not buying that rubbish. You are but a naughty girl who will get spanked!
    • Queer Anarchism - Language, young lady, or man, or... whatever the bloody hell you are!
    • Homoconservatism - Why, this is completely nonsensical!
    • Hydrarchy - Absolutely vile! You and your band of thieves will never rule the waves!
    • Jacobinism - The Fr*nch Revolution and its consequences have been a disaster for the Western world!
    • Socialism - Are you taking the piss out of me?
    • Marxism–Leninism - The destroyer of all tradition!
    • Frankfurt School - No, you degenerate Cultural Marxist, the enlightenment did not lead to "totalitarianism", or whatever ideology that you so happen to speak of. It leads to the formation of degenerates like you. Speak for yourself, you hypocrite! You have just started a second enlightenment with your despicable ideas.
    • Nazism - You sir, are not a conservative, and you will never be as dominant in the world as I had been, so keep on dreaming, you cock-up!!
    • Jihadism - It would be very wise of you to leave my country, you heathens!
    • Stratocracy - Bad hound! Prepare to be neutered![2] Though the Duke of Wellington was rather splendid, I ought to say.
    • Gamers - Right! Stop playing those motion picture games and browsing the interwebs at once! They will rot your brains! What? Victoria? I should give that a try perhaps...
    • Corbynism - Silence! I will put soap in your mouth for your utterly disgraceful speeches!

    Further Information







    1. Liberalism: The Life of an Idea by Edmund Fawcett, 2nd edition, page 80
    2. [1]
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