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Isolationism is a usually nationalist, non-quadrant ideology, which believes that its nation's interests are the most important, and it wants to keep the affairs of other countries at a distance.

The term "Isolationism" can be interpreted more broadly as a foreign policy of military and political non-interference in international affairs and in the internal affairs of sovereign states, coupled with Economic Nationalism and cultural isolation, as well as with the impossibility of being in permanent military alliances , while maintaining the possibility of participation in temporary military alliances that meet the current interests of the state and in permanent international organizations of a non-military nature.


Moderate Isolationism

Moderate Isolationism also known as non-interventionism, is a version of isolationism that avoids being involved in most regional alliances, but isn't opposed to international co-operation or involving itself in international organizations.

Total Isolationism

Total Isolationism is a version of isolationism that completely avoids any interaction with the outside world in any context, and is opposed to joining any regional alliance or involving itself in intergovernmental organizations.



The United States of America under President Calvin Coolidge (from 1923 to 1929) was a great example of isolationism. Coolidge was a right-wing libertarian that wanted to shrink the government in many ways, especially by allowing more civil liberties, democracy, and capitalism to flourish. Coolidge also greatly reduced the US military budget to lower the US's impact on the world stage. He also rose tariffs to a MASSIVE extent to protect domestic industry. Basically, he wanted the United States to have an extremely small to non-existent impact on the rest of the world.


Main article: Hoxhaism



Between 1641 and 1853, the feudal Tokugawa Shogunate of Japan pursued a policy called Kaikin, which forbade any contact with foreign countries. Despite that, Japan maintained limited trade and diplomatic relations with Imperial China, the Joseon dynasty, and nearby Ryukyu Islands, as well as the Dutch Republic, Japan's only Western trading partner for most of the period.


Main article: Juche

In the mid-1860s, Regent Heungseon Daewongun, father of Emperor Gojong, pursued a policy of strict foreign policy isolation as he strengthened the army and began to equip it with the latest Japanese weapons, reorganized the military system, transformed the coast guard. The policy of isolation has strengthened Korean patriotism and protected their culture. Heungseon Daewongun was able to protect Joseon from cultural imperialism and westernization and thus protect Korea's heritage from it. He also wanted to avoid engaging with the West, which would have been inevitable if Western countries had been allowed to trade freely, as this would have worsened the state's influence.

Modern-day Korean isolationism exists within the borders of North Korea and their Juche ideology.


Main article: De Francism


Main article: Helvetic Model


'In Turkmenistan, the Turkmen Model' Is an economically center, totalitarian and culturally apathetic ideology. It is focused on a state capitalist economy focused on exporting natural resources, such as natural. It initially had a one-party system before deciding on a strong non-partisan executive.



Non-Interventionism is a variant of Isolationism that supports a foreign policy that doesn't interfere in the domestic politics and affairs of other countries, mostly for anti-war and anti-imperialist reasons. But rejects total cultural isolation and can support free trade and/or peaceful internationalism. Advocates of non-interventionism differ greatly from most isolationists as they can uphold multiculturalism and are sometimes not nationalists.


How to Draw

Isolationism has two designs. One features a brick wall with barbed wire to represent isolation, especially closed-off borders. The other is simply the icon of Isolationism on 9Axes.

Wall variant

Flag of Isolationism
  1. Draw a ball.
  2. Fill two thirds of it with dark green.
  3. Draw a dark grey brick wall and the barbed wire on top in the bottom third of the ball.
  4. Add the eyes.
Color Name HEX RGB
Dark Green #327D4B 50, 125, 75
Very Dark Grey #191919 25, 25, 25

Flag variant

  1. Draw a ball.
  2. Fill it with purple.
  3. Draw a silhouette of a waving flag
  4. Add the eyes
Color Name HEX RGB
Purple #9C27B0 156, 39, 176
Very Dark Grey #191919 25, 25, 25



  • Protectionism - The economy should be protected against foreign influence. (Switzerland supports free trade, but I'll let it slide this time.)
  • Nationalism - The nation's interest is very important.
  • National Liberalism - The best form of liberalism, although you're too pro-free-trade sometimes.
  • Paleoconservatism - The best form of conservatism.
  • Paleolibertarianism - The best form of libertarianism.
  • National Libertarianism - Another very based libertarian. Coolidge was the last great president of the USA.
  • Anarcho-Capitalism & Hoppeanism - Rothbard and Hoppe are based.
  • Juche & Hoxhaism - The best forms of socialism, especially the latter guy.
  • National Anarchism - The best form of anarchism.
  • Ethnopluralism - Send them to their chambers ̶l̶o̶c̶k̶'̶e̶m̶ ̶u̶p̶ !
  • Indigenism - He understands that the outsiders don't care for his people or their way of life!
  • Helvetic Model - My Capitalist, Democratic child from Switzerland & Liechtenstein, two best countries in Europe.
  • Tokugawa Period - Probably the best period in Japanese history. (Though sometimes you definitely went too far, like forbidding even Japanese shipwreck survivors to return home aboard foreign ships.)


  • Alter-Globalism - The best form of globalism, but still cringe. At least he hates some of my enemies though.
  • Patriotism - You don't go far enough, but at least you're usually not a globalist cuck.
  • Burmese Socialism - That's going a bit too far, you don't need to seal yourself entirely off from the world.
  • Trumpism - You kept screaming "America First!", yet ended up turning your back on me for him.
  • Marxism–Leninism - You talked about Socialism in one country, but then ruined it by invading Poland. Still sounds better than Trotsky's "permanent revolution"
  • Pol Potism - You said that you would be neutral and non-aligned, but then you tried to invade Vietnam.
  • Chinese Theocracy - Sometimes a based Isolationist, at other times a cringe Imperialist Globalist.
  • Autarchy - I wanted the isolation of our nation from the rest of the world, not the isolation of every individual from each other.
  • de Valerism - Thanks to you, Ireland for a while became one of the better European polities (you did cooperate with the Allies in WW2, but given what the Axis was up to, I can't really blame you). I still wish your successors didn't bring the Emerald Isle into the EU.
  • Nordic Model - At least two of you tried to keep neutrality in the Cold War even if they were pro-free-trade, and Denmark also was neutral before WW2. Shame it all went down the drain in 2022.
  • Anarcho-Pacifism - We're both against foreign wars, although for very different reasons.


  • Globalism - Economic globalization is an awful idea and it won't work.
  • Imperialism - We shouldn't conquer nor invade other nations!
  • Jingoism & Irredentism - Fine, I'll say it again: We shouldn't conquer nor invade other nations!!! (Even if some of their territory was once ours.)
  • Neoliberalism - The worst form of liberalism.
  • State Liberalism - This one is even worse than the guy above. No, I will not open up, and stop throwing rainbow rocks through my windows, you pink imperialist dick!
  • Fordism - Same with you.
  • Neoconservatism - The worst form of conservatism. Also, you're literally not conserving anything at all.
  • Neo-Libertarianism - The worst form of libertarianism. Also you're weird.
  • Trotskyism - Permanent revolution? What the fuck! Piss off commie! And btw you're basically just red neocon .
  • Castroism - You call yourself an "anti-imperialist" but then intervene militarily in other countries and finance rebel groups just to promote your "revolution"? Are you kidding me, man? You're pretty much just another red neocon.
  • Anationalism - The worst form of anarchism. Also, you’re just literally Anarcho-Imperialism anyway.
  • Meijism - If you knew where your push to end Japan's isolation would lead to, would you still see it as worth trying?
  • Nazism - Imperialist asshat who called Switzerland "a pimple on the face of Europe". If so, then your Reich, all your RKs and puppet states are cancer cells on the face of not only Europe but ALSO THE ENTIRE... WORLD!
  • Gaddafism - Hates Switzerland like him, funded foreign rebel groups like him, and later on worked with him. Truly the worst of various worlds.
  • Bio-Posadism - Your virus will never get into my homeland because I closed the border. And if it starts in my homeland, the border will prevent it from spreading abroad.

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