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"Being all equal and independent, no one ought to harm another in his life, health, liberty, or possessions."

Liberalism (Lib) is a centrist ( generally center-libertarian leaning), economically liberal and usually culturally centrist to left-leaning ideology (although there are also some culturally right liberal ideologies like Conservative Liberalism and Reactionary Liberalism).

The elements generally regarded as necessary for the development of a liberal state can be described as follows:

Other elements often found in liberal societies are:

Liberalism is regarded as being one of the dominant ideologies within Western nations. He is also dominant in some countries in Africa, though most African countries are social democratic, progressive, conservative, nationalist, and/or authoritarian. There is little liberal influence in Asia, except in Japan, Taiwan, the Philippines and South Korea, as well as factions of the Chinese Opposition.





See: Enlightenment Thought, Classical Liberalism

During the time of the Enlightenment, a movement of scientists and philosophers going widespread all over Western Europe, John Locke, an English philosopher and political theorist, who also contribute to medicine, revolutionized the system of liberty with his "Essay Concerning Human Understanding"

19th Century

See: Classical Liberalism, Radicalism, National Liberalism, Georgism


20th Century

See: Social Liberalism, Conservative Liberalism, Keynesian School, Chicago School, Austrian School

Just before the first world war, the developing countries, especially the United States along begins to develop from its one ideology, Woodrow Wilson, the president during that time uses Conservative Liberalism to justify the excuse the absence during the war where they can free trade until some country decide to attack. After the first world war, the popularity of Liberalism grew more with the rise of Franklin Roosevelt, introducing Social Liberalism. And in awake of the Second World War, the rise even grew upon to the resistance inside the occupied countries by the Axis powers.

21st Century

See: Third Way, Neoliberalism, Neoconservatism, Technoliberalism

Since the downfall of the Soviet Union, Liberalism still going on strong to this very day. However, it has faced recent challengers, such as Chinese Neoconservatives, Right-Populists and Progressive Authoritarians. Liberalism still, however, is the vastly dominant ideology across the west, and NATO, a relatively liberal organization, has continued growing.


Though liberalism is rather vaguely defined, and its definition alters depending on when and where the term is used, it is typically associated with values such as multiparty democracy, personal freedom, equality of opportunity, secularism, human progress, international co-operation, and open-market economics.

What separates Liberal Democracy from pure Classical Liberalism is its higher emphasis on social justice and equality in comparison to its predecessor. Liberal Democracy tends to support moderate means-tested welfare targeted at the poor to make sure that people can meet their basic needs. He, also with his dad, Classical Liberal, influences a lot of other liberal ideologies.


Liberal Internationalism

Flag of Liberal Internationalism

Liberal Internationalism is a foreign policy doctrine that argues that international organizations should achieve multilateral agreements between states that uphold rules-based norms and promote liberal democracy through things like humanitarian aid or military intervention. It is defined by achieving global structures within international systems that are inclined towards promoting a liberal world order through things like global free trade, liberal economics, and liberal political systems. These international organizations would include institutions like NATO, EU, UN, and the IMF.

Secular Liberalism

Secular liberalism is a form of liberalism in which secularist principles and values, and sometimes non-religious ethics, are especially emphasised. It supports the separation of religion and state. Moreover, secular liberals are usually advocates of liberal democracy and the open society as models for organizing stable and peaceful societies.

Cultural Liberalism

Cultural Liberalism is a social philosophy that expresses the social dimension of liberalism and favors the freedom of individuals to choose to whether to conform to cultural norms. Although, commonly referred to as social liberalism in the context of the United States, doesn't imply an ideology per say, and just the general attitude that individuals should be free to decide their own decisions regardless of the political ideology.

This follows the harm principle, as cultural liberals believe that society shouldn't impose any specific code of behaviour on individuals, they defend the moral rights of nonconformists to express their own identity however they see fit as long as they do not harm anyone else.

Liberal Democracy

Flag of Liberal Democracy

Liberal Democracy is a combination of liberal political ideologies that operates under a representative democratic form of government. It is characterized by elections between multiple distinct political parties, the separation of powers into various different branches of government, the rule of law in everyday life as part of an open society, a market economy with private property, the equal protection of human rights, civil liberties, and political freedoms for all people. This the most known and common type of democracy in the west, and is usually referred as just " Democracy" in the west.

Authoritarian Liberal Democracy

See: Illiberal Democracy

Authoritarian Liberal Democracy describes a hybrid regime combining elements from Liberal Democracy and Authoritarianism. AuthLibDem governments entail power being concentrated in the hands of unaccountable officials—typically unelected bureaucrats and elected representatives who benefit from increased political apathy alike—which leads to a reduction in civil liberties. Local administrations, which tend to be the most democratic in the sense of high activity among citizens, end up being subservient to a highly centralized government, increasing political apathy. Liberal institutions which are supposed to be impartial actors (e.g., courts) end up serving partisan goals and their associated special interest groups. AuthLibDem governments also empower federal law enforcement agencies and routinely violate civil or constitutional rights (e.g., the Espionage Act and the Patriot Act, under American Presidents Woodrow Wilson and George H.W. Bush, respectively). It can be argued AuthLibDem regimes combine technocratic and electocratic elements.


Liberalism is often shown getting easily angered or "triggered" by others and is shown to not be the biggest fan of violence. He is often schooled in debates.

However, he also has a wiser side that often acts philosophical. He advocates for the protection of individual liberty, equality of opportunity, implementation of limited government and the opening of markets, and supports freedom for people like gays, women and minorities.

How to Draw

Flag of Liberalism

Liberalism's design is based on a flag designed by u/Aransentin on r/neoliberal. The golden circle represents the world with the bars representing the invisible hand of the free market reaching around.

  1. Draw a ball with Eyes
  2. Make it blue (preferably (#006aa7) shade of blue)
  3. Draw a golden/yellow circle (#ffd700) and then make dents in it of the blue color. (Symbolizes the world being held by the invisible hand of the market)

You're done.

Color Name HEX RGB
Blue #006AA7 0, 106, 167
Gold #FFE680 255, 230, 128




  • Progressivism - You and I have in the present and the past shared a passion for the liberation of the oppressed, yet at the same time some of your variants work directly against the liberty of which I fight for. Also, I hate it when people confuse me with you *cough* *cough*.
  • Conservatism - Our relationship is pretty odd indeed. We constantly fight each other over cultural policies but in terms of economics, we can agree sometimes .
  • Libertarianism - I respect his dedication to classical liberal principles, but he misunderstands the positive side of state power.
    • - You claim to be against him and then you find political party called the "Liberal Party" to do the same thing as him!
  • Anarcho-Liberalism & Panarchism - You claim to be the full realization of my ideals, but how could we possibly maintain liberty without a state to maintain the rule of law?
    • Through voluntary associations, of course!
  • Neoconservatism, Neo-Libertarianism & Third Way - They spread my ideals worldwide, but often in a manner that scares me.
  • Liberal Socialism - I like your dedication to tolerance and moderation, but a socialist economy is unacceptable.
  • National Liberalism - A combination of liberalism and patriotism can be very productive indeed, but some of you push it past the point of rationality.
  • Reactionary Liberalism - I appreciate your support of free-market economics, but wanting to go back to the middle ages while supporting enlightened liberal values is weird and more similar to a proto-version of myself.
  • Liberal Autocracy - W-what?!
  • Alt-Lite - Some of his supporters claim to hate me, yet many too also claim to be me? Bannon, however, is completely disgusting.
  • Jacksonian Democracy - The expansion of suffrage was good, but God's sake, could you not be a little more lenient regarding the Indians?
  • Bull Moose Progressivism - You were an early supporter of social liberal polices, but could you please be a little less imperialistic.
  • American Democratism - My presumably, most recognizable variant of the modern day. Sometimes for the better, sometimes not. Just bombing third world nations like that? Really?
  • Anti-Fascism - Look, I'm an anti-fascist too, but can you stop being so violent and beating up anyone who disagrees with you? At least he likes FDR's Land-Lease.
  • Right-Wing Populism - Most of you are delusional at best, however Bernier with Tice are pretty tolerable.
  • Kemalism - I am grateful to Atatürk for getting Fethi Okyar to found the Liberal Republican Party, but he was still too authoritarian regardless. Still better than Erdoğan, and at least modern Kemalists support me.
  • Chiang Kai-shek Thought - Lei Chen, Tsiang Tingfu, and Hu Shih supported you against the commies, but why did you shut down the Free China Journal? Also, the white terror was horrific.
  • Japanese Liberal Democracy - Not the best example of my system but I have to admit you make Nippon a better place.
  • Bojoism - Tbh, you confuse me a lot. Are you a LibCon or a Trumpist? Your economics are mixed and I don’t really like Brexit, but at least you have some progressive social takes. I still prefer the Lib Dems over you- though I will support you against Corbyn, the old twat.
  • Pinochetism - You liked free-market capitalism, but now you just made us look bad.
  • Shapiroism - Why do some people claim that you "destroy" us? You only hate my cultural aspects, but like my economic beliefs.
  • Korwinism - I think it's enough work for today. I'm glad you're done with the political stage.


  • Socialism - The values of liberty, equality and fraternity cannot be fulfilled when you favor both equality and fraternity above liberty. Your ideology only gives rise totalitarianism.
  • Anarchism - Without a state, there is no constitution, and without a constitution is no right to consolidation.
  • Revolutionary Progressivism - Cultural progressivism is fine, but you're just a crazy communist radical.
  • Authoritarian Conservatism - So you want excessive communitarianism and limited freedom? No, thank you.
  • Authoritarian Capitalism - Respect of personal liberties is what differs us from socialists, you quasi-commie!
  • Paleoconservatism - Stop mixing religion and politics!
  • Reactionaryism - Why the f*ck do you want to return to the Dark Ages?!?
  • Alt-Right - Alt-Lite, what a surprise!
  • Mercantilism - You've had your time, now I'm the status quo, deal with it!
  • Nazism - Genocidal fascist maniac who killed tens of millions of innocent people.
  • Fascism - Another genocidal maniac who oppressed a lot of people! Wait, we had a SON?!
  • Marxism–Leninism - A totally failed ideology that killed tens of millions. I especially hated him.
  • Conservative Socialism - Combination of the worst features of conservatism and socialism and one of the main enemies of liberal democracy.
  • Reactionary Socialism-Same as above but even worse.
  • Monarcho-Socialism-Aren't you just the same as above.
  • National Bolshevism - National Socialism + Marxist socialism, this literally the quintessence of socialist tyranny.
  • National Communism - Moderate version of above.
  • Welfare Chauvinism - I must be looking into a hall of mirrors. STOP POSING AS ME IN RUSSIA!
  • Fourth Theory -You are simply a copy of Nazbol and the personification of Putin’s dictatorship.
  • State Atheism - You're the same thing as a theocracy the only thing that changes is that you impose anti-theist beliefs instead of religious ones!
  • Juche - North Korea turned into a totalitarian communist dystopia because of you! You are a literal DINO!
  • Maoism - Totalitarian genocidal commie who starved millions of his own people.
  • Dengism - Better than Mao, but never forget Tiananmen Square Massacre. Quanguo is the worst of you, because he is a nazbol who is conducting a literal genocide in Xinjiang.
  • Putinism - Just like I won't forgive you for invading Ukraine. Also, Navalny is right, you're a party of crooks and thieves!
  • Trumpism - Ugh, disgusting. Please cool it with the protectionist populism.
  • Ilminism - Why in god’s name did you always want to assassinate and prosecute my followers, especially when they criticize you?
    • Because they are all herd of disgusting ugly reds, cope and seethe.
  • Neo-Ottomanism - Why are you trying to bring Türkiye backward culturally and religiously and arrest thousands of people in the emergency and those journalists just because they criticized you? Türkiye once held more journalists in custody than China. Your reactionary behaviors are just completely unacceptable. Atatürk was far better than you. Plus, why did you outlaw free speech recently??
  • Jihadism - Just leave me and everyone the f*ck alone, You fundamentalist terrorist!
  • Khomeinism - You can't force everyone in your country to follow your ideas and women to wear hijabs. This is human rights abuse!
  • Pahlavism - I don't care if You're secular and slightly progressive unlike that guy above. You oppressed many people!
  • Hindutva - India shall be open for Innovation and Progress! British Raj had it's pluses you ungrateful Fanatic.
  • Carlism - WTF?! GAHHHH!
  • Totalitarianism - YOU SHOULD KYS... NOW!
  • Zhirinovskyism - YOU'RE NOT ME!!!!

Further Information


Proto-liberal writings

General liberal theory and history

Right-liberal theory

Left-liberal theory