"Neo-conservatives are unlike old conservatives because they are utilitarians, not moralists, and because their aim is the prosperity of post-industrial society, not the recovery of a golden age."
Neoconservatism (also referred to as NeoCon) is a branch of conservatism originating in the United States during the 1960s that favors a broadly interventionist foreign policy. He's usually much more defined by his foreign policy than his domestic policy - NeoCon can fall into a number of groups or camps regarding domestic affairs, and will oftentimes "sell" his vote on a domestic issue in order to buy someone else's vote on one of his foreign policy proposals. Neoconservatism typically advocates the promotion of democracy and interventionism in international affairs, including peace through strength (by means of military force), and is known for espousing disdain for communism and other forms of political radicalism. Culturally, most NeoCons are right-leaning, usually being pro-life among other things, but still liberal on certain issues. However, there exists a large fraction of much more culturally liberal politicians who advocate for neoconservative foreign policy, often called Liberal Hawks, who tend to overlap with the Third Way branch of liberalism.
The idea of the US and The West as a promoter of freedom and democracy through militaristic means has existed since the early 20th century and was popularized after the end of WWII with the defeat of the Axis Powers. However, the term "neoconservatism" wasn't coined until the 1960s during the midst of the Vietnam War.
Between the 1950's and the 1960's, future NeoCons endorsed the Civil Rights Movement, racial integration, and the movement of Martin Luther King Jr. Also, during this time, there was widespread support among future NeoCons (who were classified as Liberals at the time) for widespread military action to prevent a communist takeover in North Vietnam.
The initial Neoconservative movement was brought forward by the repudiation of the Cold War and the "New Politics" of the new and Progressive American "New Left", which NeoCons believed was too close to the counterculture running rampant in the United States at the time and too alienated from the majority of the American population. The "New Left" which the NeoCons were dissatisfied with supported/believed in some radical aspects such as "Black Power", which accused white Liberals and northern Jews of hypocrisy on integration and of supporting supposed Settler Colonialism during the Israeli-Palestine conflict during the late 1960's. Finally, they were most unsettled by the New Left's "anti-anti communism", which during the mid-to-late 1960's that included outspoken support of Marxist–Leninist policies. Many were particularly alarmed by what they saw as antisemitism stemming from "Black Power" communities in the New Left.
As the policies of the New Left made the Democrats increasingly leftist, these intellectuals became disillusioned with President Lyndon B. Johnson's Great Society domestic programs. The neoconservatives then rejected the counter-cultural New Left and what they considered Anti-Americanism in the non-interventionism of activism against the Vietnam War. After the anti-war faction took control of the party in 1972 and nominated George McGovern, the Democrats among them endorsed Washington Senator Henry "Scoop" Jackson instead for his unsuccessful 1972 and 1976 campaigns for president.
A theory of neoconservative foreign policy during the 1970s was criticizing the foreign policy of Jimmy Carter, which endorsed détente with the Soviet Union. During the 1990s, neoconservatives were once again opposed to the foreign policy establishment, both during the Republican Administration of President George H. W. Bush and that of his Democratic successor, President Bill Clinton. Many critics charged that the neoconservatives lost their influence as a result of the end of the Marxist Soviet Union.
After the decision of George H. W. Bush to leave Saddam Hussein in power after the first Iraq War in 1991, many neoconservatives considered this policy a betrayal of democratic principles. During the early 2000's, the presidency of George W. Bush did not initially show strong endorsement of the neoconservative idea. This, however, changed dramatically as a result of the 9/11 attacks. During Bush's State of the Union speech of January 2002, he named Iraq, Iran, and North Korea states that "constitute an axis of evil" and "pose a grave and growing danger". The Bush Doctrine of preemptive war was stated explicitly in the National Security Council text, "National Security Strategy of the United States" that was published in September of 2002. It stated, "We must deter and defend against the threat before it is unleashed (...) even if uncertainty remains as to the time and place of the enemy's attack. (...) The United States will, if necessary, act preemptively". The Bush Doctrine was greeted with an extremely positive reception by many neoconservatives. By 2010, U.S. forces had switched from combat to a training role in Iraq and they left in 2011.
Since Trump took office, neoconservatives have supported the Trump administration's hawkish approach towards Iran and Venezuela, while opposing the administration's withdrawal of troops from Syria and diplomatic outreach to North Korea. After the 2021 withdrawal from Afghanistan, the neoconservatives from both parties have changed their focus away from fighting Islamic terrorism and towards opposing PRC and Russia.
Douglas MacArthur was an American military leader who served as General of the Army for the United States, as well as a field marshal to the Philippine Army. He was Chief of Staff of the US Army during the 1930s, and he played a prominent role in 5 wars and major conflicts throughout his lifetime; The US occupation of Veracruz during the Mexican Revolution, the Philippine-American War, World War I, Pacific Theater during WWII, and the Korean War.
When the US colony/protectorate Commonwealth of the Philippines achieved semi-independent status in 1935, MacArthur was assigned the role of field marshall and supervised the creation of the Philippine Army. MacArthur would later play a leading role in the Philippines campaign (1944-1945) the American, Mexican, Australian, and Filipino campaign to defeat and expel the Imperial Japanese forces occupying the Philippines during World War II.
After Japan's surrender following the Atomic Bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, MacArthur oversaw the Allied Military Occupation of Japan as Supreme Commander for the Allied Powers, a position he had been assigned by President Harry S. Truman. The Allied Occupation of Japan marked the first time in history Japan had been occupied by a foreign power. The occupation would see Japan transforming from a military dictatorship to a parliamentary democracy, strongly aligned with US interests for decades to come.
At MacArthur's insistence, Emperor Hirohito would remain on the imperial throne without being charged for any war crimes. However, the new American-written constitution, ensured that the emperor's theoretically vast powers became strictly limited by law.
He was also involved in granting immunity to the war criminal and microbiologist Shirō Ishii who was the director of Unit 731, a biological warfare unit that had engaged in human experimentation, which resulted in the deaths of over 10,000 Chinese and Russian civilians and prisoners of war.
During the Korean War, MacArthur was put in charge of the US-led coalition of UN troops and drove the invading North Korean troops back toward the Chinese border. In November 1950 China intervened in the conflict and sent troops acrossed the North Korean border driving the U.S. troops back into South Korea. MacArthur then asked President Truman for permission to bomb communist China. Truman refused this request and removed MacArthur from his command for insubordination.
Reaganism is the ideology, policies, and principals of the 40th president of the United States, Ronald Reagan. It is defined by its economics known as "Reaganomics" (comparable to Neoliberalism), hard-right conservative social policy, and fierce opposition to communism and the Soviet Union.
It is often mistaken for Paleoconservatism, however, Ronald Reagan was not a paleoconservative. During his first term Reagan wanted policies that reflected his personal belief such as individual freedom, he also brought economic changes, expanded the military, and contributed to the end of the Cold War.
During the Cold War Reagan escalated the tension between the soviet union and the U.S by reverting the policy of détente. He also ordered a massive improvement of the United States Armed Forces and implemented new policies that were directed toward the Soviet Union; he revived the B-1 Lancer program that had been canceled by the Carter administration, and he produced the MX Missile. In response to Soviet deployment of the SS-20, Reagan oversaw NATO's deployment of the Pershing missile in West Germany.
During The Crack Epidemic, Reagan escalated what Nixon had called The "War On Drugs" in which Reagan began campaigns & made aggressive policy’s that Reagan thought would reduce the trade of illegal drugs. He said that "drugs were menacing our society" and promised to fight for drug-free schools and workplaces, expanded drug treatment, stronger law enforcement and drug interdiction efforts, and greater public awareness.
Reagan believes in individual freedom, reaganomics, the War On Drugs, & Anti-Communism.
The North Atlantic Treaty Organization, commonly known by its abbreviation NATO, is an intergovernmental military alliance between 28 European countries and 2 North American countries. Established in the aftermath of World War II, the organization implements the North Atlantic Treaty which was signed on 4 April 1949. NATO serves the role of collective security, whereby its member states agree to mutual defense in response to an attack by any external party whether it be another country or a terrorist organization. The NATO headquarters are located in Brussels, Belgium. As of the year 2022, there are 30 member states within the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, the last of which to join was North Macedonia in March 2020. NATO currently recognizes Bosnia and Herzegovina, Georgia, Sweden and Ukraine as aspiring members.
NATO had its origin with The Treaty of Brussels, a mutual defense treaty signed on 17 March 1948 by Belgium, the Netherlands, Luxembourg, France, and the UK against the threat of Soviet expansion in Europe at the start of the Cold War. The same year, European leaders met with US defense, military, and diplomatic officials at the Pentagon, which resulted in the North Atlantic Treaty, which the United States signed on 4 April 1949. It included the five Treaty of Brussels states, as well as the United States, Canada, Portugal, Italy, Norway, Denmark, and Iceland. The members agreed that an armed attack against any of them in Europe or North America would be considered an attack against them all. The first NATO Secretary General, Lord Ismay, stated in 1949 that the organization's goal was "to keep the Russians out, the Americans in, and the Germans down".
In September 1952, Exercise Mainbrace, the first major NATO maritime exercise began which brought together 200 ships and over 50,000 personnel to practice the defense of Denmark and Norway. This was followed by Exercise Grand Slam and Exercise Longstep, naval and amphibious exercises in the Mediterranean Sea and Italy. The same year Greece and Turkey joined NATO. During most of the Cold War, NATO's watch against the Soviet Union and Warsaw Pact did not actually lead to direct military action, and NATO activity was mainly limited to various military exercises between member states.
NATO took an active role in the Yugoslav Wars. In 1999 NATO carried out an aerial bombing campaign codenamed Operation Allied Force against the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia during the Kosovo War with the supposed purpose of bringing an end to Slobodan Milošević's government's ethnic cleansing of Kosovo-Albanians. The air strikes lasted from 24 March 1999 to 10 June 1999.
NATO countries attempted to gain authorization from the UN Security Council for military action, but were opposed by China and Russia , who indicated that they would veto such a measure which led to NATO launching its aerial campaign without the UN's approval. The NATO bombings were supported by many prominent western politicians such as US President Bill Clinton, US Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, Joe Biden, Bernie Sanders, UK Prime Minister Tony Blair, and German Chancellor Gerhard Schröder.
By the end of the war, the Milošević regime had killed 1,500 to 2,131 combatants, most of whom were Kosovar Albanian civilians, with 8,676 killed or missing and some 848,000 expelled from Kosovo.
The NATO bombing campaign killed about 1,000 members of the Yugoslav security forces in addition to between 489 and 528 civilians. The bombings also destroyed bridges, industrial plants, hospitals, schools, cultural monuments, private businesses as well as barracks and military installations.
The Clinton Administration also received widespread condemnation for the bombing of the Chinese embassy in Belgrade which killed 3 Chinese civilians.
On 19 March 2011, a multi-state NATO-led coalition began a military intervention in Libya, to implement United Nations Security Council Resolution 1973, in response to events during the First Libyan Civil War when armed Libyan rebels took to the streets to topple the regime of the dictator Muammar Gaddafi. While the stated goal by the NATO coalition was to save Libyan civilians from a potential massacre by the Gaddafi regime the actual goal was regime change as Gaddafi (once a western ally in the war on terror) threatened western interests in western and northern Africa.
On 17 March 2011 The UN Security Council, acting under the authority of Chapter VII of the UN Charter, approved a no-fly zone over Libya by a vote of ten in favor, zero against, and five abstentions, via United Nations Security Council Resolution 1973. The five abstentions were: Brazil , Russia , India , China , and Germany .
The military interventions carried out by the different coalition member states went under different codenames Opération Harmattan by France ; Operation Ellamy by the UK ; Operation Mobile for Canada and Operation Odyssey Dawn for the US . The NATO intervention was supported by many other countries such as Berlusconi's Italy which shared its bases and intelligence with the allies, as well as Norway , Sweden , the Netherlands , Turkey , Qatar , and the UAE , among others.
The intervention did not employ foreign ground troops and all actions were taken from a distance to aid the rebels. American and British naval forces fired over 110 Tomahawk cruise missiles, while the French Air Force, British Royal Air Force, and Royal Canadian Air Force undertook sorties across Libya and a naval blockade by Coalition forces. French jets launched air strikes against Libyan Army tanks and vehicles. The fighting lasted for several months reaching its climax in the wake of the Battle of Sirte in late October 2011 when a NATO aircraft hit one of the Gaddafi loyalist's convoys forcing Muammar Gaddafi now deposed of any position of power into hiding in the drain pipe where he was found by the rebels and murdered. The estimated civilian cost of the 8-months long NATO-intervention in Libya range from 73 to 400+ civilian casualties.
The fall of Muammar Gaddafi's regime would also have the consequence of creating a vast power vacuum for terrorist organizations like ISIS and brutal warlords such as Khalifa Haftar to take over much of Libya which set the stage for the 2nd Libyan civil war. Gaddafi's downfall also resulted in Libya becoming a destination and transit for millions of refugees from other African countries such as Eritrea, Sudan, and Mali which significantly worsened the European migrant crisis.
Operation Gladio, was the codename for a series of clandestine "stay-behind" operations of armed resistance was organized by the Western Union alliance, and subsequently by NATO and the CIA, in collaboration with several European intelligence agencies was initiated throughout Europe during the Cold War with the purpose of containing the rise of communism. Operation Gladio involved the financing and support of anti-communist and far-right armed groups engaged in the harassment of left-wing parties, torture, terrorist attacks, and massacres in countries such as Italy and Turkey.
The bloc supported US intervention in Vietnam, but soon after the organization began to show signs of crisis, exacerbating controversy among its members, and later began a process of easing international tensions.
Since the signing of the treaty, France's interest has been steadily declining - since 1965 it ceased to participate in sessions of the Council, then refused to participate in SEATO military activities, and in 1974 left the oraganization.
After the withdrawal of American troops from Vietnam, the authority of SEATO fell sharply. The decline in interest in the treaty was due to the fact that SEATO was unable to be effective as a collective security organization.
In 1977 SEATO ceased to exist.
Main Article: Gaullism
- Françafrique refers to the French sphere of influence in West and North Africa. Following the decolonization of Africa during the 1950s-1960s, France continued to maintain close political, economic, military, and cultural ties with its former colonies in the western and northern parts of the continent which have included Mali, Burkina Faso, Chad, Niger, among other countries based on mutually beneficial economic and political arrangements with the ex-colonies. The United States supported France's continuing presence in Africa to prevent the region from falling under Soviet communist influence during the Cold War. France saw itself as a guarantor of stability in the region and therefore adopted an interventionist policy in Africa, resulting in military interventions that averaged once a year from 1960 to the mid-1990s. Françafrique has been weakened since the end of the Cold War due to budgetary constraints, greater public scrutiny at home and the integration of France into the European Union.
Main Article: Zionism
- Operation Black List Forty: Operation Blacklist Forty was the codename for the United States' occupation of Korea between 1945 and 1948 following the end of World War II and Japan's surrender.
The partition of Korea into occupation zones was proposed in August 1945, by the United States to the Soviet Union following the latter's entry into the war against Japan. The 38th parallel north was chosen to separate the two occupation zones on August 10 by two American officers, Dean Rusk and Charles Bonesteel, working on short notice and with little information on Korea's geography. The US would occupy the Southern part of the peninsula and the Soviets would occupy the North. The Americans hoped to establish a representative government supportive of American policy in the region, and the Soviets hoped to establish another communist nation friendly to their interests.
General Douglas MacArthur, who was in command of the occupation of Japan, ordered the commander of Operation Blacklist Forty, Lieutenant General John R. Hodge, to maintain a "harsh" occupation of Korea, with the goal of establishing an independent Korean government friendly to US interests. Due to due to a shortage of manpower, Hodge temporarily allowed the old Japanese police force to remain on duty for crowd control and similar work until the American replacements arrived. It is said that General Hodge's most significant contribution to the occupation was the alignment of his military government with that of Korea's wealthy anti-Communist faction, and the promotion of men who had previously collaborated with the Japanese into positions of authority.
The Koreans who collaborated with the Japanese imperialists during the Japanese occupation of Korea (1910-1945) would later be known as "Chinilpa" (친일파), meaning "Pro-Japan Faction." Among the notable Chinilpa was the former President and Military Dictator Park Chung-hee who served as the leader of South Korea from 1961 to 1979.
As the US and the Soviets were unable to establish a unified Korean government friendly to both nations' interests, the US sent the "Korean question" to the UN who proceeded with providing the Koreans with UN-supervised elections. However, the elections only applied to the portion of Korea south of the 38th parallel, as the Soviets saw the North as within its own sphere of influence. Exiled Korean leader Syngman Rhee was inaugurated as President of the Republic of Korea on 24 July 1948.
The United States and South Korea signed a military assistance pact on January 26, 1950. A few months later, the Korean War broke out which would last until 1953.
Main Articles: Showa Statism and Reactionary Liberalism
Neoconservatism in Japan, also known as the neo-defense school, refers to a hawkish new generation of Japanese conservatives most of which are members of the Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) and whom also may have been part of the ultranationalist, revisionist organization of Nippon Kaigi. As members of the post-war generation, Japanese neocons view themselves as free of responsibility or guilt for Japan's conquests past war crimes that happened during the Imperial Era. It is worth noting that some past members of the Liberal Democratic Party and Nippon Kaigi were soldiers in the Imperial Japanese Army during the Pacific War. This includes former Prime Minister Yasuhiro Nakasone who was stationed in Borneo during the Dutch East Indies campaign, and the founder of Nippon Kaigi, Koichi Tsukamoto who fought against the British Allied Forces in the Battle of Imphal during the Burma Campaign.
What defines the neoconservatives of the Liberal Democratic Party from other Japanese politicians is their desire to change and reinterpret the country's constitution, especially Article 9 which is viewed as obsolete. This would enable Japan to re-arm to the level of most other countries.
During the Premiership of Junichiro Koizumi, the Japanese government aided western powers in the Iraq War through the Japanese Iraq Reconstruction and Support Group (JIRSG) a battalion-sized, largely humanitarian contingent of the Japan Self-Defense Forces that was sent to Samawah, Southern Iraq in early January 2004 and withdrew by late July 2006.
Neoconservatism originated in Poland after the collapse of Communism in 1989. Polish Left-Wing President Aleksander Kwaśniewski, despite being a former communist, was really supportive of NATO and Poland joined NATO, during his presidency in 1999, Kwaśniewski also intervened in Iraq along with Blair and Bush JR. Currently, Neoconservatism is supported, mostly in Poland by the ruling party "Law and Justice", by former President, Lech Kaczyński, current President Andrzej Duda, and minister of defense Antoni Macierewicz.
- Václav Havel was a Czech statesman, playwright, and former dissident, who served as the last president of Czechoslovakia from 1989 until its dissolution in 1992 and then as the first president of the Czech Republic from 1993 to 2003. He was the first democratically elected president of either country after the fall of communism. His educational opportunities in his younger years were greatly limited due to his "bourgeois" background, and thus he would rise to prominence as a playwright who would use an absurdist style to criticize the oppressive communist system of the Czechoslovak Socialist Republic.
After participating in the Prague Spring and being blacklisted after the Warsaw Pact invasion of Czechoslovakia, Václav Havel became more politically active and helped found several dissident initiatives, including Charter 77 and the Committee for the Defense of the Unjustly Prosecuted. His political activities brought him under the surveillance of the StB secret police, and he spent multiple periods as a political prisoner, the longest of his imprisoned terms being nearly four years, between 1979 and 1983.
Václav Havel's Civic Forum party played a major role in the Velvet Revolution that toppled the Communist system in Czechoslovakia in 1989. He assumed the presidency shortly thereafter and was re-elected in a landslide the following year and after Slovak independence in 1993. Among the notable things, he did as President was granting general amnesty to all those imprisoned during the Communist era. On 12 March 1999, the Czech Republic joined the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO), one of several former Warsaw-Pact States of Central and Eastern Europe to join said multinational organization.
Italy during the Premiership of Silvio Berlusconi was a solid ally of the United States during the War in Afghanistan and the Iraq War. Operation Ancient Babylon (Italian: Operazione Antica Babilonia) was the code name given to the deployment of Italian forces during the Iraq War, consisting of 3200 soldiers stationed in and around the city of Nasiriyah. Their mission lasted from 15 July 2003 to 1 December 2006. Italy lost 36 soldiers during the said operation.
Main Articles: Ethnocracy
- Magnus Malan was a South African military and defense minister during the apartheid regime. At his request, organizations opposed to apartheid were considered terrorists (ACN AND SWAPO) and ordered the execution of several opponents and opponents.
He ordered the army to quell political unrest, saying that one of its main goals would be to end the communist threat, believing that black movements are led by a revolutionary elite, also participating in wars in other African countries, also believing that liberal democracy is inadequate. Even though he was ethno-nationalist and had repressed black villages, he still supported a housing program for black people, but failed because of administrative struggles, he also supported programs to support middle-class blacks. He was accused along with other soldiers of participating in the KwaMakhutha massacre, in which 13 people died (7 children). He was also accused, along with businessman Dave Allen and ex-minister John Wiley, of a pedophilia ring, in which poor, non-white children were raped on an island in Algoa Bay, as revealed in the former's book "Lost Boys". -policeman Mark Minnie. Wiley and Minnie were found later.
- Tansu Çiller is a Turkish academic, economist, and politician who served as the 22nd Prime Minister of Turkey from 1993 to 1996 and leader of the True Path Party from 1993-2002. Her premiership was defined by armed conflict between the Turkish Armed Forces and the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK). To bring about the defeat of the PKK, Çiller's government initiated the Castle Plan which included using the resources of the Counter-Guerrilla, such as the Grey Wolves, as well as police and army units such as JITEM and the Special Forces Command, to assassinate PKK members and supporters. Castle Plan would result in the destruction and burning of Kurdish villages and towns and extrajudicial killings of Kurdish civilians perpetrated by the Turkish Armed Forces during Çiller’s regime of 1993-1996.
The Kingdom of Thailand has since the end of WWII been an important US ally on the global stage, serving as a bastillion of anti-communism in South East Asia during the Cold War, and has participated in multiple US-led military interventions. During the Korean War, Thailand under the reign of Plaek Phibunsongkhram was one of the UN's larger contributors of troops to the war effort. Under the military dictatorship of Thanom Kittikachorn was the third-largest provider of ground forces to South Vietnam during the Vietnam War, and allowed the United States Air Force in Thailand to use its air and naval bases with almost 50,000 American military personnel were stationed in Thailand throughout the war.
The US-Thailand military alliance was taken to new heights with the introduction of the Cobra Gold multi-national Indo-Pacific military exercises held in Thailand every year since 1982.
During the Premiership of Thaksin Shinawatra, Thailand became a Major non-NATO ally. Thaksin's government also sent troops to Iraq and allowed the US to use Thailand for CIA-black sites for torture and interrogation of al-Qaeda suspects during the War on Terror. After Thaksin was ousted in a military coup in 2006, US-Thai relations deteriorated and many Thai conservatives and ultraroyalists have become increasingly critical of the strategic partnership between the two nations.
Main Articles: Islamic Democracy and Shia Theocracy
- Iraqi National Accord - Iraqi National Accord (INA) or Wifaq is a political party co-founded by Ayad Allawi, Tahsin Mullah, and Salah Omar al-Ali in 1991 during the wake of the 2nd Gulf War as an opposition group to Saddam Hussein. The INA was at the time seen as an alternative, to alternative Shia-led opposition groups operating from Iran, and was largely funded by money from Saudi Arabia; with extra support coming from the UK and the United States.
INA membership consisted largely of military and security personnel who had defected from the Iraqi army under Saddam Hussein's rule and organized attacks inside Iraq in 1992 and 1995. In close cooperation with the CIA, the organization organized attempted a coup against Saddam in 1996, which ended in disaster to infiltration by Saddam's agents.
Following the US-led 2003 invasion of Iraq, the INA entered Iraq playing a central role in the occupation government, and Ayad Allawi became Prime Minister of Iraq in 2003.
- Iraqi National Congress - Iraqi National Congress (INC) is an Iraqi political party that was led by Ahmed Chalabi following the Persian Gulf War to coordinate the activities of various anti-Saddam groups under the supervision of the US government. INC consisted partially of various minority groups such as Shia Muslims and Kurds who had been brutally oppressed under Saddam's totalitarian Sunni-supremacist dictatorship, in addition to monarchists, and ex-military officers who had defected from the Iraqi army. Differences within INC eventually led to the group tearing itself apart from the inside.
- Mikheil Saakashvili became the President of Georgia following the Rose Revolution that forced the resignation of Eduard Shevardnadze. The Rose Revolution was denounced in Pro-Russian Media such as Russia Today and The Grayzone as a "NATO-backed Color Revolution, " exploited by western corporate interest groups to keep Georgia out of Russia's sphere of influence even though Shevardnadze also was a Pro-NATO leader.
Saakashvili expanded Georgia's role in the Iraq War which had already begun under Shevardnadze. By 2008, Georgia had deployed 2,300 troops in Iraq, becoming the third-largest contributor of troops in the war. In 2004 Georgia joined the War in Afghanistan as well 2004 and the country had become the largest non-NATO, troop contributor to the International Security Assistance Force in Afghanistan by late 2012, with over 1,560 personnel on the ground at the time.
Domestically, Saakashvili tried to fix the problems that plagued his predecessor's administration. He managed to reduce corruption in the government and took a firm hand against crime resulting in a spike in the incarceration rates. Saakashvili was accused of authoritarian tendencies such as abuse of power and arresting political opponents under the guise of fighting crime and corruption. He also implemented broad privatization and neoliberal policies that resulted in rapid economic growth but increased wealth gaps and inequality.
Saakashvili's administration also oversaw the 2008 Russo-Georgian War with Georgia, on one side, and Russia and the Russian-backed self-proclaimed republics of South Ossetia and Abkhazia, on the other. The war resulted in 200-300 civilian casualties on both sides respectively and around 200 000 civilians displaced.
Saakashvili's reputation was further damaged by the 2012 Gldani prison scandal which exposed the abuse and torture of inmates in the Georgian prison system. Saakashvili's presidency came to an end in 2012 and he left his home country for the US and eventually settled in Ukraine. In 2014 criminal charges were filed by the Georgian prosecutor's office against Saakashvili over abuse of power and corruption. In 2015, Saakashvili gave up his Georgian citizenship in exchange for Ukrainian citizenship to avoid imprisonment in his home country. He eventually returned to Georgia in 2021 and was immediately arrested and remains to this day in prison under poor health conditions.
The economic policy of neoconservatism has been described by journalist Irving Kristol (dubbed 'The Godfather of Neoconservatism') as being one which gives 'Two Cheers for Capitalism', the first cheer being the fact 'it works; in a quite simple, material sense' and the second being that it is 'congenial to a large measure of personal liberty', Kristol argues that these two measures are no small measure which only capitalism has been shown to achieve. Nonetheless, Kristol also criticises capitalism for being a system which puts too much stress and burden on the individual which creates a 'spiritual malaise', which threatens the social order. Withholding the third cheer according to Kristol is a distinctive feature of Neoconservatism.
Kristol has also made it clear that Neoconservatism is more supportive of government intervention than other brands of conservatism. Inspired by Otto von Bismarck, he called for a "paternalistic welfare state" (such as Wilson's New Freedom and FDR's New Deal) as opposed to a "maternalistic welfare state" (such as LBJ's Great Society or European countries) in The Neoconservative Persuasion.
Liberal Hawkism is a political term that refers a politically liberal person who supports an hawkish, interventionist foreign policy. Past U.S. presidents like Franklin D. Roosevelt, Harry S. Truman, John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson have been described as liberal hawks for their roles in bringing about America's status as the world's premier military power. This is an accordance with the international foreign policy of liberal internationalism.
This is referred to Nordic Model figures, most modern proponents, that have a hawkish atlanticist foreign policy, it can be considered a regional sub-variant of Liberal Hawk.
Socialist Hawkism is an economically left-wing ideology that supports an interventionist foreign policy in other countries. Socialist hawks stands out above all socialists as holding exclusively pro-western sentiment, and supporting institutions like NATO and the European Union. They are usually Liberal Socialists or ideologies adjacent to it. It can be seen as a version of Trotskyism.
Neo-Radical Conservatism or Reactionary Neoconservatism is based on a reactionary social policy (repealing LGBT laws and combatting feminism). This is combined with hawkism and the belief of a "world capitalist revolution" which means socialist regimes will be invaded and overthrown.
It's just capitalist Crusadism.
Fascist Neoconservatism functions as a buzzword using the historical stigma attached to fascism as the ultimate evil to oversimplify and exaggerate elements within the neoconservative movement. This labeling strategy is driven by a tendency to associate anything deemed authoritarian or objectionable with the negative connotations historically associated with fascism. It also uses the history of neoconservatives siding with dictators who overthrew socialist governments like videla and suharto as justification for their claims, as well as white supremacists support of ukraine due to azov's prescense and the assertion that white europe is fighting duginist russia
The assertive nature of the term is evident in its capacity to evoke strong emotional reactions and insinuate a dangerous convergence of ideologies. By appending "fascist" to neoconservatism, critics seek to highlight perceived authoritarian tendencies within the ideology, painting a picture of an extreme and threatening political ideology.
However, this assertive labeling overlooks the inherent incompatibility between fascism and neoconservatism. Neoconservatism is characterized by a commitment to liberalism, a strong national defense, and free-market principles, stands in stark contrast to the core tenets of fascist ideologies. Fascism is characterized by authoritarianism, rejection of free markets, and a rejection of liberal values..
How to Draw
The design for Neoconservatism is based on the flag of NATO, an interventionist military organization which is often viewed favorably by necons.
- Draw a ball
- Fill it with Navy Blue
- Draw a white compass rose
- Add two eyes
- Optional props:
You are done!
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Rules-Based International Order
- American Model - Couldn't have asked for a better dad!
- Capitalism - The only good economic system.
- Industrialism - The military-industrial complex is based!
- Liberal Conservatism - We're the same for the most part.
- Conservative Liberalism - Me with less state.
- Christian Democracy - I'm not really a fanatical religious person, but we both love Western Christian values. We should fight Jihadism together!
Does this mean I'm him with elections?
- Imperialism - Long live the NATO empire! Long live the free market world!
- Globalism - Rules-Based International Order FTW!
- Liberal Internationalism - Ditto
- Zionism - Israel is our greatest ally and the only democracy in the Middle East. Really supported him when he needed it back in the '60s!
- Neoliberalism - My Greatest Ally and BFF. We control the world together.
- Neo-Libertarianism - He's alright. He advocates for a minimalist state, which I constantly argue with him about! Like, how are you going to have a strong interventionist foreign policy without a somewhat strong state? However, he does support free-market capitalism, so he's splendid in that regard!
The War on Drugs is a must..
- Third Way - My woker, more welfarist self and best friend who has helped me spread the free market across the globe for the past 30 years. From Yugoslavia to Iraq to Libya, our teamwork makes the dream work.
- Nordic Model - Same as above. I fully welcome you to NATO, buddy.
- Banana Republicanism - My good friend who I bring out when countries go socialist.
- Bull Moose Progressivism - My predecessor who greatly expanded the US Empire. Your actions in the Philippines, Cuba, Panama, among other former Spanish colonies were mega-based and completly justified.
- Wilsonianism - A huge inspiration and role model of mine. Intervening in WWI and arresting those that opposed it was the right descision. You did your best when intervening on the side of the Russian Whites during the Russian Civil War against the Bolsheviks.
- Ilminism - Based South Korean ally during the Cold War.
- Mediacracy - Thanks for rehabbing my image guys!
- Corporatocracy - Blackwater and Lockheed Martin are based and continue to lobby for more wars that give me purpose.
- Stratocracy - There's nothing I love more than replacing socialist or Soviet-alligned democratically elected leaders with brutal military dictators!
- Thaksinism - Thanks for helping me during the War on Terror and making Thailand a Major non-NATO ally in 2003.
- Pinochetism - "We want to help, not undermine you. You did a great service to the West in overthrowing Allende." - Henry Kissinger
- Islamic Democracy - What I tried to build in Afghanistan, Iraq, and Libya. The results were quite mixed, though. Pakistan is a based country and a Major non-NATO ally since 2004.
- Kagameism - Based for making Rwanda the Singapore of Africa and for supporting the overthrow of Gaddafi.
- Chicago School - Best economic school of thought, Friedman and Sowell are based.
The War on Drugs is a must..
- Ordo-Liberalism - Same for you, Ludwig Erhard saved Germany.
- Japan LDPism - My Japanese counterpart.
- Zelenskyyism - Here, have some more weapons and keep up good job!
What do you mean you need ten times the resources we gave you? And what the fuck was that counteroffensive?!
- Taiwan DPPism - For now you’re a good capitalist ally against Sino commies.
- Kemalism - I appreciate your modernization and westernization efforts, so welcome to the club of the free world against communism, especially Inönü, Menderes, and Sezer. You were also a great ally of me, and were much better than Erdogan.
Although you hate me for funding him.
- Liberal Feminism - More female drone pilots/CIA assassins/interrogators/whatever. Your ideals have helped me double my cadres.
- Neoconservative Feminism - Same as above! Even George W. Bush allows Women into army!
- Police Statism - You really helped me back in the 60's and 70's with The Hippies, when I neded it and I gave you back by signing The Patriot Act.
- One-Nation Conservatism - Chums in UK.
- Girondism - My french republican classlib predecesor.
- Jacksonian Democracy - Show the Indians were their is place! "I was born for the storm and a calm does not suit me".
- Venizelism - My greek pal, I really love how your founder deal with commies!
- Gremialismo & Kastism - My Neo-Pinochetists friends from Chile.
- Italian DCism - My Christian friends from Italy. Excellent job at blocking the Commies and keeping Italy in the Atlantic Bloc.
- PiS - My Polish counterpart, Poland is presumably the second most friendly Nation to Israel, thanks to you! We stand together to condemn the rise of Russia, Belarus and Iran. You are currently the leader of help for Ukraine in Europe.
Wałęsa and Kwaśniewski were valuable alies, too. Ignore your friendliness with PRC and Poland is still a buffer, also I did sign 447 and you didn't protest, at least you don't have visas now!
- Bolsonarism - Your admiration of Pinochet and the Military Dictatorship of Brazil is incredibly based since I helped said regimes and dictators come to power.
- Eisenhowerism - Your military interventions, election interference, and coup d'etats in Guetamala, Iran, Congo, Lebanon, and Japan, were based and totally justified. Unfortunately, you lost me at that stupid "MIC Speech" by the end of your presidency. Don't forget that it was you who vastly expanded the MIC and the powers of CIA and military lobbyists in the first place.
- Machiavellianism - A lot of my followers (such as Kissinger) use diplomacy and Realpolitik for their goals. There's a dogma that I fight for though: Free Markets, Freedom
If you're not an enemy of The USand Democracy.
- Gaullism - My French counterpart who's done an excellent job of maitaining capitalism in defeating the Axis in WW2 and maintaining capitalism West Africa free from Soviet influence over the course of history. However, you're too hostile towards NATO and I'm disappointed that Jacques Chirac didn't support the Iraq War but he did like Thatcher and Reagan's policies. But you did tried to release Algeria without a war and got in the way during the Algerian war. Despite all that, your Sarkozy president who as been Chirac's successor was really based and was an example to destroy dictatorships like Gaddafi's one. But it dosen't change the fact that your modern supporters who support him want to leave NATO and having differents diplomatics relationships with him .
And François Mitterand was an old ally and supporter of the old French "Régime de Vichy" who joined my side.
- Democracy - I'll bomb countries to dust just to spread you, so why do you always complain about me rigging foreign elections, aiding dictators, overthrowing elected leaders, and installing tyrants?
- Anti-Authoritarianism - Yeah, same as above. At least Václav Havel was based. Plus we share a few enemies, especially in the modern days. However, those traitors Snowden and Assange, both had it coming.
- State Liberalism - Why do the drone pilots have to be female? And please, spare my domestic traditionalist supporters and don't attack every outdated country, Saudis are still good friends of mine.
- Conservatism - My moderate father. He could be a little stronger on his diplomatic issues, but otherwise he's alright.
You're still not interventionist enough, and complain when states that follow tradition are invaded!
- Trotskyism - You have some good ideas, just the wrong economic system to spread. You don’t play well with opposing countries, however, which is a desirable trait. You’re just too left for me.
Thanks for teaching me all I know. I love you so much dad.
- Social Liberalism - FDR should have intervened in WWII earlier and not compensated with Stalin. However, Harry S. Truman, JFK, and LBJ were all based AF.
- Apartheid - I helped you stop the spread of Socialism across Africa during the Cold War, but for the rest, is kind complicated...
- Rhodesian Nationalism - Same as above
- Islamic Capitalism - Once you were a based ally against commies and Iran to advance US control over the Middle East but sadly you've become to chummy with Russia and China and why are MBS and MBZ advocating peace with Syria and Iran when you're supposed to be enemies?
- Berlusconism - Thanks for your help during the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq but your friendship with Putin make me nervous.
- Craxism - Fellow NATO ally but we had our hours of beef
- Bidenism - Voting for the NATO bombing of Yugoslavia, the Iraq War, and bombing Syria was hella based. Unfortunately, you lost me on the Afghanistan withdrawal. Just why man?
- Caudillismo - I like you when you're with me, and hate you when you're against me.
- Authoritarian Conservatism - We both like Conservatism and strong government, but some of you are against me, so I will take them out.
- Authoritarian Capitalism - Same talk as above but with Capitalism instead of Conservatism
- Thai Fascism - Plaek Phibunsongkhram, Sarit Thanarat, and Thanom Kittikachorn were based anti-communist allies of mine during the Cold War but your modern followers make up weird rumors about me wanting to overthrow the Thai Monarchy for some reason.
- Jihadism (Pre-9/11)- Even if we aren't exactly alike, you did overthrow those damned commies and Ba'athists.
- Neo-Ottomanism - You were based before 2016, but now you are kinda cringe ngl. Despite being a NATO member, and yet, you don't follow my orders.
That’s why I won’t stop sanctioning you despite you being an ally of mine.
- Right-Wing Populism, National Liberalism, National Conservatism and Reactionary Liberalism- Love your fanatical anti-communism, however many of you are non-interventionist when it comes to regime change operations like the Iraq War and the NATO intervention in Libya, some of you are even "Russian assets" (Looking at you especially! Orban, Ron Paul, Carlson, Farage, Baudet, Lesquen, Bannon, Erdogan and Braun). Although some of you like Rush Limbaugh, Andrzej Duda, Giorgia Meloni, Ann Coulter, Benjamin Netanyahu, Bruce Gilley etc. are quite based.
- Alt-Lite - Similiar to the above ones. A lot of your variants are annoying anti-globalists that oppose my operations ( Watson is especially annoying and McInnes and the Proud Boys confuse me). However, some of you, such as Ben Shapiro and Charlie Kirk are really based. At least I can work with you unlike your moronic brother. Plus we both oppose wokies, commies and Jihadists.
- Social Democracy - I have overthrown many social-democratic leaders of the third world in the past whom tried to nationalize their country's resources. However, many of your followers in the west still support military interventions. The General Secretary of NATO, for example, is a Norwegian social democrat. Also, Bernie voting for the NATO interventions in Yugoslavia and Afghanistan was based!
- Chiang Kai-shek Thought - Out of all anti-communist dictators I've supported, you must be the most confusing one. I don't get it, are you a socialist or a capitalist? Killing commies is very based but then you also persecuted rich Shanghai capitalists to preserve state ownership of the means of production. It's very confusing. We had a relatively good partnership during the Sino-Japanese war and and the Chinese Civil War
Despite my arm embargo and attempt assassination against you.But then after you fled to Taiwan I attemped to coup you as you didn't suit my interests any more. But I still supported you to build Taiwan and Chennault and Wedemeyer likes you.
- Maoism - I helped you fight the Japanese imperialists during WWII but then we became enemies during the early stages of the Cold War. Luckily, Nixon and Kissinger found common ground with you over our shared hatred for the Soviet Imperialists and we became partners again.
- Dengism - We've had a complicated relationship over the course of history, to say the least. We were on the same side in many conflicts during the 1970s-1990s, such as the Soviet-Afghan War, the Third Indochina War and the Iran-Iraq War, and some of my followers such as Henry Kissinger defend you. However, I cannot allow China to end the US/NATO-led rules-based international order so unfortunately, I have to kill you as I did to many of my other former allies who started to go against my interests. Don't take it personally.
- Democratic Confederalism - Your Syrian variant is alright, and I support it over Assad but your Turkish variant is just terrorist and disgusting. Also, Turkey is kinda based!
- Person Dignity Theory - I helped you against the dirty Vietnamese commies, but you barely listened to me, so you needed to go.
- Thiệuism - Sorry for abandoning you in the 1970s but what was I supposed to do? The Vietnam War didn't sit well with the voters at home and the hippie protests were too much for me to handle. Also, I don't mind how Modern Vietnam turned out under "communist" rule in the end.
- Salazarism - One of the founding members of NATO but we had our disputes from time to time.
- Francoism - He joined me but he doesn't like me. But White Terror was certainly good and needs to be implemented globally, to purge all the isolationists, commies, and hippies.
- Illiberal Democracy - I will let you be, but if I get a single hint of socialism...
- Gaddafism - God, you were really annoying initially. But during the War on Terror, we eventually formed a little alliance. You still had to go in the end, tho.
- Gorbachevism - Good job destroying the USSR, pal.
Too bad you were doing it to try and copy him.
- Yeltsinism - Same as above, although I won't forgive you for appointing Putin as Prime Minister of Russia.
- Medvedevism - I'd much rather have you in charge of Russia than Putin since we had a good partnership under the Russian Reset and because you supported the overthrow of Gaddafi and helped me impose further sanctions on Iran. I really had my hopes for you, especially with your economics and, dare I say, being my russian equivalent. I didn't even mind the Georgia blitz...
- European Federalism - Believe it or not I can actually go behind this European Army ideas... if you Europoors can actually find your will to implement it by, I dunno, spending 2% of your GDP on military? By the way, still waiting for you to apoplogize to me for calling me braindead.
- Paternalistic Conservatism - Spends too much on welfare and too little on warfare, but PiS is still good.
- Lee Kuan Yew Thought - Agrees with me that nuking Hiroshima and Nagasaki was the right decision and supported me during the Indochina wars. You were truly a role model for anti-communist dictators and strongmen such as Kagame, Saakashvili, Modi,
Dengamong countless others. However, your son Lee Hsien Loong is too friendly with China for my liking and opposes a potential Asian NATO so I may try to unseat him in the future.
- Sorosism - You played an important part in the fall of communism through your Open Society Foundation and I admire your staunch opposition to Putin's Russia and Xi's China but sadly you're anti-semite and opposed the Iraq War and many of my conservative followers like to make up conspiracy theories about you.
- Shia Theocracy - F*ck Iran and Hezbollah but I helped you set up the new Iraqi government during the Iraq War. Unfortunately, Nouri al-Maliki and sectarian tensions between sunni and shia muslims led to the rise of ISIS.
- White Nationalism - I supported you against ANC, but now you are bad for PR and you call me a "Zogbot", whatever that means.
- National Capitalism - Banzer, Videla and Stroessner were useful caudillos, and we are both culturally right authcaps, but culturally too far for me and you complain about my alliances with some of my friends like him. Also, The Wagner Group works with Putin and Assad.
Don't look up Adolf Heusinger, Franz Halder, Klaus Barbie, Wernher Von Braun or Operation Paperclip.
- Hindutva - The Mahasabha and the Jana Sangh supported me over the Soviets in the Cold War and you've become a valuable military and political ally in my efforts to contain the rise of China. Why do you defend Putinist Russia?
And you're a bit of a creep, jeez.
- Ho Chi Minh Thought - I helped you against the Japanese imperialists but then we became enemies after you demanded independence from the French and invaded South Vietnam. Even though it is difficult for me to accept defeat, I must admit that you were a worthy opponent for 20 years during the Vietnam War. Our relationship has however improved again since the Đổi Mới reforms and because of shared opposition to China's claims in the South China Sea, although for different reasons. (I still have flashbacks)
- Network Monarchism - You were truly a great king of the Thai people, your majesty Bhumibol and you got my respect for helping me prevent the spread of communism across South East Asia. However, your son is just an embarrassment.
- Showa Statism - Nuking you was the right decision since you didn’t want to surrender and wanted to fight on Japanese land until the very end. Tokyo Trial go brrrrr. Still, I showed mercy to your great scientists and spared many war criminals such as Nobusuke Kishi and Yasuhiro Nakasone to counter the commies during the Cold War.
- Ba'athism and Arab Socialism - I helped Nasser overthrow King Farouk I but then we became enemies during the Suez Crisis and the Six Days War. I gave Saddam tons of weapon packages to counter Iran during the 1970s-1980s but then we became enemies after he invaded my ally Kuwait. Assadist Syria was my ally during the Gulf War and during the early stages of the War on Terror but then... Yeah you can tell where this is going...
- Titoism - My market socialist partner who made the Stalinites and Hoxhaites cope and seethe. I still helped Tuđman, Thaçi, Dukanovic and Alija (better no Yugoslavia than Yugoslavia with M*losevic). Also, a divided Balkan Peninsula with multiple friends is better than a single and unified neutral Yugoslavia tbh.
- Progressivism - You were much worse in 1960s, 70s and 80s, now you concentrate more on my Moody Brother. At least we both hate Russia, China and Iran.
For different reasons but still...That being said, I do have quite a few liberal, progressive, and socialist variants who love interventions and waging wars while pursuing social reforms at home.
- Green Liberalism - Still bitches about the fact I "stole" the 2000 election from him 21 years later, despite the fact I defeated that polluter Saddam
Bush was also anti-green. However, your German counterpart is based and I support the eco-friendly DPP against the polluting CCP.
- Pahlavism - We have a complicated relationship. I invaded him to ‘build democracy’[Note 7], but I supported your son even though he was more authoritarian than you.
- Liberal Socialism - Helped fight you in South Africa but your Polish counterpart helped me in Iraq
despite being a former communist. Vaush also seems bearable due to being a restrained trot.
- Socialism with a Human Face - Sorry for turning my back on you during the 1968 invasion; even though I had no choice but to detente to prevent a nuclear war between the West and the USSR, but you did a great job in the Velvet Revolution!
- Aung San Suu Kyi Thought - God, you were a disappointing leader in so many ways.
- Jingoism - Yeah....people tend to confuse us. While tough military actions are needed certain times to defeat our enemies, other times diplomacy can work better. Also cool it down with your Nationalism, a lot of my followers are not really keen on that.
- Homoconservatism - You made my Army bigger! And we're perfectly moderate.
The Army won't pay for The "T's" operations!
- Hitchensism - Thanks for being one the loudest supporters of me during the Iraq and Yugoslavia Wars, but why do you hate Israel?
- Cultism -
LITERALLY GONZALO!!!Falun Gong, Unification Church, and Happy Science, are all on the right side of history. But why are there some many Commie cultists such as Jim Jones?
- Helvetic Model - Switzerland is a
mortal enemy of new Americaisolationlandia ruled by cowards that somehow is a capitalist utopia on its own?... Oh well... it's still a pity you didn't wanna join NATO or G7. Gib Poland tanks for Ukraine.
Adversaries of Freedom™
- Ingsoc - This is why we must fight for freedom!
MY TRUE FORM! Teach me your ways with your surveillance, censorship, propaganda and wars!
- Socialism - I love to exploit leftist infighting (See Sino-Soviet Split or Tito-Stalin split for example) between socialists of different camps. You make it all too easy for me.
- Pol Potism - Operation Menu and Operation Freedom Deal go brrrr.
Hold up, Vietnamese are invading you? Here's my support!
- Marxism–Leninism - Awful. Just awful. What can I say about you? You aren't free to the people, you don't have free markets, you're cagey, you just... don't do anything good. You really think that communism can work on a large scale? Didn't work back then and it won't work now, especially not with me around. Good luck, idiot.
Thanks for giving me a reason to exist during the Cold War, though. Ah, I remember the good ol' days when the world was our little chessboard. Good times.
- Khrushchevism - "WE wIlL BurY yoU"? Haha! Collapse of the Soviet Union goes brrr.
- Brezhnevism - Even worse than the above. Although, we did have a brief detente in the 1970s.
- Juche - You're just a more insane version of him. Leave everyone alone and go away, you adorable little failure of an ideology.
- Alter-Globalism - Only MY kind of internationalism is the correct way, you are a fake.
- Marxism–Leninism–Maoism and Maoism–Third Worldism - What the f*ck?? Are you not just him again?
- Putinism - Well, I had my hopes before but you ruined it all with your invasions of Georgia and Ukraine. Now I know you're a dirty Soviet restorationist. Glory to Ukraine and may the Free World bring your downfall!
- Fourth Theory - What the fu... You're his brain aren't you?! There's nothing redeemable about you. Unipolarity is coming back, baby! You spout so much crap about Western liberalism, but I can send my B-2 bombers over to Moscow once and your Eurasianist project turns into a big crater. Metaphysics won't save you from Article 5.
hm, actually you kinda seem like the other side of the coin to me. You want me dead as much as I want you, and we want to use the same methods. You can replace his role sufficiently.
- Anarcho-Communism - What. Are. You. Why do you exist? I don't think there's even a possibility that you could work, especially without a state. How do you expect to be communist without a state to distribute the wealth? You leave me at a loss for words.
- Revolutionary Progressivism - You are f*cking insane! Tearing down all of the Western World? Supporting Communist Dictators? Opposing my rule? Simply disgusting!
- Insurrectionary Anarchism - FUCK OFF TERRORIST! EAT MY DRONE STRIKE!
- Hoxhaism - Listen here you paranoid commie, I’m NOT gonna invade you.
- Posadism - I like nukes too but a nuclear war to establish communism? Not on my watch!
- Democratic Socialism - Oxymoron! And you call ME authoritarian. Man commies are a whole new level of stupid.
But Attlee was based ngl
- Japanese Communism - You filthy ungrateful commie! Why don't you like our help?!
- Nazism - War hawks like me were right about you and the pacifists were naive and stupid about your true nature. That’s why I defeated you. The Nuremberg trials were the best things that ever happened to you.
I will spare you if you become National Capitalists (which Barbie and Heusinger did)
- Isolationism - Open the country. Stop having it be closed.
- Paleoconservatism - Unlike you, I'm not racist and actually care about democracies around the world!
- Libertarian Conservatism - “If there is objection, you are achieving the objectives of Vladimir Putin... You are achieving the objectives of trying to dismember this small country, which has already been the subject of an attempted coup.”
- Orbanism - You're another NATO member who doesn't obey me. At least Erdogan is somewhat interventionist in call to arms.
- Socialism of the 21st Century - We coup whoever we want, deal with it! F*ck Chavez and Morales in particular!
- Kakistocracy - Covered himself in my oil! Brat!
- Indigenism - Why, yes, I did help steal more of your land and destroyed your way of life... And?
- Chavismo - F*ck you, socialist dictator! I will sanction and coup you.
- Khomeinism - Down with Iran, and down with Hezbollah!
Please forget about the Iran-Contra scandal.
- Jihadism (Post-9/11)-
- Left-Wing Nationalism and National Communism - Worse than most s*cialists due to complaining about "muh national identity".
- National Bolshevism and Strasserism - Even crazier than the previous guys.
- Reactionary Socialism - Interventionism for all the wrong reasons.
- Conservative Socialism - Just a more moderate version of the three above, but still really bad.
- Castroism - Embargo goes brrrr.
Ignore me bringing you to power in 1959 when I got bored with Batista.Why don’t you just f*king die already REEEE!!!
- Guevarism - I helped capture and kill Che, cope.
- Hutu Power - See? This is what happens when we don't intervene!
- Marhaenism - Yeah, I helped overthrow you and aided Suharto in his mass murder of communists. What are you gonna do about it?
- Black Nationalism - You were a useful idiot in Haiti against Cuba but I still attacked you later on and Duvalier's Father Hated us. Also, we helped Idi Amin get into power but he got out of control and thought he could destroy The Britain. And Black Panthers got wrecked, too.
- Islamic Socialism - What an abomination.
- Anarcho-Pacifism - "Low life scum!"[Note 8]
- Anarcho-Capitalism - Anarchism is unpratical, buddy. Sorry not sorry. I don't care about your Anti Communism and Capitalism.
- Longism - An ACTUAL Commie-Fascist!
- Crusadism - I! AM! NOT! HIM! I fight for markets and liberty, not faith. Even my Christian followers (Pence, Italian DCi, etc.) acknowledge the need to cooperate with other faiths.
- Alt-Right - Stop calling me a ZOGBot and a Glowie, what the hell does that even mean!?
- Duterteism - You claim to hate communists, yet you simp for China, curious. At least we got rid of you and the Marcos era has returned.
- Miloševićism - You collapsed Tito's Yugoslavia, I don't even want to talk about what you did to Albanians as well as opposed Kosovo's independence. So yeah, you deserved the bombings.
- Xi Jinping Thought - Partially because of you, my already tense partnership with China which has lasted since Nixon and Kissinger shook hands with Mao and Zhou half a century ago has come to an end. One day we might go to war over Taiwan and the South China Sea, and the day will be a legendary one, indeed.
- Pinkieism and Vatnikism - COME AT ME ALREADY, F*CKERS.
- Manosphere - I hate wokes and I support Saudi Arabia, but why the f*ck shouldn't I hate ISIS, Taliban and Iran? They are terrorists who want to kill America. Also, Stop complaining about Women in my army.
- Left-Wing Populism - I DID NOT DO 9/11 AS A INSIDE JOB!
- Libertarianism - Don't you want Global Capitalism?
- Chomskyism - *Breathe in* I cannot understand how anybody can respect the reasoning of this poor man, in our country in particular. During the same days when Vaclav Havel was serving time in a communist prison cell because he advocated for basic democratic values, Chomsky was sitting around Boston cafes, penning articles in full support of Pol Pot's genocide in Cambodia. If the world continues to listen to the bullsh*tting of such people with an intellectual admiration, we will once again end up in gulags and concentration camps.
- Korwinism - Just another Russophile and Ron Paul's zanier younger brother. Your belief in a Capitalist utopia, admiration of Pinochet, and being fascinated by our Gun rights do not make up for it.
- Illegalism - Another terrorist, at least he isn't organized so will be easy to defeat.
- Avaritionism - Disgusting murderer, I hope the FBI will catch you soon.
- National Radicalism - Polish Anti-Semetic Chauvinists that support Iran!
Maybe if I could manipulate with my Anti-Communism, he may be a usefull idiot.
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Neocon Bald Eagle
- The World America Made by Robert Kagan
- The Jungle Grows Back by Robert Kagan
- Of Paradise and Power: America and Europe in the New World Order by Robert Kagan
- The Neoconservative Persuasion: Selected Essays, 1942-2009 by Irving Kristol
- Neoconservatism: The Autobiography of an Idea by Irving Kristol
- Two Cheers For Capitalism by Irving Kristol
- Neoconservatism: Why We Need It by Douglas Murray
- After the Neocons: America at the Crossroads by Francis Fukuyama
- Diplomacy by Henry Kissinger
- The Soul of Battle: From Ancient Times to the Present Day, How Three Great Liberators Vanquished Tyranny by Victor Davis Hanson
- Unholy Alliance: Radical Islam and the American Left by David Horowitz
- Hard Measures: How Aggressive CIA Actions After 9/11 Saved American Lives by Jose A. Rodriguez Jr. and Bill Harlow
- The Neocon Reader by Irwin Stelzer
- America Alone: The Neo-Conservatives and the Global Order by Stephen Halper
- Two Stars for Peace: The Case for Using U.S. Statehood to Solve the Middle East Crisis by Martine Rothblatt
- Vietnam: The Necessary War: A Reinterpretation of America's Most Disastrous Military Conflict by Michael Lind
- Atlantic Council
- Neoconservatism in the Czech Republic
- British Neoconservatism
- Neoconservatism in Japan
- Truman Doctrine
- Korean War
- Vietnam War
- Iraq War
- War on Terror
- War on Drugs
- North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO)
- Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)
- Secret Intelligence Service (MI6)
- United States Africa Command (AFRICOM)
- Military-Industrial Complex
- Southeast Asia Treaty Organization (SEATO)
Websites and media
- Superpower Broadcasting
- What is Neoconservatism? by The Right Report
- The Power of Nightmares by Adam Curtis
- The Entire History of the Cold War Explained The Life Guide
- The Vietnam War Explained In 25 Minutes The Life Guide
- America's Foreign Entanglement by Kraut
- Shut Up About NATO Expansion by Sarcasmitron
- He personally served during the 2nd Gulf War and the Iraq War.
- Gabbard personally served in the Iraq War and is a staunch supporter of the War on Terror. She was only opposed to regime changes in Libya and Syria.
- While maintaining friendly relations with Russia and China, Merkel supported the Iraq War and the War on Terror.
- This is believed to be likely as most founding members of the neoconservative movement were former Trotskyists. Nonetheless, the claim that neoconservative interventionism is influenced by the Trotskyist idea of permanent revolution is wrongly paleoconservative misinformation made against them by anti-semitic populists.
- Many neoconservatives (like George F. Kennan, Henry Kissinger and Zbigniew Brzezinski) often understood direct military interventions (Vietnam War, Iraq War) as counterproductive, instead prefering to use diplomacy and subversion to stop the spread of communism and advance America's soft power abroad.
- "My fellow Americans, I'm pleased to tell you today that I've signed legislation that will outlaw Russia forever. We begin bombing in five minutes." - Ronald Reagan.
- In reality, Pahlavi tried to nationalize British oil companies.
- A quote from John McCain.