One-Nation Conservatism

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One Nation Conservatism aka One-Nationism or Tory Democracy is an economically and culturally center-left to center-right ideology. Similar to Paternalistic Conservatism and Christian Democracy, it advocates the preservation of established institutions and traditional principles within a political democracy, combined with economic and social programs that benefit the working class. It believes that society develops in an organic way instead of engineering. Founded by UK Prime Minister, Benjamin Disraeli in the 1840s. After the post-war consensus in 1945, it became the prominent ideology of the Conservative Party. Up until the leadership of Margaret Thatcher in the late 70s, which moved the party towards Neoliberalism.


19th Century

The term, One-Nation Conservatism, has been around since Benjamin Disraeli declared in 1837 that “the Tory party, unless it is a national party, is nothing”. In his book, Sybil, or The Two Nations, published in 1845, Disraeli suggested that the rich and poor were “as ignorant of each other’s habits, thoughts, and feelings, as if they were dwellers in different zones, or inhabitants of different planets” - and therefore were two separate nations.

20th Century

The meaning of One-Nation Conservatism has “changed confusingly over the years. In the late 19th century, Disraeli’s successor, Lord Salisbury, altered the meaning to uniting the kingdom, rather than the classes. Then, in the 1940s, the term was reinvented for the age of the welfare state, to refer to a new form of Conservative paternalism.

Margaret Thatcher abandoned One Nation Conservatism, preferring Chicago economics over Keynesian welfarism.

21st Century

The group published a written declaration, explaining its values:
Values of the group

What is #OneNation Conservatism?


One-Nation Conservatism advocates the preservation of established institutions and traditional principles within a political democracy, in combination with social and economic programmes designed to benefit the ordinary person.


Young England

Young England was a Victorian era political group with a political message based on an idealised feudalism: an absolute monarch and a strong Established Church, with the philanthropy of noblesse oblige as the basis for its paternalistic form of social organisation.


One-Nation Conservatism is often shown as paternalistic and is willed(obligated) to help the ones who are "under" him (though he does not like the idea of the lower class becoming socially "equal" classes). Besides these traits, he is a gentleman who is always polite and tries to understand others' views. His favorite term is noblesse oblige. He has a british accent as well.

How to Draw

Symbol of One-Nation Conservatism

The design of One-Nation Conservatism is based on the logo of the Tory Reform Group, an organisation that follows One-Nation principles.

  1. Draw a ball.
  2. Fill in with white.
  3. Draw a light cyan border inside the ball.
  4. Draw the letters TRG in indigo.
  5. Draw in the eyes.

You're done!

Color Name HEX RGB
Turquoise #6dfdf4 109, 253, 244
Royal Blue #6167b0 97, 103, 176
White #ffffff 255, 255, 255




  • Social Democracy - Just another levelling down socialist but your welfare state is a key British tradition so I shall defend it.
  • Third Way - Milliband’s ‘One-Nation Labour’ was ok enough, but New Labour was just woke neoliberalism.
  • Conservative Socialism - Your social views seem somewhat good. However, Brar and Galloway support Britain’s enemies- opposing Scottish separatists is an honourable exception though. The socialism part goes a bit too far for me as well.
  • European Federalism - A decent partner, though I’m not too sure about this ‘federal Europe’ nonsense, especially if Britain is a part of it.
  • New Liberalism - Anti unionist, anti capitalist libtards. Wait you executed all leaders of the Irish rebellion and quickly sent troops to protect the union? Maybe you're not that bad.
  • National Conservatism - You make good points but pipe down chap.
  • Cultural Nationalism - Only good if you accept a single British culture.
  • Protestant Theocracy - Protestantism is an important part of British tradition- but no sectarianism, thank you very much.
  • Catholic Theocracy - He is our state religion and will remain so, but I suppose you can practice your beliefs in private, as long as you’re not him.
  • Absolute Monarchism - God save the King, but most of us (apart from Young England) think Parliament should be sovereign.
  • Illiberal Democracy - I respect democracy, but once elected a leader must evade corruption.
  • Nordic Model - Great ideas though way too pro labour for my liking.
  • Labour Party - I may not like them, but they're still worthy opponents. We share similar sentiments but you lack the conservative side.
  • Liberal Conservatism - Major and Cameron both claimed influence from me and May served as Dave’s Home Secretary. Cool it with the Austerity and Pro-Europeanism though.
  • Bojoism - Also claimed to be influenced by me, though I hardly think breaking the same lockdown rules he imposed on the British public is very ‘One-Nation’.
  • Social Capitalism - Keith Joseph helped Maggie get rid of me, but we have become friendly recently. My modern ‘followers’ are basically you.
  • Liberal Democrats - We used to be very tense, but in recent decades, I've found you quite amendable, and May was culturally moderate. We both oppose Corbyn. Shame you’re a neolib Eurofederalist.
  • Conservative Liberalism - Churchill was great, especially in his second term, but Maggie and Truss are damned cheapskates with no regard to public needs.
  • Fiscal Conservatism and Traditionalism - Balanced budgets and old traditions can work well, but we cannot be seen as the ‘nasty party’…


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