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Social Authoritarianism is an economically center-left, authoritarian, and culturally variable ideology that advocates a strictly regulated capitalist economy with a strong welfare state and (sometimes) trade unions, but, unlike Social Democracy, has little to no democracy. It believes welfare must be implented though a strong state to work in the long run. And to combat political opponents too.

Variants

Authoritarian Democratic Socialism

Authoritarian Democratic Socialism (also known as Illiberal Workplace Democracy) is a variant of social authoritarianism that believes in democratic socialism, but believes that this should be implemented through an authoritarian government. The democracy usually comes from cooperatives managed by the state. An example of this would be Tito’s Yugoslavia. Alternatively, this variant could be interpreted as an authoritarian socialist regime’s way of gradually giving more democracy back to the workers in a kind of democratic transition. An example of this would be the USSR under Gorbachev.

Left-Social Authoritarianism

Left-Social Authoritarianism (also known as Socialist Social Authoritarianism) is a variant of social authoritarianism which shares a lot in common with left-social democracy. Social authoritarians of this nature favor a the implementation of a socialist economic system, usually as a long-term goal. Left-social authoritarians tend to support nationalizing key industries, trade unionism, state guidance of industry, and quite often embraced elements of workplace democracy. This can be seen with Mummar Gaddafi who pushed for worker cooperatives which he called "vocational partnersips" (albeit with a lot of state oversight through "revolutionary committees")[31] and one of the most generous welfare states in Africa. He would combine many of these reforms with elements of the Third Way later on. Nasser not only nationalized key industries, he also mandated that 1/4 of a company's board of directors be elected by the workers and implemented a welfare state that pacified most resistance to his policies; and he made it clear that socialism was the long-term aim of his policies.

Geo-Social Authoritarianism

Geo-Social Authoritarianism (also known as Social Authoritarian Georgism or Social Authoritarian Geoism) is the center-left to left-wing and culturally variable (though usually center-left) child of Social Authoritarianism and Social Georgism. Policies GeoSocAuths favor include:

The most notable example of this is Sun Yat-Sen Thought, especially later on as he and the KMT embraced authoritarian policies.

Illiberal Social Democracy

Illiberal Social Democracy is similar in many ways to social democracy but differs in that they support a constitution that gives wide ranging powers to the Chief Executive, allowing them to ignore the legislature if they desire, often to allow social and economic progress to be ushered in much faster being held back by democratic backlash. Two notable examples are Tridemism and Kemalism.

Police Labourism

Police Labourism is an ideology that advocates for universal healthcare, empowering unions, government regulation to protect small businesses, workers and consumers and, often, anti-communism. The same causes as SocDem with an exception to their view on the police, supporting expanding police power, more police on the streets and viewing crime as one of the key issues for any government to solve.

Progressive Social Authoritarianism

Progressive Social Authoritarianism is an economically center to left-wing and culturally left-wing ideology which combines social-democratic economics, authoritarian governance, and progressivism. Advocates see sociocultural progress as necessitating a powerful central government capable of social engineering (even if violent); they otherwise agree with regulated capitalism, a strong welfare state, and (usually) labor rights—often culminating in support for some brand of Corporatism. Kemalism, Tridemism, and Ba'athism are historic example of this; however, modern progressives with social authoritarian tendencies can fall into this category as well.

Liberal Social Authoritarianism

Liberal Social Authoritarianism is a variant of social liberalism which incorporates elements of Illiberal Democracy or Liberal Autocracy.

An example of this would be the FDR administration in the 1930s and 40s; he expanded political centralization, aimed to maximize the Democrat Party's influence through Machiavellian power politics, suppressed civil liberties, attempted to hijack the court system, and took on a corporatist approach to economics. This anti-pluralistic approach to politics was in stark contrast to the political pluralism associated with Liberal Democracy. World War II exacerbated these authoritarian tendencies. Woodrow Wilson and Lyndon B. Johnson also displayed these tendencies; the former suppressed voting rights for minorities while the latter cracked down on the anti-war movement.

In the modern day, the best example of "Liberal Social Authoritarianism" is the Trudeau administration in Canada. Although he belongs to the Third Way like most modern social liberals, Trudeau exhibits majoritarian authoritarian tendencies, including the suppression of indigenous communities, placing restrictions on civil liberties, censoring his right-wing opponents, and severely undermining press freedom. He has also used emergency powers to bust one of the largest wildcat strikes in Canadian history (the Trucker's Convoy).

Third Way Authoritarianism

Third Way Authoritarianism (also known as Neoliberal Social Authoritarianism) is an economically center-left to center-right, culturally variable, and statist ideology. Third Way Authoritarians synthesize Social Liberalism/ Social Democracy, Authoritarianism, and Economic Liberalism—blending commercialization, public-private partnerships, and other aspects of "neoliberal reforms" with wealth redistribution and (in some cases) unionization.[32] Most Third Way Authoritarian regimes are majoritarian authoritarian or liberal autocracies. Examples of this phenomenon include Pervez Musharraf of Pakistan and Thaksin Shinawatra of Thailand.

Social Fascism

Social Fascism (also called Actual Social Fascism or Unironic Social Fascism) is an economically center-left ideology and bastard child of Social Democracy and Fascism/ Third Positionism. Originally the label was a slur used by Marxist-Leninists against advocates of social democracy, believing their economic system got in the way of establishing a true dictatorship of the proletariat by settling for class collaboration. However, the label is also applicable to fascist movements and thinkers who were inspired directly by welfarist movements and ideas. Unironic social fascists of this nature add greater emphasis on left-wing populist causes, and welfare statism than other fascist movements (such as Nazism which was more hostile to the existence of a welfare state). Thus, unironic social fascism can be thought of as a literal synthesis of fascism and social-democratic economics. If treated seriously, there are two types of people who can be considered "social fascists":

  1. Fascists or fascistic movements who (at least publicly) synthesize the ideological aspirations of social democracy or social liberalism with their own (e.g., Peronism and Mosleyism).
  2. Self-proclaimed social liberals or social democrats with fascistic tendencies (i.e., Duterteism).

History

Germany

Main Articles: Bismarckism and Social Democracy

Brandtism - Willy Brandt was a German politician who was the leader of the Social Democratic Party of Germany from 1964 to 1987, the Chancellor of West Germany from 1969 to 1974 and the President of the Socialist International from 1976 to his death in 1992. He was known for his efforts to strengthen cooperation in western Europe through the EEC and to achieve reconciliation between West Germany and the countries of Eastern Europe, under the policy of (Neue) Ostpolitik. He is also known for the Kniefall von Warschau, in which he knelt and meditated while visiting a memorial to the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising.

During his tenure as Chancellor, his domestic reform programme had accomplished more than any previous programme for a comparable period, and by the end of his chancellorship, West Germany had one of the most advanced systems of welfare in the world. He was a fierce anti-communist, initiating the Anti-Radical Decree, In which people who were considered to be a member or aligned to an extremist organization, were banned from work as civil servants, as response to terrorism by the Red Army Faction. He was also known for his close ties to the United States and being supportive of American policies such as the Vietnam War and backing right-wing dictatorships in the Third World. The Brandt Report was also produced and became a recognised measure for describing the general North-South divide in world economics and politics between an affluent North and a poor South. He was also criticized by fellow Socialist International members for his authoritarian approach, in which Bernt Carlsson, the Secretary-General of the Socialist International at the time, rebuked him saying: "this is a Socialist International – not a German International".

Schröderism

Schröderism is the ideology of the former German chancellor Gerhard Schröder, who held the position from 1998 to 2005.

He had a highly pro-business platform, to the point many of his advisers (including one Peter Hartz) and cabinet members had ties to Germany's major companies. He pushed for welfare reform in an effort to reduce unemployment rates and spur economic growth. This culminated in Hartz IV, setting time limits for unemployment insurance and requiring benefits recipients to look for and accept jobs.

Schröder actively intervened in the economy in the interest of Germany's industrial and corporate leaders. He sought to protect Germany's automobile industry from the European Union's market liberalization policies through extensive subsidies. He abolished the capital gains tax, bailed out failing companies to save the economy from recesssion, undermined the country's trade unions by expanding labor market flexibility, balanced the budget, and promoted foreign investment—all in an effort to make Germany more internationally competitive.

As Chancellor he befriended Russian president Vladimir Putin. He advocated for Nord Stream 1 to increase the country's access to natural gas. Since the early 2000s, Schröder actively defended Russia whenever possible. More recently, he has opposed NATO's efforts to curtail Russia's inavsion of Ukraine.

Poland

Main Article: Left-Wing Nationalism and Paternalistic Conservatism

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Belarus

Lukashism is an center-authoritarian left and culturally center-right ideology that belongs to the belorussian president Alexander Lukashenko. He is noted for hating the West, the EU, and gay people. It is also Soviet nostalgist, preferring to speak Russian and flying the Soviet flag. Although, it's only a conservative socialist in aesthetics, since the economy is a state capitalist economy with a welfare state, or market socialist. Lukashism is anti-nationalistic.

Afghanistan

  • Mohammed Daoud Khan:

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Albania

  • Ramiz Alia: After Enver Hoxha died, Ramiz Alia took over as the head of the Party of Labour of Albania in 1985. His actions gradually transitioned the party away from Hoxhaism and toward social democracy. He liberalized the economy to some extent, allowing markets and private property while retaining the welfare state. In 1989, he implemented several political reforms, ending state atheism and dissolving the Sigurimi. In 1990, he declared the end of the one-party system and renamed the PLA to the Socialist Party of Albania, but Alia and his party stayed in power for two more years until he resigned from the presidency and the party leadership before the 1992 elections. Today, the Socialist Party of Albania is a typical social democratic party.

The United States

Main Articles: Social Liberalism, Bull Moose Progressivism and Longism

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Brazil

Getulism

Getulism was a center-authoritarian left, strongly paternalist, populist, and nationalist ideology based on the ideas of Getúlio Vargas (1882-1954), who ruled Brazil as a dictator from 1930 to 1945 and as an elected president from 1951 to 1954. It was heavily inspired by Castilhismo, the ideology of the former governor of Rio Grande do Sul Júlio de Castilhos (1860-1903), which held three basic tenets:

  • Rulers must be chosen based on their moral purity and not their popularity;
  • Partisan disputes must be eliminated, and instead virtue should be valorized;
  • The ruler should "regenerate society", and the State should direct its transformation and modernization.

Getulism was also inspired by Benito Mussolini's fascism during Vargas' time as a dictator, but shifted further to the left after WW2, becoming prominent in the Brazilian Labour Party. Getúlio believed in the creation of a strong centralized state led by a paternalistic figure, whose duty was to "morally regenerate society" through political reforms meant to uphold the well-being of the people. His policies featured an exacerbated populism centered around his image.

He saw the role of the State as an institution meant to guide the population toward a virtuous, modern society, using its authority and the collective interests to achieve general welfare. Under modernist principles, national prosperity was also an important objective, which should be achieved through the development of the industry. Getúlio also believed that labourism was an essential step towards a just society and that the benefit of the people through public services was a social obligation for those in power. His government has led to the first major advancements in labour rights in Brazilian history.

  • Socialismo moreno (English: "dark-skinned socialism") is the political doctrine adopted by Getúlio Vargas' followers since the 1950s, after his death. It is the heir of his legacy in Brazil; as such, it takes a lot from his ideas, like nationalism, developmentalism, economic interventionism, and labour rights. Its most famous figures are Leonel Brizola (1922-2004), João Goulart (1919-1976), and Alberto Pasqualini (1901-1960).

Geiselism

Geiselism is the ideology of the 29th president of Brazil, Ernesto Geisel. He assumed the presidency in 1974 during the Brazilian military dictatorship. His government caught the country in the middle of the 1973 oil crisis, but it still implemented state funding on social measures. Even though he helped to loosen authoritarianism, he still approved the persecution of the opposition.

Paraguay

  • Rafael Franco - He came to power after the overthrow of the Ayala government in 1936 and came out of power a year later. His government was marked by labor reforms, the creation of state-owned companies and banks, land reform and a base price for essential commodities. In March 1936, Franco banned all political parties and proclaimed that the February revolution will follow the totalitarian regimes of Europe.

Argentina

Main Article: Peronism

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Peru

Peruanismo (Peruvianism) is a left-wing ideology originally from Peru, based on the thought of former Peruvian president Juan Velasco Alvarado (1910-1977), during the first phase (1968-1975) of the military dictatorship called "Revolutionary Government of the Armed Forces" (1968-1980). This ideology arises with the October 3rd 1968 coup d'etat in Peru, ruling until August 29 1975, when another coup was done making Francisco Morales Bermúdez the de facto Peruvian president.

It believes in a political-economic system which would not be capitalist neither communist, while often accused of de facto being pro-Soviet and socialist-leaning; it's developmentalist and highly nationalist, with a strong state control over property and the creation of self-managed socialist cooperatives. Culturally, it promotes Peruvian culture even sometimes rejecting western culture. It's authoritarian and militaristic, rejecting both armed revolutions and multi-party elections; while it rejected political parties as a ruling methog, de facto it established a one-party state with SINAMOS (Sistema Nacional de Apoyo a la Movilización Social, "National System of Support for Social Mobilisation" in English) being de facto ruling party (while it was government agency rather than a proper political party). In foreign policy, it was neutral in the Cold War (while again de facto being somewhat pro-Soviet in foreign policy), and it supported other anti-imperialist movements in Latin America (like Allende's Chile, Torrijos' Panama, etc)

Palestine

  • Fatah - Fatah is a Palestinian party that emerged in 1965 (actually it emerged in 1959, but as a movement, not a party), which preaches a Social Democratic economy, Secularism and Militarism.

Tunisia

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Iraq

Main Article: Ba'athism

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India

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Thailand

  • Thaksin Shinawatra is a Thai billionaire, the founder of mobile phone operator Advanced info service and IT and telecommunications conglomerate Shin Corporation, a former police officer, the founder of Thai Rak Thai Party (TRT), who served as the Prime Minister of Thailand from 2001 to 2006. Thaksin ran on a populist platform and during his tenure launched programs to reduce poverty, expand infrastructure, promote small and medium-sized enterprises, and extend universal healthcare coverage.

Thaksin and his government did however show authoritarian tendencies on multiple occasions. He declared a "war on drugs" in which more than 2,500 people were killed and took a strong-arm approach against the separatist insurgency in the Muslim southern provinces. Thaksin also got his country involved in the Iraq War following the US-led invasion of Iraq. Thailand contributed 423 non-combat troops in August 2003 to nation-building and medical assistance in post-Saddam Iraq. Troops of the Royal Thai Army were attacked in the 2003 Karbala bombings, which killed two soldiers and wounded five others. However, the Thai mission in Iraq was considered an overall success, and Thailand withdrew its forces in August 2004. The mission was considered the main reason the United States decided to designate Thailand as a major non-NATO ally in 2003.

A citizens' movement against Thaksin, called the People's Alliance for Democracy or "Yellow Shirts", launched mass protests, accusing him of corruption, abuse of power, and autocratic tendencies.

Thaksin was overthrown in a military coup on 19 September 2006 and was barred from all political activity. He has continued to influence Thai politics from abroad through the Pheu Thai Party, as well as the United Front for Democracy Against Dictatorship or the "Red Shirt" movement which challenges the power of the Military Dictatorship and aims for greater democracy and justice in Thai politics. His younger sister Yingluck Shinawatra was the prime minister of Thailand from 2011 to 2014 until she too was ousted in a military coup.

Cambodia

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Philippines

  • Rodrigo Duterte - Duterteism is the economically center-left and highly authoritarian (debatably totalitarian) ideology of Rodrigo Duterte. He became president of the Philippines in 2016.

As president he fostered a cult of personality and promised to revive the lost glory of the Philippines and remove Marcos-era oligarchs, combining left-wing populist rhetoric with promises of a national revival. He launched an extensive anti-drug campaign in which he both utilized ruthless police measures and encouraged mob violence (as well as vigilante justice) to exterminate drug traffickers and non-violent users;[33][34] additionally, he proudly compared himself and his measures to Adolf Hitler and the Holocaust.[35] Duterte also pushed for censorship of his political opponents, culminating in him shutting down ABS-CBN.[36]

In terms of economics, he continued the Third Way policies of the PDP-Laban—promoting private-public partnerships, privatizing state assets, and enriching oligarchs friendly to his administration[37][38]—while strengthening the welfare state and for-profit public sector.

ROC/Taiwan

Main Article: Tridemism

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China

Main Articles: Tridemism and Marxist Feminism

  • Bo Xilai is a Chinese former politician who was convicted on bribery and embezzlement charges. Bo Xilai served as a member of the Politburo of the Communist Party of China (CPC) and Communist Party Secretary of Chongqing from 2007 until his arrest in 2012.

As Communist Party Secretary of Chongqing, Bo Xilai initiated a campaign against organized crime, increased spending on welfare programs, maintained consistent double-digit percentage GDP growth, and campaigned to revive Cultural Revolution-era "red culture". Bo's promotion of egalitarian values and the achievements of his Chongqing model made him the champion of the Chinese New Left, composed of both Maoists and social democrats disillusioned with the country's market-based economic reforms and increasing economic inequality.

From 2009 to 2011 Bo Xilai and Police Chief Wang Lijun oversaw the "Chongqing Gang Trials" (or "Dahei Campaign") in which a total of 4,781 suspects were arrested, including 19 suspected crime bosses, hundreds of triad members, and a number of allegedly corrupt police, government, and Communist party officials. The Chongqing Gang Trials were heavily criticized for their lack of due process and for the arrests of innocents for political gain and suppression of dissent.

As part of Bo Xilai and Wang Lijun's war on crime to maintain social and political stability in Chongqing, a major electronic surveillance operation that involved wiretaps, eavesdropping, and monitoring of internet communications was initiated with the help of Fang Binxing, the father of the Great Firewall. The eavesdropping operations did not only target local criminals, but also the communications of top Chinese leaders, including those of the CPC General Secretary Hu Jintao, as Bo Xilai tried to monitor nearly all central leaders who had visited Chongqing to better understand what they thought of him as he was set on being promoted to the Politburo Standing Committee of the Chinese Communist Party.

Bo Xilai's political fortunes would come to an abrupt end following the Wang Lijun incident, in which his top lieutenant sought asylum at the American consulate in Chengdu with information about the involvement of Bo Xilai and his wife Gu Kailai in the murder of British businessman Neil Heywood who had financial ties to the couple. In the fallout of the Wang Lijun Incident, Bo was removed as the CPC Committee secretary of Chongqing and was expelled from the Communist Party. In 2013, Bo was found guilty of corruption, and embezzlement, and was stripped of all his assets, and sentenced to life imprisonment at Qincheng Prison.

Basque Country

  • "Señor X"- Felipe Gonzaléz is a Spanish politician who was the General-Secretary of the Spanish Socialist Workers Party (PSOE) from 1974 to 1997 and Prime Minister of Spain from 1982 to 1996. Although he was a social democrat and governed democratically in most regions of Spain, in the Basque Country region he had a rather authoritarian attitude, where under the nickname "Señor X" he secretly created the "GAL", which were police death squads with the aim of destroying the terrorist organization ETA. The GAL became very infamous for murdering various political opponents and terrorizing the Basque population.

Zimbabwe

Emmerson Mnangagwa is the current President of Zimbabwe, former Vice President and former Minister of Defence, Justice, State Security, Rural Housing, former president of parliament and former guerrilla, in addition to being co-founder of "The Crocodile Gang", in which he committed several crimes, reason for his arrest in 1965-1975. He also helped Mugabe in the establishment of the Republic of Zimbabwe, being a member of ZANU. He is also accused of leading the Gukurahundi massacres, in which between 3,750-30,000 people died, even though he denies his participation, he said in an interview that the rebels were either insects or cockroaches and that the government should carry an insecticide. He was also accused of an attempted coup against Mugabe in 2007, but some analysts say this would discredit him and he remained in office.

When he came to power, he promised to serve all citizens, restore the economy and reduce corruption, he also promised to put Zimbabwe in a prominent position in the world. Under his rule, he compensated white Zimbabweans who lost their land under Mugabe, created a black indigenous entrepreneurship program, and in 2020, Zimbabwe had an economic freedom growth of 2.7 points in 2020, even a decline in 2022 ( the world at large as well). He has tried to improve relations with the EU, UN, Commonwealth and UK, but Biden's US imposes more sanctions for human rights harm. There was an assassination attempt in 2018 and there was repression against protests in 2019 because of the increase in fuel prices.

Georgia

  • Eduard Shevardnadze was a Georgian politician and diplomat who governed Georgia for several non-consecutive periods from the 1970s-1980s as the First Secretary of Georgian Communist Party of the Georgian Soviet Socialist Republic and as President of Georgia from 1995 until his resignation in 2003.

As First Secretary, Shevardnadze started several economic reforms, which would spur economic growth in the republic despite the nationwide economic stagnation that plagued the Soviet Union. In 1985, Mikhail Gorbachev appointed Shevardnadze to the post of Minister of Foreign Affairs and would play a crucial role in forming the Soviet's new foreign policy under the Gorbachev era. He negotiated nuclear arms treaties with the United States, helped end the war in Afghanistan, allowed the reunification of Germany, and withdrew Soviet forces from Eastern Europe and from the Chinese border. His western-friendly foreign policy put him at odds with Soviet hardliners who saw him as a sellout to the west.

In the aftermath of the Soviet Union's collapse in 1991, Shevardnadze returned to the newly independent Georgia and became the country's second 2nd head of the state in 1995. His presidency was marked by rampant corruption and accusations of nepotism as was the case in all post-communist countries of the former Eastern bloc at the time.

Shevardnadze also faced separatist conflicts in the regions of South Ossetia and Abkhazia and the first Chechen war which damaged Georgia's relations with Russia, which accused Shevardnadze of harboring Chechen guerrillas and in apparent retaliation supported Georgian separatists of the aforementioned separatist regions. Georgia-Russia relations were worsened by Shevardnadze's US-friendly foreign policy and strategic alliance with NATO which saw him as a counterbalance to Russian influence in the Transcaucasus.

Eduard Shevardnadze resigned following the 2003 Rose Revolution motivated by the rampant corruption in his administration and electoral fraud in the 2003 presidential election.

Kazakhstan

  • Kassym-Jomart Tokayev is a Kazakh politician and diplomat who is currently serving as the President of Kazakhstan since 12 June 2019 following the resignation of the country's former President and dictator Nursultan Nazarbayev.

Throughout his presidency, he has enacted several reforms including increasing workers' salaries, reducing corruption, abolishing capital punishment, and decentralizing the local government.

Despite some positive reforms Tokayev's government has maintained much of Nazarbayev's authoritarianism. This was seen during the 2022 Kazakh unrest, also known as "Bloody January", when a series of massive protests broke out in Kazakstan after a sudden sharp increase in liquefied gas prices following the lifting of a government-enforced price cap on 1 January 2022. The demonstrations quickly turned into violent riots, fueled by rising dissatisfaction with the government and economic inequality. Tokayev responded with a state of emergency and called for military intervention by the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) – a military alliance consisting of Russia and other former Soviet States. Tokayev ordered troops to use deadly force against protesters, authorizing instructions to "shoot to kill" without warning at anyone demonstrating, calling protesters "bandits and terrorists." Up to 227 people were killed and several thousand were arrested.

After a week of violent unrest and brutal crackdowns, President Tokayev promised reform and acknowledged public discontent over income inequality, and informed that the vehicle gas prices caps of 50 tenge per litre had been restored for 6 months.

Namibia

A term coined by the SWAPO party of Namibia, Socialism "with Namibian characteristics" is a deviation from the original Marxist-Leninist intent of the party. The party adopted Capitalism, but in 2017, the change to "Socialism" was made. However, many critics of the party describe this change as superficial and even claim that SWAPO espouses market fundamentalism and neoliberalism. Whether this ideologies actually constitutes socialism is debatable.

Tajikistan

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Turkey

Main Article: Kemalism

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Cultural Stance

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Personality and Character

SocAuth believes very much that welfare is something meant to be handled very seriously. He wants to do good with it but takes a very hardline, paternalistic, approach to the common citizens. He believes whatever he does will help the populace from poverty and improve national living standards no matter how good or bad it turns out, often giving him the impression of being ¨autocratic¨ and a strict, ¨always on the job¨ character. He likes to criticize other welfarist ideologies, but likes their intentions. He also hates far-left ideologies such as Marxism-Leninism, Maoism, Hoxhaism, and Italian Left Communism for their endless marxist dogma. He is critical of Neoconservatism of sabotaging him in various countries, though.

Stylistic Notes

  • His cultural and economic views tend to vary a lot, but he usually wants an economic model resembling that of Social Capitalism and State Capitalism. He pretty much doesn´t care much of other economic systems as long as they keep their regulations in check.
  • He can be seen eating ice cream with Patcon.

How to Draw

Ball design for Social Authoritarianism is based on Social Democracy, but with a black V-shaped pattern in the middle (in Polcompball this symbolizes authoritarianism, in reference to the Big Bro).

Flag of Social Authoritarianism
  1. Draw a ball
  2. Color the ball with red
  3. Add 2 black diagonal lines, projecting in a "V" shape
  4. Draw a white rose in the middle of the ball
  5. Add the eyes

You're done!

Color Name HEX RGB
Red #E10600 225, 6, 0
White #FFFFFF 255, 255, 255
Black #141414 20, 20, 20


Relationships

Friends

  • Welfarism - The carrot...
  • Authoritarianism - ...And the stick!
  • Longism - Good chap wants to share the wealth.
  • Bismarckism - My first iteration and a good man all around.
  • Monarcho-Socialism - The more moderate ones are basically me with a crowned monarch.
  • National Syndicalism - Regulate the unions!
  • Left-Wing Populism - Cool ideas, now embrace the state!
  • Kemalism - My republican son who established my ideas to the Middle East.
  • Tridemism - Based welfarism and authoritarianism. Shame that you lost control of the Mainland.
  • State Capitalism - Centralization of markets is based, just take the welfare pill already.
  • Welfare Chauvinism - Paternalism, Enlightenment, and Authority are good things the patriot should appreciate, although you are a bit too mushy with Xenophobia.
  • Saadehism - Good friend from Syria.
  • Arab Socialism, Ba'athism - Based social progressivism, anti-communism, and one-party dictatorship as the end goal. What's there not to like about you guys?
  • Titoism - One of the few based commies. There's a reason Yugoslavia had good healthcare standards.
  • Castroism - Same as above.
  • Social Corporatism - See tankies? We rebuilt Germany faster than Marxism. We don't need class struggle.
  • Peronism - Me but in Argentina!
  • Paternalistic Conservatism - Based, even though some of your modern followers are too democratic.
  • Illiberal Democracy - Best type of democracy ever existed.

Frenemies

  • Marxism-Leninism - Revolution? Communism? Cringe! But on the other hand many of my followers were revolutionaries (Atatürk, Sun Yat-sen, Robespierre, etc..) and I like Castro and Tito despite being Communists, also Velasco liked you and so does Lukashenko, but NO, I will not get Marx's approval because his theories are outdated and insane. Otto Grotewohl even willingly merged eastern SPD with KPD, but sadly Pieck killed many ex-SPD members.
  • Nordic Model - Way too moderate but Tage Erlander was based and I'm sure your Danish version will turn into me over time.
  • Juche - I like that you work with KSDP, but you treat them like a puppet and don't let them take control.
  • Social Democracy - The democracy part is kinda stupid. What if opposition undoes your progress and overthrows you? WEAK!
  • Democratic Socialism - You're doing a better job than your brother, but "democracy" part is still dumb.
  • Progressivism - Apparently he likes you. You're ok I guess.
  • Conservatism - Meh, sure, whatever.
  • Social Liberalism - Sometimes my old pal, to make sure everyone keeps their liberties we must protect liberty! By violating liberty
  • Neoconservatism - Truman and Mashall were based AF. The Marshall Plan was a brilliant idea to protect Europe from the rise of communism and it helped social authoritarian countries like Kemalist Turkey. However, you really need to stop attempting to coup every leader of the third world who tries to nationalize their country's resources for his people. What you did to Mosaddegh among others was unforgivable. At least Thaksin, Shevardnadze and Morawiecki like you.
  • Social Libertarianism - You're on thin ice.
  • State Liberalism - Capitalism and Authoritarianism are both pretty cool but calm it with neoliberalism a bit. I do admit that Thaksin is close to you.
  • Authoritarian Conservatism - We can be great partners except when you team up with neoliberals.
  • Authoritarian Capitalism - We both want an authoritarian capitalist government and share hatred for communism and democracy, but why do you hate poor people so much?! Some of your followers are better than most, however, like Lee Kuan Yew.
  • Batistaism - You had such promise but why did you ruin it all during your second presidency? I'm no commie but Castro was right to overthrow you.
  • Maoism - Mostly bad but Bo Xilai claimed to be you and Thai royalists accuse Thaksin of waging a Maoist People's war against the monarchy through the red shirt movement. Also, I have to thank you for giving Soong Ching-ling a position in China.
  • Dengism - Dismantled China's welfare state on a national level but at least some of your followers such as Chen Liangyu and Bo Xilai implemented welfare in the big cities.
  • Khrushchevism and Brezhnev Doctrine - The Soviet Union was cringe but the so-called "anti-revisionist" commies accuse you two of being me and you were indeed preferable to Stalin. Considering how Russia how turned out under Yeltsin it's no wonder why many Russians are nostalgic for the time when you were in charge. I also have to thank Khrushchev for recognizing the importance of neutral countries and supporting Nasser.
  • Network Monarchism - You got some neat ideas but why do you hate Thaksin?
  • Fascism - Look, I know we had a lot in common and I implemented your economics in Brazil and America. He tells me not to trust you because he will call me a "Social Fascist".
  • Imperialism - Most of my followers are on the left and fought to reclaim their homeland but Edward Colston and Chris Patten were based so I guess you ain't all bad.
  • Third Way - Civically and economically too moderate, but at least both Blair and Clinton increased police power. But Thaksin and Shevardnadze were perfect. And plus, political comprise could improve the economy.
  • Mandelaism - Too democratic and liberal for my taste but you did show admiration for authoritarian welfare states like Castroist Cuba and Gaddafi's Libya.
  • Liberal Democracy - Kind of cringe and the rejection of authority is bad, but some of my more democratic variants like Tridemism and Kemalism likes you.
  • Xi Jinping Thought - Based Shanghai lockdown, alliance with Duterte and your push for “Common Prosperity” sounds promising, but why did you have to purge Bo Xilai?!
  • Enlightened Absolutism - Well, if the monarch in question is enlightened enough to understand the value of welfare and social programs...

Enemies

  • Anti-Authoritarianism - Damn you! I gave you welfare, ain't that enough? You want freedom of speech and democracy, as well, you spoiled brat? Why do so many AntiAuths idolize Thaksin?
  • Italian Left Communism - As much as I despise Stalin, Mao, Hoxha, etc. I must admit they at least got things done unlike you. Also, you should stop saying that I am Marxism–Leninism!
  • Nazism - How about we send genocidal social darwinist scums like you to death camps?
  • National Capitalism - You too.
  • National Bolshevism - The ideology that ended Sanationism.
  • Brazilian Integralism - Galinha Verde you will get purged.
  • Neoliberalism - I dislike your presence. You hate the poor and impose your ideas on countries who don't you want your precious "economic freedom."
  • Libertarianism - Can't you see economic paternalism triumphs over economic liberalism?
  • Anarcho-Communism - Direct democracy? Anarchy? Marxism? Cringe! You're idiotic.
  • Anarcho-Capitalism - This is why I don't trust free markets.
  • Anarcho-Egoism - My opposite. Selfish moron who hates welfare.
  • Avaritionism-Same as above but worse.
  • Agorism - Stop selling drugs before I send in the death squads.
  • Marxism - Your theories are outdated and revolution is pure dogma. Plus, welfare does help the workers. And besides, you claim to dislike utopian theories but don't you find your final goal to end the state... utopian?
  • Spartacism - You had it comming. SPD did nothing wrong!
  • Trotskyism - World revolution is cringe.
  • Hoxhaism - Don't blame me, Hoxha, your tyranny is over and I shall lead Albania to glory. Shame Alia went towards democracy instead of staying in charge as a social autocrat.
  • Marxism–Leninism–Maoism - F**k you for trying to overthrow me in the Philippines, Turkey, and Peru, now get into your cells/gunpoint, terrorist scumbags! Prachanda Path is pretty based though.
  • National Democracy - Yes, Dmowski, I staged a coup and prevented you from getting to power. What you gonna do about it?
  • Yeltsinism - The Soviet Union was cringe but you made things way worse than before. One of the good things Putin did was take down you.

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Eduard Shevardnadze Documentary - წამი წამება წამიერება (2015)

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Notes

  1. While Rakhmon is conservative, he allowed both homosexuality and gender identity. He is also secularist.

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  1. Refers to people associated with traditional social-liberal or social-democratic parties with social authoritarian tendencies.
  2. Refers to social authoritarians who embrace cultural progressivism.
  3. Refers to advocates of social market economy or humanistic capitalism with authoritarian tendencies.
  4. Refers to advocates of the Third Way with authoritarian tendencies.
  5. At the 22nd Congress of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union, Nikita Khrushchev declared an end to the "dictatorship of the proletariat" and the establishment of the "all people's government".
  6. Tito and Castro are exceptions though.
  7. Alan García's government recognized the independence of the Republic of Kosovo and supported the overthrow of Muammar Gaddafi in Libya.
  8. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ostpolitik
  9. Duterte's violent populism, calls for a national resurgence, self-portrayal as a savior of the Filipinos, and corporatist flirtations while identifying as a social democrat lends itself to this label in a similar vein to Juan Peron.
  10. https://web.archive.org/web/20220309094530/https://www.philstar.com/business/2022/02/09/2159430/next-president-will-inherit-significant-economic-reforms
  11. Due to internal power struggles, especially pressures by groups like the Muslim Brotherhood, Mubarak often made concessions to religious groups in a similar way to Ba'athist regimes elsewhere. However, by the 1990s Mubarak was more willing to persecute "religious extremists" like the Muslim brotherhood.
  12. Liberal Autocracy in Egypt Brookings Institute
  13. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oslo_Accords
  14. In 2023 all political parties meaningfully opposed to Lukashenko were banned in Belarus.
  15. https://www.upi.com/Archives/1995/11/27/Belarus-leader-defends-Hitler-praise/9348817448400/
  16. "If people f******g work for a bowl of rice, like it was after WW2 and during, then the whole economy rebuilt".
  17. https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/j.1467-8292.1978.tb00797.x
  18. https://www.rferl.org/a/1064129.html
  19. Schröder subscribes to Heartland Theory, in which, if Germany unites with Russia ("The Heartland" or Eastern Europe), they would dominate Afro-Eurasia ("The World-Island", or Africa, Asia, and all of Europe") and the rest of the planet can be liberally exploited for resources, including the British Isles and Americas. In other words, both Germany and Russia would dominate global politics. Incidentally, this theory has inspired both Alexander Dugin and National Bolsheviks alike. As Chancellor, Schröder compelled his circles to study Prussia's relationship with Russia under Bismarck to show how tenable this theory is.
  20. While he initially supported NATO membership and several interventions, he opposed the Iraq War and aiding Ukraine against Russia.
  21. Schröder advocates for keeping Germany an export-oriented economy, propping up local industries to boost Germany's global competitiveness, while reducing so-called "unfair advantages" other countries have over them. His commitment to ensuring Germany's economic dominance on the global stage reflects his mercantile orientation. He has also praised Trump's protectionist policies.
  22. "Europe: The Third Way/Die Neue Mitte" by Tony Blair and Gerhard Schröder
  23. „Finde ich richtig“ – Schröders überraschendes Trump-Lob
  24. There are several conspiracy theories circulating in Thailand that Thaksin Shinawatra was the reincarnation of King Taksin the Great, who seek revenge towards the Chakri Dynasty for overthrowing him during the Thonburi era
  25. Only during his 1st Presidency
  26. w:Michael_Bloomberg#Mayor_of_New_York_City
  27. w:Black_January
  28. Only in his final years.
  29. https://journals.open.tudelft.nl/iphs/article/download/2722/2933/7660
  30. Despite Francisco Morales-Bermúdez's coup d'etat in 1975, the government would not officially abandon its leftist agenda until early 1976, and even after that, the Velascoist economic model partially remained although somewhat more capitalist.
  31. Libya – the development of the Qadhafi [Gaddafi regime] by Jon Bearman, Marxists Internet Archive
  32. Many examples of this ideology suppressed union activity, including Musharraf who criminalized them.
  33. Duterte’s Violent Populism: Mass Murder, Political Legitimacy and the “Death of Development” in the Philippines, Journal of Contemporary Asia
  34. Duterte’s Dozen: Concerns rise over vigilante mobs in the Philippines, CNBC
  35. Philippines President likens himself to Hitler, CNN
  36. Duterte admits using 'presidential powers' vs ABS-CBN, CNN Phillipines
  37. The economics of the Duterte administration, Third World Network Berhad
  38. Duterte-Dominguez Duo Accelerates Neoliberal Transformation of The Philippine Economy, Focus on the Global South