Fear Nothing But God Political Compass & Ideologies
  • I just stumbled across an excellent TL called Fear Nothing But God by @Major Crimson with a divergent political compass and a whole chart of unique ideologies!

    This is actually the first thing I made and uploaded set in the FNBG-verse, its slightly outdated with references to the "United Commonwealth" so it needs a little amending but I'm still really happy with it. It gives a breakdown of modern TTL politics and a little backstory on the post-revolution world.
    A Rundown of Major Ideologies

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    Note: I hope this should add some depth whilst also actually explaining what these things are! This took me an awfully long time to finish and I do now realise its a bit of a monolithic block but hopefully the little rundowns should be interesting and explain just what's going on in FNBG's politics circa 2020
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  • Neo-Conquistadors: A foreign military action and form of irredentism originating in Spain during the 19th century to the 21st Century. Ever since the collapse of the Spanish Empire in America, Spain wanted to reconquer it’s former colonies, and reform the Spanish Empire. When the Carlists took over, this saw an increase of Spanish private military actions in Latin America, called “Neo-Conquistadors”. Like the conquistadors of the past, and American equivalent, the Filibusters, these sell-sword adventurers cause insurrections in various Latin American countries, including Argentina, Gran Colombia, Central America, Peru, and Mexico, and conquering territory in the name of Spain. Although these Neo-Conquistadors are motivated by glory, riches, and god, it also stems from a Spanish Irredentist Nationalism, seeking to reestablish Spain as a “Empire where the sun never sets”. The most successful venture of Neo-Conquistadors was the Reconquest of Mexico. During the American Civil War, France and Spanish Neo-Conquistadors took over Mexico and Santa Domingo. After the independence of the CSA, the Neo-Conquistadors reestablish Mexico as New Spain. In the 21st Century, Neo-Conqustidors took advantage of the Gran Colombian Conflict, against FARGC, and began the continuing Reconquest of Gran Colombia, which has stalled due to FARHC and the Grand Colombian government forming a united front against the Neo-Conquistador threat.
    Many Ideologies by Alexander The Average
  • So I have a whole bunch of timeline ideas that I plan out, but never get round to writing, and in them various ideologies, movements and worldviews arise that need a bit of context to explain.

    Recently, I've been planning a timeline where the PoD is a White Russian victory in the Russian Civil War that explores the impact that has on world Jewry. To put it mildly, things are not great. The victorious Whites initiate a massive wave of antisemitic persecution that leads to large numbers of Russian Jews migrating. Similar things happen in the Baltic and the Intermarium (which covers Poland, Lithuania and large parts of Ukraine) due to concerns over Jewish migrants and because hating Jews is one of the few things that the Polish and Ukranian nationalists agree on). Concerns over large scale Jewish immigration, Red Scareism, the rise of Fascism and nationalist revanchism and good old fashioned European antisemitism also lead to waves of antisemitism throughout the rest of Europe, whilst Britain and the US enact harsh immigration restrictions. This only gets worse following the Great Depression and the outbreak of a second great European War (Russia and Germany versus France and Poland, with Britain and Italy on the sidelines waiting to see who to join). As a result there is a very large exodus of European Jewry who settle across Latin America, Africa and Asia.

    Here are some ideas that I have for the evolution and development of various tendencies and currents in Jewish identity that emerge during the mid to late 20th Century in the aftermath of the Second Diaspora.

    Neozionism/New Wave Zionism: A product of the Jewish experience during the Second Diaspora. Their main point of departure from mainstream Zionism is revising Herzl's thesis that Gentile culture is inherently incompatible with Jews and that the only solution is a Jewish state or homeland, preferably in Palestine, that can allow Jews to develop as their own nation separate from Gentile rule. Instead they argue that it is European culture that is incompatible with Judaism on the grounds that Jews has an inherently "Afro-Asiatic" culture. As such they argue that Jews should reject European civilisation and stand in solidarity with the colonised people of Africa and Asia. They tend to have an idealised view of Jewish tolerance in Africa and Asia; citing the long history of peaceful coexistance between Jews and Muslims, the conversion of the Turkic Khazars to Judaism and the presence of various Jewish and Jewish-adjacent communities across Africa and Asia as proof that Jews are a people belonging to Africa and Asia. Following the South African Revolution some advocate for migrating there as a new Jewish homeland and to support the vanguard of the revolution against European Colonialism.

    Pan-Semitism: A closely related movement that primarily stresses Arab-Jewish Unity, though there are also those who include Ethiopians and broader Afro-Asiatic cultures as well. Seen by some as the North African wing of the Neozionist movement. They're somewhat more in line with mainstream Zionism in their strong preference for a return to Palestine, albeit as part of a bi-national or even pan-Arabic project, and are firm believers in turning the Levant into a "bulwark of Asiatic Civilization against European Barbarism". Some are also Cannanists who wish to restore a particular Hebrew national identity in Palestine that is neither Jewish nor Arabic (or possible both).

    Mizrahi Baathism: A current among Jews living in Arabic countries which stresses their Arabic cultural identity and views the Mizrahi as being Arab who happen to be Jewish. As such they tend to support pan-Arabism and believe that the Jewish communities in Arabic countries, especially new Ashkenazi immigrants, should assimilate into Arabic culture.

    Bene Avraham: A movement that can best be described as the Islamic version of Messianic Judaism. A syncretic mixture of heterodox sections of the Jewish Reform Movement (particularly drawing on the work of Ignác Goldziher), misplaced Islamophilia and Jewish national/cultural revivalism. The basic gist is that they accept Muhammad as the final prophet and the Quran as the true and uncorrupted word of God, whilst also holding that the Jewish people as an ethnic group have a particular role to play in God's plan and that they should preserve Jewish culture, traditions and heritage, insofar as it is compatible with Islam, such as the revival of Hebrew and practicing certain Jewish religious festivals and rituals. There is a division within the community over the status of the Talmud/Oral Law, with some taking a Neo-Karaite stance of rejecting it as a human innovation and others believing that it can serve as a legitimate source of law (though with many disagreements over whether it is inferior, equal or superior to Hadith). The Bene Avraham have a following among Jewish converts to Islam, various Jewish-adjacent cultures (such as the Lemba people), Muslim communities who coexist with and have strong ties with existing or extinct Jewish communities (the Banu Israil in India, Kaifeng Muslims and various Levantine/Palestinian Muslims sympathetic to Pan-Semitism or the view that Palestinians are the Arabised descendants of ancient Hebrews), various Black Hebrew and Heterodox Muslim movements in North America (Moorish Science Temple types) and various anti-Colonial social movements who view Christianity as a fundamentally White/European/Colonial religion in contrast with Islam and Judaism that are seen as more authentically African and Asian.
  • Martianism: After the Martian World War, which was part of the greater Human wars (On Mars called "The great war of the heavens"), modern terran society broke apart on Mars, leaving it in a state of warlords who at a technological leven are between the stone till iron age (even though some bigger ones also have very few leftovers from the Terran age, which is called the Dark Era of Knowledge). Among those warlords there was a man who at terran times already knew that there will be a new beginning, obsessed with strenght, revolution, genetics, human evolution, Ancient Rome, Sparta, Egypt, China... and most of all, the obsession of a new, better human race. Thus, the man made plans, he genetically rebirthed himself as many times as he needed to become it... it being perfection in human flesh, he studied man himself, his way of thinking, his dreams, his fears, but most of all... its potential. He became smarter than everyone before him, stronger than everyone before him and more radical... than everyone before him. And when the lights of of the atom blitzed the heavens, he saw a revelation, as him, on top of the throne of all, with the worlds, heavens and beyond knelling before him, now he knew what he had to do...

    Mars, which was hit the hardest, thanks to being a small and weak planet, while Venus - Mercury, Earth - Moon were strong and independent systems, while the outer alliance of Jovian, Saturnian, Uranian, Neptunian and Tychenian (planet 9 in this TL is confirmed) was neutral. Mars on the other hand fell in chaos, and in this chaos, he, now declaring himself simply as "Þe First", started the reunification of Mars under his army of genetic warriors. Brining hope, stability and a strong power back to the Martians. As of right now, he's almost done with the unification wars and starts to look to the stars, where he still sees his destiny... waiting for his golden throne above the heavens....

    So now th the actual ideology! Thanks to Þe First extreme interest in ancient civilization and the human mind/genetics, martianism can be described as a system where one perfect being rules over all, trying to reform humanity into a new race, brining forth it's full potential. Thanks to the strong eugenics, fanatism and the survival of the Martian people on this weak planet, martianism also evolved as a Martian supremacist idea, with the idea that the Martians proved themself to be the rightfull ruler of humanity, thus moving the capital of the then build Human empire to Mars. Destroying the cultures of old and starting strong eugenics on the non-Martian worlds. Martianism is also pretty religious. Because Þe First made himself into a (almost) immortal, super smart and strong demigod, it is thought that he is the patron god of humanity, choosen by the ancient ways of heaven and beyond to rule it, thus it is illegal to doubt his word. on a economic view martianism can be viwed as a state protected social democratic capitalist economy, with strong unions and good worker conditions, thus also the lifestyle is pretty good (as long as you always try to improve youself and not doubt Þe First). A major point of martianism is extreme xenophobia towards aliens (which haven't been found yet, but give it time), calling humanity to conquer the entire universe and the dimensions beyond and below it, (they strill try to figure out the dimension thing, they also try to found alternate universes to also conquer).

    To summarize, martianism is a Marscentric, xenophobic totalitarian, genetic system where one "perfect" being is worshipped as a God-Emperor of Mankind. Where conquest and the genetic (and cultural) improvemt of the human race is always first. And they also have a worker friendly economic system with free school and healthcare. Also very environment friendly, trying to find a good balance of farming, industry and preserving nature, of course all under the guidance of...

    Þe First...
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  • Additional current in Second Diaspora Jewish though.

    Sephardism: The view that Sephardic Judaism represents a more authentic/superior expression of Jewish civilisation than Ashkenazi Judaism, which is seen as stunted and tainted by European culture and oppression. A lot is made of comparing an idealised cosmopolitan and sophisticated medieval Sephardic culture against the segregated, superstitious and insular Ashkenazim; the Splendours of Sepharad versus the Ghettoes and Shtetls of Ashkenaz. As such it supports Ashkenazim adopting and assimilating into Sephardic culture and practices and support the use of Ladino and Ladino literature over Yiddish. There's a lot of overlap with Mizrahi Baathism, Neozionism and Pan-Semitism and the return of Jewish civilisation to its Afro-Asiatic roots.
    Societal Nationalism & Promethean Colonialism
  • Some alternate ideologies from a world where 1848 was a success for most of the people involved:

    Societal Nationalism

    A middle ground between civic and ethnic nationalism, and somewhat of a 19th century version of OTL left wing nationalism, societal nationalism was born out of the left wing of the romantic nationalist movement. The main difference between ATL societal nationalism and OTL romantic nationalism, is that societal nationalism views the nation as being made up of several closely related yet diverse and varied peoples, each one of them having been shaped by history in a form suitable to their own corner of the land - therefore, this diversity and variety should be protected, rather than erased.

    Societal nationalism, in this alternate 19th century, was most popular in those countries that made up the Mazzini-led Young Europe alliance, even though Mazzini himself was ambivalent at best towards it; indeed, it was born not as a coherent ideology, but - just like most things in Italy at the time - as an ad hoc compromise between the various drivers of Italy's unification process, facilitated by Maria Antonia Cattaneo. [1]

    [1] ATL daughter of Carlo Cattaneo and his OTL partner, Anna Woodcock; she closely followed her father's footsteps in education and philosophy and, while her gender prevented her from serving in the Italian government in any capacity, she nonetheless acquired a reputation as philosopher and writer rivaling, if not surpassing, that of her father.

    Promethean Colonialism

    Yet another ad hoc ideology born out a compromise, this time between the advocates of colonialism and those who wanted no part in it, Promethean colonialism is an exercise in altruism and selflessness as justified and motivated by cold, hard realpolitik: in the first decades of its existence, the Young Europe block had made a lot of enemies, due to having been forged out of the corpses of the Habsburg and Romanov realms, and those enemies were about to go commit human rights abuses elsewhere in the world for fun and profit.

    Profit that would've surely been used against Young Europe, so what's a fledgling alliance to do, especially when a sizeable part of it doesn't want anything to do with colonialism? Give fire to humanity, so to speak - that is, build up select African and Asian countries against the coming menace through medicine, weaponry and so on, in much the same way the OTL Soviet Union went on and on about anti-imperialism. Just like with Soviet crypto-imperialism, local leaders were encouraged to adhere to the aforementioned societal nationalist ideology in order to get what they wanted, with the relatively inclusive nature of it giving birth to several dozen versions of societal nationalist thought in Africa and Asia.

    Promethean colonialism could and did fall into some of the same traps of OTL communism and imperialism, and it eventually provided the casus belli for the Great War, but its success stories provided Young Europe with a set of allies not to be trifled with, leading to the defeat of the Old Monarchies.
    Sephardi Zionism
  • Sephardi Zionism:

    Zionism OTL, up until the Begin era, was dominated by left-leaning Ashkenazi Jews of a secular persuasion. They aimed at creating a new type of Jew in Palestine: one that labored, spoke Hebrew, defended the country, and valued his country more than his religion. Many of them viewed both religious Ashkenazim and Middle Eastern Jews with contempt. They wanted to create a state that emulated European norms, including racism. If Israel was founded by Jews from the Middle East, Israel would be more "Jewish" and less "Israeli". There would be less pressure to speak Hebrew, and tensions between secular and religious Jews would most likely be less prevalent. I can't speak to racism towards Arabs, or the prevalence of capitalism from the very beginning of Israeli history, but I think Israel would aim to be more integrated with its neighbors rather than emulate the West.
    Suebism New
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    Suebism the believe that quote ‘Since death is inevitable then we should worship it making part of God inseparable from his holy design make the horsemen death,God’s gift upon this sorrowful life of dread. ‘The believers of This ideology think they death is a mercy compared to life a gift given to them by God and his horesemen death. They pratice a very extreme form of asceticism where they only are allowed to eat 1600 calories maximum and many often join the armies of nation to give the mercy of death. The economic beliefs of this ideolgy vary from social democratic to keynesian to austrian they’re civic beliefs are also varied from anarchist viewing the state as idolatry and a false god to believers of democracy to totalitarian theocrats believing in an ultimate submission of the state and peoples to God. But they all are united in their shared belief that
    ‘Death is not to be feated but worshiped as an inseparable and integral part of God.
    This ideology became a major one in a world where england converted to calvinism gradually evolving into what could be simplified as
    ‘Worship of the Judeo-Christian God as Death deity’
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    Appalachian National Liberation New
  • Appalachian National Liberation

    In a timeline I'm working on J. Edgar Hoover suffers an aneurysm shortly after JFK's assassination, which results in Robert Kennedy being appointed head of the FBI to kick him upstairs. As a result of this the FBI's resources are shifted towards tackling organised crime and away from cracking down on political dissidents, particularly Civil Rights activists. As a consequence of this various revolutionary currents of the New Left, particularly the Maoist-influenced New Communist Movement and the Black Panthers and Rainbow Coalition continue to grow and coalesce into a revolutionary United Front. By the time the US government begins to crack down on them they've become entrenched enough that they're able to carry on armed struggle underground and as a result the US in the 80s and 90s, concomitant with the anti-government shift in the far-right and the increasing rates of crime and mass incarceration, undergoing a period of protracted political violence akin to the Years of Lead or The Troubles.

    One of the consequences of this is that the Young Patriots Organization continues to grow in influence and eventually filters back to Appalachia. During the 80s and 90s they fight a guerilla war against the Federal Government, KKK and local landlords and bosses. As a consequence of this struggle they begin to develop a theory that sees Appalachians as a colonised and exploited nation under American Imperialism, adding the struggle for Appalachian self-determination to their platform and rebranding as the Young Appalachian Patriots.
    Russian Russian despotism New
  • Russian despotism.

    Russian despotism is an ideology created in the Russian Empire at the beginning of the 20th century, and which is a predecessor of Eurasianism as political-social thought (and other areas).
    Developed by Iosif Vissariónovich Dzhugashvili (nicknamed "Koba" around the time of 1900s) in November 1903, Russian Despotism was a product of a series of unpredictable factors.
    1-Koba gaining power within the Russian socialist organizations in the absence of the leadership of Vladimir Lenin.
    2-Koba gaining power within the Tsarist power structures due to his affiliation with Tsar Nicholas II.
    3-The Russian Empire was going through a transition stage, from a feudal society to a more industrialized one, unable to achieve the development of full communism, so previous phases were still needed (as Koba and other socialist thinkers of the time would express) .
    Iosif Koba would be an outsider, very socialist for the nobility, very nationalistic for some socialists, and a fairly broad theorist for most of the peasant population, but still managed to become a central and popular figure within the Russian Empire. The Russian Despotism created by the Koba group would include elements:
    Russia needs its own way, the feudal system is destined to fall but cannot be directly replaced, it needs the "Catherine II Model" or an enlightened despotism. Russian Despotism then merges:
    1-Socialists: As a socialist, Koba could not avoid his roots, thinking that there were many reforms necessary for the life of the Russian worker. Labor rights, independent unions or at least with some autonomy, labor democracy, etc.
    2-Liberals: Constitutional reforms, more similar to the German Empire than to a democratic-parliamentary model like the British one, but the ideas of a German-style constitution were still quite liberal for the Russian Empire.
    3-Nacionalists: Russia is not ready for socialism as Marx describes it, and Russia is not suitable for democracy. Because Russia lacks the democratic traditions of Western Europe (see France or the UK), Russia is its own civilization instead. The civilization of Russia is both Eastern (related to the Turkic and Mongoloid peoples) and Western (based on the Slavic roots of the Russian people but also on their relationship with the Eastern Romans-Greeks, Scandinavian-Germanic and others).
    Koba also never wanted the separation of the Russian Empire into independent states, so although he opposed Russification, he preferred the model of the Grand Duchy of Finland. Parts of the Russian Empire with certain levels of autonomy.
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    Gothicism is a christian theocratic ideology focusing on the elimation of ones own emotions,desires,goals,etc to be completely amd utterly subserviant to the state. They have a calvinist theology of all people being already decided on hell or heaven without choice and so all are slaves to God. They also want to settle mars seeing as a “New Holy Land” free from the sins and taint of humankind. They believe in a keynesian economic model and are fierce militarist. They came to power after the collapse of the Soviet Union as a result of a violent backlash against atheism and secularism in general thus making many former atheist now fanatic fundementalist clerics and soldiers. They’ve lauched crusades against Iraq,Iran,Afganistan,and Syria.
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    Todism beliefs that in order to truely connect with God you must become more than human with the help of technology. Examples include implanting your very brain with a super computer chip to raise your inteligince by 400%,replacing your very organ with advanced machinery,or uploading your mind to a Robotic body. Many of the adherents of this ideology favour a Centre-Right economic policy that includes a moderately free market with regulation to keep their products safe for public use. Their symbol is a skull symbolising that even at their most bare God’s creations are still beutiful. They believe that inteligince is God’s gift to mankind that allowed to rise from the evolutionary arms race as the new dominant species. This ideology became popular in Mars,Jupiter,and Venus 20 years after they were colonized and terraformed. The inhabitants of these planets of abrahamic faith formed this ideology as a way to cope with the extreme and often hellish conditions of these planets which made them form a science feitishist version of abrahamic religions which worked along with other secular or non-abrahamic religion scientist to make their planets very technologically adavanced and found the ‘Wissenschaft In Allen Denn Alle Sind Miteinander Verbunden’ institute. They are very flexible in their goverment and usually believe in whatever goverment their homeland believes in wether anarchy,minarchy,democracy,or despotism the civic beliefs of these people are very diverse.
    Transcendentalism New
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    Transcendentalism is an ideology which advocates for every citizen to have a microchip in their brains to moniter their every action,the implemantion of a cctv camera in every house hold,and killing political dissenters by pouring liquid gold into their mouth. That also advocate for every single industry to fall under the purview of the goverment and all bussiness to be nationalized. They also believe in the settling of the moon as a place to be considered a new land untainted by the evils of indivituality. They also believe in the extermination of all religion. With those believing in religion being either executed on the spot or bespared in return for
    ‘Pleasures of The Flesh’. They also believe in state mandated ‘Breeding Facilities’ where two people of the opposite sex would have as much intercourse as possible to produce as many babies as possible.They also believed in distributing free pornography to the public as a form of ‘Bread and Circuses’. They gained power in China after the tianmen square massacre convinced the party that they needed to partake in more‘Extreme Measures’ in quelling dissent.
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  • Romanpapism/Pan-Romanism:

    Italy is the successor of the Roman Empire and the Western Empire. Constantine the Great donated the West to his holiness the Pope and Italy is what remains of the Western Empire. His holiness is the rightful ruler of Italy. The Pope has superiority over the Gothic usurper of Sardegna-Piedmont.

    With the Eastern Empire gone, Italy is the last remains of the Roman Empire against Russian and Turkish usurpers.

    Basically Christian-Nationalism in Italy, closely resembling Iran post Shah. The pope and the Curia are the rulers of Italy, protecting the Roman Church and Italian Culture. Developed in the 1850s.
    Revolutionary Confuciansim
  • Presuming this is aimed at making non-existing ideologies, I have a weird one.

    Essentially, revolutionary confucianism.
    The core idea is that power, to be legitimate (in having the mandate of heaven) and strong, requires consistent and constant challenge.

    How I see this developing is in a "east asia industrialises first" tl as another approach at liberalesque values. The better versions would promote things like democracy as the constant challenge of the mandate, whilst darker versions form a sort of social darwinism.
  • So one of mines : Shepardism. Belief that the human being is part of the nature and has randomly developped a level of consciousness that makes it their duty to protect carbonated life on Earth, and take care of them until the lifespan of the Universe is ended.

    Another from a HoI4 tl idea :
    Travaillisme. Swiss Romandese version of communism, that believes everyone should be able to appreciate their work, to be able to provide the people with all they need without needing to resort on consumerism to hide people's work exhaustion. They tend to value social hobbies and promote house society https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/House_society
  • Neolubaism - ideology born and bred in Sub-Saharan Africa enshrining the right of each constituent people of a country to be represented in the halls of power in a manner directly proportional to their demographic weight within that same country, regardless of form of government and level of authoritarianism. Strange as it may sound, its adherents also stand in direct opposition to the political wing of the Pan-Africanist Movement, often decrying its ultimate goal as the dream of someone blind to how history shaped the relationships among the continent's peoples.
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  • Super fun stuff! I had one for a future history thing I'm working on called Cosmicism. Basically, society is divided between the Precariat (whose unifying characteristic is instability in consistent quality of life) and Kyriarchy (which is not a specific class or group but rather the web of connections that destabilizes the Precariat, and whoever profits off of it based on local context). Because climate shifts and resource scarcity (among other factors) expand the Precariat class by destabilizing existing societies it is the desire of Cosmicism to spread to encompass the entire human race, where the second stage goal becomes two-fold. First, because it considers itself a stabilizing force the entirety of human cultural history must be studied and preserved to serve as part of a universal human toolkit/monument to the human endeavor. Second, Cosmicism strives to expand human society beyond the Earth, both to extract resources (preserving the Earth's environment) and to prevent the total extinction of the human race in the event of a catastrophe.

    While fundamentally a big government ideology (and categorically convinced of individual insignificance on a historical scale), Cosmicism is actually a fairly libertarian ideology, on the basis that anything that doesn't threaten the cultural history/technical progress of the human race, or public order, or long term species survivability more generally is allowed. Human insignificance ironically makes most personal stuff far beneath concern for the state, and makes the cult of personality "Great Man" style of politics verboten.

    Styling itself the "Fourth Position" Cosmicism expands on the Marxist conception of history by swapping Liberalism for Capitalism and including Fascism as a reaction against Marxism. The current age is retroactively described as Nihilist, blending cynical distortions of the preceding stages in a terrible world destroying post-modern death spiral. Despite the fact that Cosmicism is a conscious reaction against it Nihilism is not considered an ideology in the Cosmicist conception of history.

    Cosmicist historiography is divided into two different core concepts. The Four Positions are arranged in a chain called the Leviathan, made up of a series of stages where each next link reacts against all the preceding links. The length of each stage is different and leaves stronger or weaker traces in each subsequent stage.
    1. The first (and chronologically longest) is Feudalism, using an intentionally imprecise definition to cover every hierarchical society between the formation of settled states and the Enlightenment. Feudalism is characterized by mercantilism.
    2. A desire for liberty would give rise to Liberalism during the Enlightenment, which is characterized by general government non-intervention in ordinary human affairs (in theory at least). Liberalism and Socialism rely on different approaches to capitalism.
    3. A desire for equality gave rise to Socialism, which sought to use different degrees of government intervention to improve human affairs.
    4. A desire for fraternity would lead to Fascism, as conceptions of state and nation would be used to focus government intervention toward (or against) specific groups to strengthen social cohesion.
    5. Nihilism would congeal from the remains of the first three positions, relying on distorted history and a retrocultural impulse to try to shape social and governmental affairs. Because it is not grounded in reality Nihilism represents terminal decline, producing a fear of the future.
    Cosmicism divides the future history into three stages of social complexity. The Leviathan is wholly contained in the Volksgeist stage of seperate states competing for dominance across history. A desire for eternity (a stable long-term flowering of human potential) ushers in the creation of Cosmicism and the Zeitgeist, a revolutionary wave. The ultimate success of the Zeitgeist would result in the Weltgeist, a united global humanity reaching out eagerly into the solar system.

    The Fourth Position views the left-right political spectrum as reductionist, and relies on a complex political spectrum with four different axes. Progressive/Conservative governs social attitudes, Authoritarian/Libertarian deals with levels of personal freedom, Gradual/Radical deals with the pace of Cosmicist reform, and finally Populist/Elite relates where the mechanism for implementing this reform comes from. Rather than reduce figures and nations to points on a line this has the effect of creating a descriptive shape instead.

    Theoretically at the conclusion of the Weltgeist stage a desire for expansion beyond the Solar System and a drive to achieve infinity would produce a Fifth Position capable of absorbing and surpassing Cosmicism in the creation of a constantly transforming human diaspora, not unlike the Scattering in Dune.
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  • Racinisme - basically a 18th century, revolutionary French version of the Soviet policy of Korenizatsiya: its adherents think that, in order to bring the masses closer to revolutionary ideals and push them away from the reactionary hold of altar and throne, the revolution should get closer to them: therefore, the old royal provinces should be preserved as provinces of a democratic, federal France, their local languages should be promoted and used in order to increase literacy and make it easier for the people to learn and use French proper, and local people should be given precedence over non-local people in the day to day administration of the provinces.

    I doubt this concept would go far in France, but I can see it become quite influential in Italy, Spain (where it would be incorporated into the proto-anarchist tendencies of the country's left) and even Switzerland, once Napoleon rolls in.
  • Protestocracy:
    • The form of government resulting in view that if a policy has critics, it does not pursue the common good
    • Those critics are not to go on and gossip and complain at bear. Every man views himself as a perfect prime minister, and the manager of the national representation in sports.
    • The attitude show how it can be done better prevails
    In practice, anyone who calls a demonstration automatically becomes in charge of government... Until a next demonstration is called

    Likely outcomes: early on, many individuals with various different views try to present their ideology. Any imposition of ideology is however challenged ; ultimately either the government stabilizes on a non-ideological stewardship, or you get the military protesting and establish a junta.