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Left and Right Wing Terminology
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A set of ideas/beliefs about how a society should be run
Where power is vested in the people to make decisions collectively or through their representatives in spirit of social equality.
The liberal, the socialist, or radical section of a political party or system
The conservative or reactionary section of a political party or system. They support the status quo and traditional values.
an economic and political system in which a country's trade and industry are controlled by private owners for profit, rather than state.
A system of government in which the state plans and controls the economy and a single, often authoritarian party holds power, claiming to make progress toward a higher social order in which all goods are equally shared by the people.
a political and economic theory of social organisation that advocates that the means of production, distribution, and exchange should be owned or regulated by the community as as a whole.
to maintain traditional ideas and a more gradual approach to social change.
to advocate social change often in an urgent or even revolutionary manner.
a political attitude favouring or advocating changes or reform. Supports gradual change.
develops industries in (a country or region) on a wide scale.
Trust in the abolition of all government and the organisation of society on a voluntary, cooperative basis without recourse to force or compulsion.
opposing political or social liberalisation or reform.
a governmental system led by a dictator having complete power, forcibly suppressing opposition and criticism, regimenting all industry, commerce, etc., and emphasising and aggressive nationalism and often racism.
open to new behaviour or options and willing to discard traditional values
of, relating to, or constituting several cultural or ethnic groups within a society.
have a liberal outlook but don't support the liberal party. Supports some ideas of personal freedom.
The dominant social system in medieval Europe, in which the nobility held lands from the Crown in exchange for military service, and vassals were in turn tenants of the nobles, while the peasants (villeins or serfs) were obliged to live on their lord's land and give him homage, labor, and a share of the produce, notionally in exchange for military protection
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