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Ideology (Quebec Independence)

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Ideology is the beliefs and ideals held by a group of people that determines the group's actions and goals. Several political ideologies have grown worldwide, with each having a goal of how society should work and the best way to achieve that goal.



Flag of Philippe Pétain, Chief of State of Vichy France

Flag of Devoirism

Devoirism is the equivalent of OTL fascism. It is a form a radical authoritarian nationalism that became popular in the defeated nations of World War I. Designed by a group of disillusioned French generals, politicians, and philosophers led by Phillipe Petain, devoirists (coming from the French word devoir, meaning "duty" in English) view a strong central totalitarian single-party state as necessary for any modern conflict. A strong dictator, backed by members of the governing party, leads the nation forge national unity and maintain a stable society. Citizens of the nation are expecting to serve the state to the best of their ability, whether it be working on infrastructure or total war. Devoirism rapidly gained popularity during the Great Depression, but following the defeat of devoirism in World War II, no major nations have used devoirism as their ideology since then.

National Socialism

Parteiadler der Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiterpartei (1933–1945)

Symbol of the National Socialists

National Socialism is a form of devoirism developed in the Confederacy following the First World War. Rascism is the central tenet, with "Natsocs" viewing whites coming from the south, as the superior race. The Confederates seeked to unite all of these people, and eventually exterminate any other foreign race. They also believed the Confederacy should expand its territory to create more living space for the Confederates. Natsocs rejected the idea of international class struggle, identifying the Confederacy as a proletarian nation fighting against plutocratic nations, such as the United States.


Flag of the Russian ground forces

Flag of Russia under Unitarianism, with the symbol in the center being the worldwide symbol for the ideology

Unitarianism is a combination of communism, Lyonism, and Leon Trotsky's personal beliefs. The death of Lenin in the Russian Civil War led to him forming his own faction, the "Blue Army", that managed to win the war and take control of Russia. During the Great Depression, Trotsky perfected and outlined his ideology. With nationalism-fueled conflicts tearing the globe apart, Unitarianism was presented as the opposite of nationalism - a unified world. Unitarianism believes removing individualism, with one global economic class, one religion, eventually one ethnicity, eventually one unified human race. Trotsky believed that if this Unitarian global revolution didn't occur sooner than later, than Russia would become overwhelmed by the divided nations of the world. Trotsky's successor, Ivan Konev, attempted to hurry up the process by removing the families of Eastern Europe and replacing them with Russian families, with the Russian language and morals forced to be taught in school. Konev's attempts to weaken the United States - the main potential enemy of Russia - led to the Cold War, beginning in the 1960s. The closest Russia came to unifying the world was in the 1990s, when the nations of Eastern Europe were absorbed into Russia. It only lasted a few short years, as nationalists rose up in eastern Europe, while Unitarian Russia collapsed in 2003 in The Winter Coup and democratic, capitalist reforms being introduced. However, Unitarianism remains strong in areas such as the Middle East, where various factions clash over control of a potential Pan-Arabic state.

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