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Political Parties

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Major Political Parties

Liberal Party


Description

The Liberal Party, abbreviated LP, is one of the three major contemporary political parties of Wizlandia, along with its main political rivals the Social Democratic Party and the National Party. The party has dominated federal politics since the passage of the 1960 Constitution, it has consistently held the most seats in parliament and has been in government for 37 of the last 41 years. The party is currently the senior partner in coalition with the National Party.

The party's ideology is Liberalism, which incorporates economic liberal, cultural liberal, and civil libertarian positions. The party sits on the centre to centre-right of the political spectrum, with the National Party positioned to its right and the Social Democratic Party positioned to its left, though other scholars argue such left-right dichotomy is misleading as the Liberal Party tends to be more pro-market than the Nationals.

The Liberal Party's founding manifesto enshrines five principles that underpin the Wizlandian liberal movement and the Liberal Party, these being

  • Limited Government: The power of the state is limited by the Constitution, which enshrines a federal parliamentary system of government with limited powers, in addition to an independent judiciary.

  • Economic Liberalism: Protect and enforce property rights while maintaining an economy characterised by low taxation, contractual freedom, and open markets.

  • Civil Liberties: Respect individual freedoms, maintain strong due process protections, while maintaining an effective law enforcement.

  • Universalism and Tolerance: The law protects every person equally, all people are free from state discrimination, differing opinions, religions and lifestyles are tolerated, and the government embraces cosmopolitan values and an open society.

  • Human Welfare: The state should tailor policies towards advancing human welfare, provided it doesn't significantly impinge on the other four principles. This includes promoting economic growth, population growth, environmentalism, tackling acute poverty, and spreading economic opportunity to all.

Policy-wise, the Liberals support a liberal market economy with policies such as free trade, liberal investment laws, a floating exchange rate, a flexible labour market, reducing occupational licensing requirements, phasing out income and capital gains tax to be replaced with a low but moderately progressive VAT, and maintaining the current Universal Catastrophic Coverage healthcare system. The party describes itself as an eco-capitalist party, and supports carbon pricing schemes to tackle climate change. On socio-cultural issues, the Liberal Party is strongly civil libertarian and culturally liberal, supporting open immigration, drug legalisation, legalisation of prostitution, gay marriage, polygamy, internet freedom, freedom of speech, and freedom of association.

The Liberals foreign policy has tend to be hawkish and focused on strengthening regional alliances, preserving shipping through its waters, and promoting liberal values. The party supports Wizlandia's continued status as a nuclear weapons state, in addition to continued membership in the World Assembly, the Liberal Democratic Union, the South-Asian Union, the Trans-Asian Free Trade Agreement, and the International Defence League. However, Liberals maintain that resolutions passed by the World Assembly are not legally binding in Wizlandia, and opposes giving up fiscal or other domestic policymaking powers to supranational institutions.

Political Ideology
Spectrum Position
LinkCentre to LinkCentre-Right
Primary Ideology
LinkLiberalism
LinkConstitutional Liberalism
LinkEconomic Liberalism
LinkCivil Libertarianism
Secondary Positions
LinkClassical Liberalism
LinkConservative Liberalism
LinkNeoclassical Liberalism
LinkNeoliberalism
LinkThird-Way Liberalism
LinkPolitical Decentralisation
LinkWashington Consensus
LinkProgressive Consumption Tax
LinkCultural Liberalism
LinkEco-Capitalism
LinkNuclear Deterrence
LinkOpen Immigration
LinkPro-Globalisation
LinkLiberal Internationalism
Pro-World Assembly
Minority Positions
LinkConfederalism
LinkLibertarianism
LinkMinarchism
LinkTechnoliberalism
LinkConstitutional Patriotism
LinkNon-Interventionism

International Affiliation
LinkLiberal International
LinkALDE (Regional Partner)

Leader:

Parliament
Governing Status: Coalition Government (with National Party)
House of Commons: 256/800
Senate: 43/120

Slogan
Ensuring liberty, opportunity, and prosperity for all.

Support Base
The financial sector, the tech sector, entrepreneurs, self-employed, college educated, middle to upper class, suburban and urban voters, immigrants, economists, liberals and capitalists.

Party Factions

Walrus Liberals are the Linkclassical and Linkneoliberal wing of the party, and is the largest faction within the Liberal Party. The faction largely follows the political principles of former Chief Executive Alexander Xennol, who oversaw the drafting of the Constitution, the liberalisation of the Wizlandian economy, immigration, and civil society. The faction supports a relatively small welfare state, maintaining the current Universal Catastrophic Healthcare system, and are in favour of large cuts to the federal government and some cuts to cash transfer programs. In addition, the faction is very civil libertarian, and were the leading voice in the 1970s efforts to liberalise drug laws, prostitution laws, and advance LGBT rights including adoption rights and marriage equality.

The Walrus Liberals tend to be moderately hawkish on the global stage. They support maintaining Wizlandia's nuclear arsenal in addition to its large navy, though also caution against wasteful military spending. On the global stage, the party supports free trade, open immigration, and tends to support Wizlandia's membership in various supranational organisations. However, the faction is critical of handing domestic policymaking powers to such organisations, and some experts characterise the faction as a soft-WA skeptic. Currently, Senator Wojteczek Kopczuk is the leader of the Walrus Liberals.

Liberal Democrats are the Linkconservative-liberal faction of the party, and is the oldest faction of the Liberal Party. The Liberal Democrats dominated Wizlandian politics during the 1950s and 1960s, and most of the civil war leaders and provisional government members were a part of the faction. In the 1960s, the Liberal Democrats hewed to a more moderate form of Liberalism - while they were supportive of expanding LGBT rights and liberalising immigration, they were more critical of the general laissez-faire cultural attitude of the Walrus and Acela Liberals, especially on areas of crime, drugs, euthanasia, prostitution and nudity in public beaches. The party has become somewhat more liberal on these issues, but are generally still the least liberal faction on crime and drugs. On economic issues, the Liberal Democrats lie in the centre of the party, and were key in building parliamentary support for economic liberalisation during the 1960s and 1970s. The faction supports increased funding for business and economics education in addition to small-business subsidies, which they view as integral not only to the economic development of Wizlandia but also to the preservation of its entrepreneurial and pro-market values.

The Liberal Democrats are the most hawkish wing of the Liberal Party. They support expanding and modernising Wizlandia's nuclear arsenal, in addition to increased naval spending to counter hostile nations such as Thuoye and piracy in nearby waters. The faction is moderately internationalist, they support Wizlandia's membership in various supranational institutions, but members tend to stress Wizlandia's right to engage in unilateral action when they see the actions of supranational organisations to not be in line with Wizlandian interests. Currently, Senator Samir Khatri is the leader of the Liberal Democrats.

Acela Liberals are the more Linkcentrist third-way wing of the party. The faction rose to prominence during the 1990s in response to persistent poverty in the South, and advocate a third-way between the Social Democrats on the centre-left and the Walrus Liberal establishment. This third-way is characterised by the establishment of a Universal Catastrophic Healthcare system, the creation of a small-medium welfare state consisting of cash-transfer payments to very low-income individuals and their children, an increased investment in public education, while still maintaining various pro-growth policies in a very deregulated market economy. Like the Walrus Liberals, the party is very civil libertarian and culturally liberal, supporting liberalisation of drugs, prostitution, as well as advancing LGBT rights such as adoption and marriage.

The Acela Liberals are moderately hawkish on the global stage. They support maintaining Wizlandia's nuclear arsenal, but also advocate small cuts to the military budget. On the global stage the faction is very internationalist, in addition to free trade and open immigration, the faction tends to have substantially more positive views on supranational organisations such as the World Assembly, and it desires much closer economic, legal and military integration with the Liberal Democratic Union and the South-Asian Union. The current Chief Executive Ashley Lavelle and long-time Executive of Education Xifeng Zhang descend from the Acela Liberal faction, and the current leader of the faction is Representative Harta Sutedja.

The Wednesday Liberals is the Linkcentrist faction of the Liberal Party, formed from the split of the Wednesday Alliance into it and the Civic Alliance. The faction is the most centrist of the Liberal Party, and composes of a large amount of the "swing" voters in the House and Senate. As the centrist faction, the Wednesday Liberals tend to be less economically and culturally liberal than the rest of the party, and have been more open to market interventions and harsher crime policies than other Liberals, and tend to seek closer cooperation and pass tripartisan legislation with the National and the Social Democratic parties.

The Wednesday Liberals are moderate hawks and support maintaining current levels of military spending. On foreign policy, the faction is internationalist and pro-globalisation, and seeks greater economic, legal and military integration with the Liberal Democratic Union. All of the Speakers for the House and the Senate have been from the faction, including the current speakers David Campbell (House of Representatives) and Matthew Wilson (Senate). The current leader of the Wednesday Liberals is Robert Hadley.

The Free Liberals are the smallest and most radical wing of the Liberal Party. As ardent Linklibertarians and Linkminarchists, Free Liberals advocate for the smallest possible government in all areas, including the elimination of all welfare spending, very large cuts to the federal government, and complete legalisation of all drug and other victimless crimes. The faction has had an uneasy relationship with the rest of the party, they view the other four factions as too moderate and willing to compromise in coalition, and have at various times revolted against the party leadership over budgetary issues. After the passage of the Universal Catastrophic Healthcare Act in 2000, many Free Liberals left the party to join the Libertarian Party.

Free Liberals have a substantially different foreign policy view than the rest of the party. The faction is very dovish and desires to enact large scale cuts to the military, in addition to withdrawing from all supranational organisations, though they still advocate for free trade and open immigration like the rest of the party. The current leaders of the the Free Liberal faction are Senator Linda Rand and Representative Terence Adams.

National Party


Description

The National Party, abbreviated NAT and formerly the Independence Party, is one of the three major contemporary political parties of Wizlandia, along with its main political rivals the Liberal Party and the Social Democratic Party, and is the oldest party in Wizlandia. Prior to the Second World War, the Independence Party dominated the political landscape of Wizlandia, and advocated for Wizlandian independence from British and Dutch imperialism. After the fall of the Communist Dictatorship in 1958, the Independence Party rebranded as the National Party of Wizlandia. The party is currently the junior partner in coalition with the Liberals.

The National Party's ideology is Conservatism, which incorporates both economic liberal, social conservative, and agrarian policies. The party sits on the centre-right of the political spectrum, with both the Liberal and the Social Democratic Party to its left, though other scholars argue such left-right dichotomy is misleading as the Liberal Party tends to be more pro-market than the Nationals.

On economic policy issues, the National Party's supports the current school voucher system in addition to the small-medium welfare state. However, they advocate implementing agricultural subsidies and low-level tariffs towards foreign agriculture, redirecting some education spending to healthcare, pensions, rural infrastructure, policing, domestic security and counter-terrorism. Culturally conservative, the National Party favours drug criminalisation, a tough-on-crime stance, a pornography ban, a fetal-heartbeat law, increased restrictions on immigration, with some also supporting a rollback on LGBT adoption and marriage rights, though this is both a contentious issue in the party and a red line for both the Liberals and the Social Democrats in any coalition agreement.

Nationals tend to be hawkish on foreign policy, they advocate for a neoconservative foreign policy, an increase in military spending in order to aggressively promote Wizlandian foreign interests, and maintaining Wizlandia's status as a nuclear weapons state. Though the party supports continued membership in the World Assembly, the Liberal Democratic Union, the South-Asian Union, the Trans-Asian Free Trade Agreement, and the International Defence League, it stresses Wizlandia's right to act unilaterally should it be in its interests. The Nationals maintain that resolutions passed by the World Assembly are not legally binding in Wizlandia, and oppose giving up fiscal or other domestic policymaking powers to supranational institutions.

Political Ideology
Spectrum Position
LinkCentre-Right
Primary Ideology
LinkConservatism
LinkEconomic Liberalism
LinkSocial Conservatism
Secondary Positions
LinkAgrarianism
LinkChristian Democracy
LinkClassical Conservatism
LinkGreen Conservatism
LinkLiberal Conservatism
LinkNational Conservatism
LinkPaleoconservatism
LinkPolitical Decentralisation
LinkNuclear Deterrence
LinkDecrease Immigration
Pro-World Assembly
Minority Positions
LinkPaternalistic Conservatism
LinkRight-Wing Populism
LinkCultural Nationalism
LinkEconomic Nationalism
LinkNon-Interventionism

International Affiliation
LinkInternational Democrat Union
LinkEuropean Conservatives and Reformists Party (Regional Partner)

Leader:

Parliament
Governing Status: Coalition Government (with Liberal Party)
House of Commons: 204/800
Senate: 30/120

Slogan
Building a stronger Wizlandia together.

Support Base
Churches, non-college educated, landowners, exurban and rural voters, veterans, conservatives and nationalists.

Party Factions

New Conservatives are the Linkliberal conservative and Linkconservative-liberal faction of the National Party. The faction is the largest in the National Party, and was formed in the 1980s in the backdrop of an increasingly liberal population. The New Conservatives abandoned the more hardline social conservative positions of the National Party, and instead hewed for a socially centrist vision that combined certain liberal values, such as support for gay marriage and open immigration, with more conservative attitudes towards drugs, crime, and promoting marriage and child rearing as a civic virtue. The New Conservatives are the most economically liberal faction of the National Party, supporting a smaller welfare state, deregulation and free trade.

The New Conservatives are the most internationalist faction of the National Party. The factions supports a neoconservative foreign policy focused on spreading liberal democracy abroad, and to this end they support a significant increase in military spending, which includes additional funding for the army, navy, air force, nuclear modernisation, and research and development. New Conservatives support Wizlandia's membership in the Liberal Democratic Union, the South-Asian Union, the Trans-Asian Free Trade Agreement, and the World Assembly, but wish to withdraw from the International Defence League over its restrictions against foreign intervention. New Conservatives oppose recognising World Assembly resolutions as legally binding to Wizlandia, and stress Wizlandia's right to engage in unilateral action when they see the actions of supranational organisations to not be in line with Wizlandian interests.

The second largest faction of the National Party, the LinkChristian Democrats were formed in the 1960s by various Catholic politicians from Luqur and Laxburg, and gained in strength during the 1970s immigration wave. Nicknamed Red Nationals by their more right-wing detractors, the Christian Democrats support a more interventionist and economically redistributive state in keeping with Catholic Social Doctrine, in particular an mild expansion in Child Tax Credits, healthcare spending, and pensions, and is also very environmentalist. However, the faction is very socially conservative, and desire to rollback recognition of same-sex marriage, same-sex adoption rights, criminalise abortion, criminalise euthanasia, defund stem cell research, increase funding for law enforcement, and enact harsher laws on drug-related crime. Christian Democrats desire to decrease economic immigration, but are supportive of refugee resettlement into Wizlandia, emphasising the need to balance decreasing immigration with compassion for the persecuted.

The Christian Democrats are moderately pro-globalisation, they support balancing principles of free trade with a just agreement of minimum labour and environmental standards, and the faction opposes military interventions except when in the presence of an extreme humanitarian crisis such as large-scale genocide. The Christian Democrats supports Wizlandia's membership in the Liberal Democratic Union, the South-Asian Union, the Trans-Asian Free Trade Agreement, the International Defence League, and the World Assembly, though they oppose recognising World Assembly resolutions as legally binding to Wizlandia.

The most right-wing faction of the National Party, the LinkNational Conservatives formed in the 1960s from the remnants of the right-nationalist parties, and gained support during the 1970s as the mainstream voice against increased immigration. In the late 1980s, a split from the more extreme right members of the National Conservatives resulted in the formation of the right to far-right People's Front.

The National Conservatives are primarily concerned with maintaining social tradition and national sovereignty, with members being free to espouse a variety of capitalist economic views. Policy-wise, the faction desires to significantly decrease both economic and refugee immigration into Wizlandia, arguing that Wizlandia's policy of open immigration results in a far too rapid change in the nations social fabric, and is causing a race to the bottom in wages for the Wizlandian working class. In addition, they desire to rollback recognition of same-sex marriage, same-sex adoption rights, criminalise abortion, defund stem cell research, increase funding for law enforcement, and enact harsher laws on drug-related crime.

National Conservatives are critical of globalisation and free trade, and desire Wizlandia to become more self-sufficient. To this end, they support withdrawing from the South-Asian Union, the Trans-Asian Free Trade Agreement, and the World Assembly, though they desire to remain in the Liberal Democratic Union and the International Defence League. Despite being very critical of military interventions abroad, National Conservatives support maintaining a strong military to deter hostile nations from invading or otherwise acting against Wizlandia's national interests.

Founded as the Farmers Party in 1907, the faction joined the National Party in 1962 in order to represent the interests of farmers and rural voters. LinkAgrarian Nationals support devolution of power in order to allow rural communities to self-govern, and are thus strongly opposed to most federal initiatives and laws, especially those they view as tailored towards urbanites. Moreover, the Agrarian Nationals support increased gun and hunting rights, the creation of farm subsidies, enacting agricultural tariffs, and expanding rural infrastructure, such as additional funding for rural roads, rural broadband, and the creation of a national postal service.

Social Democratic Party


Description

The Social Democratic Party, abbreviated SDP and sometimes just referred to as The Democrats, is one of the three major contemporary political parties of Wizlandia, along with its main political rivals the Liberal Party and the National Party. It is currently in opposition to the Liberal-National government.

The Social Democratic Party's ideologies are Social Democracy, Social Liberalism, and Cultural Progressivism. The party is the major centre-left party of Wizlandia, with both the Liberal Party and the National Party to its right.

In the late 1950s and 1960s, the Social Democratic Party was the major force in Wizlandia that opposed the ratification of the Constitution and later supported rewriting a new Constitution that would eliminate the Senate, give additional budgetary and legislative powers to the federal government, remove the cap on federal revenue, and remove the 3/5ths tax-increase rule - which requires any tax increase be approved by 3/5ths of both Houses of Parliament. However, over the last thirty years the party has moderated from this position and now advocates only an amendment to eliminate the revenue cap and the 3/5ths tax-increase rule, though all such proposals have been a red line for both the Liberal and the National Party in coalition agreements.

Policy-wise, the Social Democrats support a transition to a social market economy funded by an increase in taxes on medium to high income earners, increase in capital gains taxation, the creation of a corporate tax and the creation of a federal minimum wage. The party wants to use the additional revenue to create a green energy federal jobs program, increase welfare spending, and expand public healthcare benefits, and some factions also support moving from the Universal Catastrophic Coverage system to a free at the point of use Single-Payer system. On sociocultural issues, the Social Democrats lean progressive, and advocate for a rehabilitation-oriented crime policy, expansion of LGBT rights including a federal nondiscrimination law, criminalisation of prostitution, and supports affirmative action and an active state social policy to achieve social justice.

The Social Democratic Party's foreign policy is very dovish, and the party insists that any foreign intervention must be done multilaterally via the Liberal Democratic Union. The party is supportive of Wizlandia's continued membership in the World Assembly, the Liberal Democratic Union, the South-Asian Union, the Trans-Asian Free Trade Agreement, and the International Defence League, and tends to lean pro-globalisation, although there is a substantial number of free-trade critics in the party. The Social Democrats desire to pass a resolution making General Assembly resolutions law in Wizlandia, and the party is supportive of nuclear disarmament, two positions that have drawn consternation amongst Liberal and National politicians.

Political Ideology
Spectrum Position
LinkCentre-Left
Primary Ideology
LinkSocial Democracy
LinkSocial Liberalism
LinkCultural Progressivism
Secondary Positions
LinkConstitutional Reform
LinkPolitical Centralisation
LinkLabourism
LinkLeft-Wing Populism
LinkThird-Way
LinkTripartism
LinkNuclear Disarmament
Pro-World Assembly
Minority Positions
LinkUnitarism
LinkDemocratic Socialism
LinkEconomic Nationalism
LinkNon-Interventionism

International Affiliation
LinkProgressive Alliance
LinkSocialist International
LinkParty of European Socialists (Regional Partner)

Leader:

Parliament
Governing Status: Opposition
House of Commons: 193/800
Senate: 33/120

Slogan
A fairer way forward.

Support Base
Labour unions, public sector workers, factory workers, lower to middle class, urbanites, liberal arts majors, social democrats and progressives.

Party Factions

Third-Way Democrats are the Linkthird-way centrist faction of the Social Democratic Party. The faction is the largest in the Social Democratic Party, and was formed during the economic liberalisation of the 1970s and 1980s as a third-way between the hard economic-liberal stance of the Liberal Party and the widespread support for tripartism and collective bargaining amongst the Social Democratic establishment. Instead, the Third-Way Democrats advocate combining a relatively deregulated liberal-market economy with a medium welfare-state, moderately increasing spending on education, healthcare, and direct cash payments to low-income households. Further, the faction has made peace with the 1960 Constitution, arguing that the Social Democratic Party should work within the constitutional framework to promote its policies rather than amending or abolishing it. The faction is very culturally progressive, and has consistently supported the expansion of LGBT rights. Currently, it argues for the passage of a federal nondiscrimination law, in addition to creating affirmative action programs to help historically disadvantaged minorities.

Third-Way Democrats lean dovish on international intervention. The faction criticised the decision to unilaterally go to war with Thuoye in the 1970s, and argue that any military action must be sanctioned by the international community. They support reducing Wizlandia's nuclear arsenal, with an end-goal of nuclear-disarmament, and support free trade, open immigration, closer integration with the Liberal Democratic Union, and desire to pass a resolution making General Assembly resolutions law in Wizlandia.

The Centre-Left Caucus, abbreviated CLC, are a Linkcentre-left Linksocial-democratic faction of the Social Democratic Party. The CLC is the second largest faction in the SDP, and are to the left of the Third-Way Democrats but to the right of the Progressives and the Labour Coalition. The caucus was formed during the 1970s as more centrist and left-wing members began formally organising themselves into factions within the SDP. The CLC advocate reforming the Constitution to eliminate the revenue cap and the 3/5ths tax-increase rule, and support a large welfare state funded by raising the VAT, raising the top marginal rate on income to 35%, instituting a 25% corporate tax, and raising the capital gains rate closer to the top marginal rate on income. The CLC advocate increased investments into clean energy, education, and healthcare, and support instituting a 10-week mandatory parental and sick leave, in addition to a W11 minimum wage. On social issues, the CLC is moderate, holding neither uniformly conservative or progressive views. For instance, the CLC support gay marriage, abortion rights, and the creation of a federal anti-discrimination law, but also oppose drug legalisation, support increased funding for law enforcement, and support a more restrictive immigration policy.

The CLC are dovish on international intervention, though not as ardently anti-militarist as Progressives. The faction argues for small cuts to the military and argue that any military action must be sanctioned by the international community. The CLC supports a reduction in Wizlandia's nuclear arsenal, with an end-goal of nuclear-disarmament. While the faction largely supports free trade and closer integration with the Liberal Democratic Union, it stresses the importance of ensuring fair competition and ensuring future trade deals have more stringent labour and environmental standards. The CLC desires to pass a resolution making General Assembly resolutions law in Wizlandia.

Progressives are the most left-wing faction of the Social Democratic Party, and comprise of Linkdemocratic socialists and Linkleft-wing populists. The faction was formed during the 1960s by left-wing activists and members of the previous Communist regime, and advocate for a hard-line shift to the left on economic policy. In this vein, the Progressives support a constitutional amendment to eliminate the revenue cap and the 3/5ths tax-increase rule, with more radical factions also supporting provisions to increase power of the federal government and eliminate the Senate. On economic issues, Progressives support sectoral bargaining, a W16 Wizcoin minimum wage, and a cap on CEO pay, in addition to a very large welfare state funded by a 2% wealth tax, a financial transaction tax, a 40% corporate tax, a progressive income tax with an average rate of 40% and a top rate of 60%. The faction supports an increase in community-policing programs, a reduction in the police budget, the implementation of a federal nondiscrimination law and affirmative action programs to help historically disadvantaged minorities.

Progressives are anti-militarist and very opposed to foreign interventionism. The faction argues for significant cuts to the military budget, immediate nuclear disarmament, an end to all foreign military presence, and renegotiating trade deals to ensure uniform labour and environmental standards amongst trading partners. The faction tends to be skeptical of trade and immigration, and supports passing a resolution making General Assembly resolutions law in Wizlandia.

The Labour Coalition is the most Linksocially conservative and Linkeconomically corporatist faction of the Social Democratic Party, and comprise of trade unionists and left-wing social conservatives. The Labour Coalition are critical of the liberal market economy, and instead desire to transition to a tripartite economic system in which the government would mediate wage negotiations between business and trade unions. To achieve this, they advocate repealing antitrust legislation, repealing laws prohibiting union security agreements, repealing the federal ban on public unions, mandating the establishment of sectoral unions, in addition to enacting subsidies for cooperatives and worker-friendly businesses.

On social issues, the Labour Coalition is conservative. The faction has consistently opposed the expansion of LGBT rights, supports increased funds for policing, and wants to drastically curtail immigration into Wizlandia. On international issues, the Labour Coalition is mildly isolationist. It is critical of foreign interventions, globalisation, and free trade, and desires to reduce foreign military presence and foreign imports.


Minor Political Parties

Christian Social Union

Description

The Christian Social Union (CSU) is a populist Christian social-democratic party. On economic issues the Christian Social Union supports a larger welfare state, government regulation of contracts between large corporations and their employees, passing laws to protect collective bargaining, enacting tariffs to protect domestic manufacturing, establishing a corporate tax rate of 30%, increased funding for the public healthcare system, increasing the Child Tax Deduction, and allocating public funds to spiritual and religious organisations. The Christian Social Union is socially conservative and opposes abortion, drug legalisation, legalisation of prostitution, gay marriage and polygamy, while also wishing to ban pornography, expand policing and enact zero tolerance crime policies. The Christian Social Union support non-interventionism and staying out of military conflicts and supranational organisations, are somewhat critical of globalisation, and wish to decrease economic immigration to Wizlandia.

Ideology
Spectrum Position
LinkCentre
Primary Ideology
LinkChristian Democracy
LinkSocial Democracy
LinkSocial Conservatism
Secondary Positions
LinkChristian Left
LinkChristian Right
LinkCommunitarianism
LinkEconomic Nationalism
LinkLabourism
LinkNational Conservatism
LinkPaternalistic Conservatism
LinkSocial Nationalism
LinkTripartism
LinkNon-Interventionism
Anti-World Assembly
Minority Positions
LinkUnitarism
LinkPeronism
LinkChristian Socialism
LinkDecrease Immigration

International Affiliation
LinkCentrist Democrat International
LinkEuropean Conservatives and Reformists Party (Regional Partner)

Leader:

Parliament
Governing Status: Opposition
House of Commons: 49/800
Senate: 8/120

Slogan
Preserving faith, family, and community.

Support Base
Churches, labour unions, lower to middle class, non-college educated, rural voters, social conservatives and nationalists.

Civic Alliance


Description

The Civic Alliance, formerly the Wednesday Alliance, is a cosmopolitan, pro-globalisation, and militarily interventionist political party established by former Liberal Party Representative Trevor Baines and National Party Representative Alan Cox. Concerned of increasing isolationist sentiment, Baines and Cox decided to create a party that supported globalisation, free trade, open immigration, membership in the World Assembly, increased military and national defence spending, and aggressively promoting liberal democracy abroad. The party doesn't have a uniform domestic policy, but members tend to be liberals, liberal conservatives, and moderates.

Ideology
Spectrum Position
LinkCentre
Primary Ideology
LinkCosmopolitanism
LinkPro-Globalisation
LinkStrong National Defence
Foreign Policy Interventionism
Secondary Positions
LinkNeoconservatism
LinkFree Trade
LinkOpen Immigration
Pro-World Assembly

International Affiliation
LinkInternational Democrat Union
LinkEuropean People's Party (Regional Partner)

Leader:

Parliament
Governing Status: Opposition
House of Commons: 20/800
Senate: 6/120

Slogan
Advancing global stability, peace, and prosperity.

Support Base
College educated, middle to upper class, suburban and urban voters, immigrants, veterans, moderates, interventionists.

Justice Party


Description

The Justice Party is a left-wing populist and democratic socialist party founded by Kathleen Davis after she felt that the Social Democratic Party had abandoned the fight for racial and social justice when it was in coalition with the Liberals. The Justice Party is primarily concerned with issues of social justice, its two key platforms are reducing wealth inequality and eliminating racial and gender discrimination. The Justice Party have proposed levying a 50% income tax on the top 20% of earners, levying a 70% income tax and a 5% wealth tax on the top 1% of earners to fund a very large welfare state, in addition to a cap on CEO pay, establishing a W16 Wizcoin minimum wage, corporate co-determination, increasing enforcement of existing anti-discrimination laws, criminalising “hate speech,” criminalising prostitution, defunding the police, pardoning and giving reparations to all non-violent drug offenders, mandating proportional gender and racial representation on all corporate boards, affirmative action in tertiary education, and amending the Constitution to ensure proportional gender and racial representation in parliament. The Justice Party support nuclear disarmament and a non-interventionist foreign policy but are also in favour of remaining in the World Assembly and support the alter-globalisation movement. The Justice Party are controversial among some members of the Wizlandian left as the party rejects a colourblind approach to public policy, and some senior officials within the party have adopted anti-semitic rhetoric.

Ideology
Spectrum Position
LinkLeft to LinkFar-Left
Primary Ideology
LinkLeft-Wing Populism
LinkDemocratic Socialism
LinkAnti-Racism
Secondary Positions
LinkEconomic Democracy
LinkCritical Race Theory
LinkRacial Essentialism
LinkSocialist Feminism
LinkAnti-Prostitution
LinkAnti-Semitism
LinkAlter-Globalisation
LinkNon-Interventionism
Pro-World Assembly
Minority Positions
LinkEconomic Nationalism

International Affiliation
LinkProgressive International
LinkSocialist International
LinkParty of the European Left (Regional Partner)

Leader:

Parliament
Governing Status: Opposition
House of Commons: 22/800
Senate: 0/100

Slogan
Justice requires action.

Support Base
College educated, urbanites, democratic socialists, social justice warriors.

People's Front


Description

The People's Front is a right-wing populist and nationalist party in Wizlandia. The People's Front supports raising tariffs, a moratorium on immigration, deportation of migrants and refugees, reintroducing the death penalty, implementing social media neutrality laws, and establishing a patriotic national education curriculum. Economically third-positionist, the party denounces both capitalism and socialism as "globalist plots to dominate the world." Culturally, the People's Front opposes Islam, feminism, LGBT rights, and societal permissiveness, and support banning pornography in addition to criminalising abortion, adultery, prostitution, gender transition surgery, homosexuality, and Islamic practice. On foreign policy, the People's Front is anti-globalisation, favours a non-interventionist military policy, and wishes to withdraw from the World Assembly. Parts of the People's Front have racist tendencies linked to the alt-right and the identitarian movement, and the party has been broadly condemned by major political parties for its inflammatory rhetoric towards immigrants, muslims, and the LGBT community.

Ideology
Spectrum Position
LinkRight to LinkFar-Right
Primary Ideology
LinkRight-Wing Populism
LinkNational Conservatism
LinkNationalism
Secondary Positions
LinkSouverainism
LinkEconomic Nationalism
LinkCultural Nationalism
LinkSocial Conservatism
LinkWelfare Chauvinism
LinkAlt-Lite
LinkAnti-Immigration
LinkAnti-Islam
LinkAnti-Globalism
LinkNon-Interventionism
Anti-World Assembly
Minority Positions
LinkUltranationalism
LinkIsolationism

International Affiliation
LinkIdentity and Democracy Party (Regional Partner)

Leader:

Parliament
Governing Status: Opposition
House of Commons: 21/800
Senate: 0/120

Slogan
Putting Wizlandians first.

Support Base
Non-college educated, lower to middle class, disproportionately native-born Wizlandians, nationalists, identitarians.

Libertarian Party

Description

The Libertarian Party is a libertarian and minarchist party founded by ex-Liberal Party Representative Ted Leung after he felt the Liberal Party shifted too far to big-government politics when they enacted the Universal Catastrophic Healthcare Act of 2000. On economic issues, the Libertarian Party advocate repealing the Universal Catastrophic Healthcare Act of 2000, eliminating welfare spending, cutting economic regulations, large cuts to the federal government, reforming the tax code to consist of solely a 8% value-added tax and a 2% land-value tax, eliminating the Federal Bank and transitioning to the Gold Standard. On social issues, the Libertarian Party support the continued recognition of gay and polygamous marriage, legal euthanasia, legal prostitution, and also advocate for complete drug legalisation, in addition to standard civil libertarian positions such as free speech, free association, and internet freedom. The Libertarian Party support a non-interventionist foreign policy and are against Wizlandia's membership in the World Assembly.

Political Ideology
Spectrum Position
LinkCentre-Right to LinkRight
Primary Ideology
LinkLibertarianism
LinkMinarchism
Secondary Positions
LinkConfederalism
LinkLaissez-Faire Capitalism
LinkCivil Libertarianism
LinkAustrian Economics
LinkGold Standard
LinkNon-Interventionism
Anti-World Assembly
Minority Positions
LinkAnarcho-Capitalism
LinkPaleolibertarianism

International Affiliation
LinkInternational Alliance of Libertarian Parties
LinkEuropean Party for Individual Liberty (Regional Partner)

Leader

Parliament
Governing Status: Opposition
House of Commons: 18/800
Senate: 0/120

Slogan
The government that governs best governs least.

Support Base
College educated, middle to upper class, libertarians, minarchists.

Green Party


Description

The Green Party is an eco-socialist party that supports environmentalism, democratic socialism, nonviolence, social justice, grassroots democracy, gender equality, LGBT rights, and non-interventionism. On economic and environmental issues, the Green Party advocates deindustrialisation, a ban on further automation, a federal jobs guarantee, a W30 Wizcoin minimum wage, giving workers 50% ownership of every firm, eliminating nuclear power, and complete nationalisation of healthcare and the energy industry, with a significant faction also supporting a transition to a socialist planned economy. On social issues the Green Party is pro-choice and supports sexual freedom, free speech, complete drug legalisation, increasing internet privacy laws, passing police accountability laws, and transitioning to a direct democracy. The Green Party is critical of Wizlandian trade and foreign policy, with party leader Virginia Robinson decrying it as imperialist, and instead advocate nuclear disarmament, non-interventionism, and alter-globalisation. Large factions of the party indulge in conspiratorial thinking, such as the belief that pharmaceutical companies are deliberately withholding cures to cancer, that vaccines cause autism, and that scientists are misleading the public on the efficacy of GMOs.

Ideology
Spectrum Position
LinkLeft to LinkFar-Left
Primary Ideology
LinkGreen Politics
LinkEco-Socialism
Secondary Positions
LinkCommunity Economics
LinkDirect Democracy
LinkEconomic Democracy
LinkDegrowth
LinkAnti-Nuclear
LinkDrug Legalisation
LinkSexual Freedom
LinkAlter-Globalisation
LinkPacifism
Pro-World Assembly
Minority Positions
LinkAnarcho-Primitivism
LinkAnarcho-Syndicalism
LinkCivil Libertarianism
LinkAnti-GMO
LinkAnti-Vaccine
LinkBig Pharma Conspiracy

International Affiliation
LinkGlobal Greens
LinkEuropean Green Party (Regional Partner)

Leader:

Parliament
Governing Status: Opposition
House of Commons: 6/800
Senate: 0/120

Slogan
Peace, ecology, justice, democracy.

Support Base
College educated, urbanites, environmentalists, hippies, democratic socialists, anarchists.

Socialist Workers Party


Description

The Socialist Workers Party (SWP) is a far-left marxist-leninst party that seeks to establish a Wizlandian socialist state via a proletarian revolution with the goal of eventually transitioning to communism. The SWP is critical of the Wizlandian liberal democratic political system, and views itself as a vanguard party of the future communist revolution, and have gathered notoriety for voting against every budgetary bill in order to "accelerate the downfall of the liberal capitalist system." The party supports the self-determination of foreign socialist states and has criticised Wizlandian foreign policy as imperialist domination. The SWP has been criticised by political parties on both sides of the political spectrum for sympathising with authoritarian regimes and advocating for a violent revolution in Wizlandia.

Ideology
Spectrum Position
LinkFar-Left
Primary Ideology
LinkMarxism-Leninism
Secondary Positions
LinkEconomic Nationalism
LinkSocial Nationalism
LinkProletarian Internationalism
Anti-World Assembly
Minority Positions
LinkDemocratic Socialism
LinkAccelerationism

International Affiliation
LinkInternational Meeting of Communist and Workers's Parties
LinkInitiative of Communist and Workers' Parties (Regional Partner)

Leader:

Parliament
Governing Status: Opposition
House of Commons: 4/800
Senate: 0/120

Slogan
Workers of the world unite!

Support Base
Urban and rural voters, marxist-leninists, Soviet sympathisers.

Pirate Party

Description

The Pirate Party is a centrist technoliberal party that supports pirate politics and civil libertarianism. On economic issues, the Pirate Party supports copyright reform, transitioning from the patent system to a prize-based system, and increased environmental protection. The party has a market liberal and a social liberal wing, and in 2014 the party signed the Akro Accords to adopt a compromise economic platform that supports a liberal market economy with a medium welfare state. The Pirate Party is a strong supporter of civil rights, supporting policies such as freedom of expression, increased privacy, internet freedom, and promoting the rights of sentient AI. The Pirate Party caucuses with the Liberal Party due to their shared support of civil libertarian policies.

Political Ideology
Spectrum Position
LinkCentre
Primary Ideology
LinkPirate Politics
LinkTechnoliberalism
LinkCivil Libertarianism
Secondary Positions
LinkAnti-Corruption
LinkCopyright Reform
LinkDirect Democracy
LinkEco-Capitalism
LinkInternet Freedom
LinkPatent Reform
Pro-World Assembly
Minority Positions
LinkTranshumanism

International Affiliation
LinkPirate Parties International
LinkEuropean Pirate Party (Regional Partner)

Leader

Parliament
Governing Status: Opposition
House of Commons: 4/800
Senate: 0/120

Slogan
Free internet and transparent government.

Support Base
College educated, young voters.

Voluntarist Party


Description

The Voluntarist Party is an anarcho-capitalist political party that advocates the elimination of both the Wizlandian federal and state governments, and support transitioning to a voluntary society based on principles of private property, self-reliance and free markets. The Voluntarist Party holds that the Wizlandian state is illegitimate as it relies on force, and believe that in the absence of federal and state governments, society tends to contractually self-regulate and civilise through the spontaneous and organic discipline of the free market. Elected politicians of the Voluntarist Party take an oath to oppose any bill that increase taxes or increase restrictions on civil liberties.

Ideology
Spectrum Position
LinkRight
Primary Ideology
LinkAnarcho-Capitalism
Secondary Positions
LinkAnti-Statism
LinkVoluntaryism
LinkNon-Interventionism
Anti-World Assembly
Minority Positions
LinkLibertarianism
LinkMinarchism
LinkPaleolibertarianism

International Affiliation
None

Leader:

Parliament
Governing Status: Opposition
House of Commons: 3/800
Senate: 0/120

Slogan
Fighting for a free society.

Support Base
College educated, middle to upper class, anarcho-capitalists, dissatisfied libertarians.


Extra-Parliamentary Parties


Political Compass


Parliament

House of Commons


Senate



Creating a Coalition

The three major parties will almost always have enough seats such that any two of them can form a coalition. The Social Democratic Party's and the National Party's preferred coalition partner (among the three major parties) is the Liberal Party, so the government will usually be a Liberal-SDP coalition or a Liberal-National coalition, though neither the SDP or National Party rule out a potential SDP-National coalition. The Liberal Party tends to prefer working with the Third-Way Democrat faction of the SDP and/or the New Conservative faction of the National Party, and the relative power of each faction influences the Liberal leadership decision on who to form a coalition government with.
Parties will tend to try and form a coalition that has a 3/5ths supermajority in the House and the Senate, since most legislation requires 3/5ths supermajority in both chambers to become law, although simple-majority coalitions are not uncommon.
The Liberal Party, Social Democratic Party, National Party, Christian Social Union, Civic Alliance, Justice Party, Libertarian Party, Green Party, Voluntarist Party, and Pirate Party have all committed to not form a coalition government with either the People's Front or the Socialist Workers Party over concerns of illiberal, anti-democratic and discriminatory rhetoric and policies.
The Liberal Party, National Party, Christian Social Union, Civic Alliance, Libertarian Party, Voluntarist Party, and Pirate Party have all committed to not form a coalition government with the Justice Party, citing concerns over authoritarian and anti-semitic rhetoric.


Caucuses

Beyond formal coalitions, there are several other semi-formal political alliances between parties and/or factions.

The Alliance for Economic Growth
Description: A centre-right group focused on issues of trade, business innovation, and economic growth.
Members: Walrus Liberals (Liberal Party), Liberal Democrats (Liberal Party), Free Liberals (Liberal Party), New Conservatives (National Party)

Centre Group
Description: A group focused on passing centrist, tripartisan legislation to solve social, economic, and security issues.
Members: Civic Alliance, Wednesday Liberals (Liberal Party), Acela Liberals (Liberal Party), New Conservatives (National Party), Agrarian Nationals (National Party), Third-Way Democrats (Social Democratic Party)

Civil Liberties Caucus
Description: A group focused on issues of civil liberties and criminal justice. Issues include drug decriminalisation, incarceration, surveillance, due process, and police accountability.
Members: Liberal Party, Libertarian Party, Pirate Party, Voluntarist Party

The Defense of Democracies Caucus
Description: A group dedicated to working with the LDU and other allies to ensure regional security and defend liberal democracies.
Members: Civic Alliance, others

End Poverty Now
Description: A centre-left to left group dedicated to issues of poverty alleviation.
Members: Progressives (Social Democratic Party), Labour Coalition (Social Democratic Party), Christian Social Union, Justice Party, Green Party

Family Values Caucus
Description: A social conservative group focused on promoting family values. Issues include abortion, gay marriage, and single parenthood.
Members: Christian Democrats (National Party), Paleoconservatives (National Party), Agrarian Nationals (National Party), Christian Social Union

Freedom Caucus
Description: A right-libertarian group focused on reducing the size of government and maximising human freedom.
Members: Libertarian Party, Voluntarist Party, Free Liberals (Liberal Party)

Liberal-Pirate Caucus
Description: A group that deals with issues of mutual interest to the Liberal and Pirate Party. Includes both policy and political strategy.
Members: Liberal Party, Pirate Party

Secure Our Borders
Description: A group focused on immigration issues, in particular advocating for substantial decrease in migration to Wizlandia.
Members: People’s Front, National Democratic Party

SDP-Feminist Caucus
Description: A group that deals with issues of mutual interest to the Social Democratic and Feminist Party. Includes both policy and political strategy.
Members: Social Democratic Party, Feminist Party

The Study Committee on Welfare and Poverty
Description: A centrist group dedicated to issues of welfare reform and poverty alleviation.
Members: Acela Liberals (Liberal Party), Wednesday Liberals (Liberal Party), Christian Democrats (National Party), Agrarian Nationals (National Party), Third-Way Democrats (Social Democratic Party), Civic Alliance

United Progressive Left
Description: A group dedicated to the advancement of a democratic, progressive left.
Members: Justice Party, Green Party, Progressives (Social Democratic Party)

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