Conservatism is an economically and civically variable, culturally right ideology. Conservatism seeks to maintain the social order and their country's traditional values, they usually seek to preserve a range of institutions like religion with the aim of emphasizing social stability and continuity.
The first established use of the term "conservatism" in a political context originated in 1818 with François-René de Chateaubriand. Conservatism has since been used to describe a wide range of views that aim to maintain certain traditional views, but there is no single set of policies associated with the term.
The meaning of "conservatism" in the United States is quite different in comparison with what people from other parts of the world consider conservatism; when they talk about conservatism they usually refer to Liberalism or Neoliberalism. Since the 1950s, conservatism in the United States has been chiefly associated with the Republican Party. However, during the era of segregation, many Southern Democrats were the ones considered conservatives.
The characteristics defining conservatism in the US support for the traditional family, law and order, the right to bear arms, Christian values, anti-socialism, and defense of "Western civilization, its traditions, and way of life". About major economic policies in general that they defend are, along with Libertarians, favor small government, low taxes, limited regulation, and free enterprise, although most conservatives in the US are also Keynesian, which are the economic policies that mostly differentiate them from most Libertarians. Some of them also see religion as an important part of Western Civilization are opposed to secularism, and separation of the church and the state.
They are also considered Neoconservatives and foreign interventionists, assimilationists, and at some points also imperialists, they believe in strong morals, and are in favor of intervening in other places that don't align with these values. Another part of US conservatism is trying to stop the spread of Socialism.
Other modern conservative positions include opposition to big government and opposition to environmentalism. On average, American conservatives desire tougher foreign policies than liberals do. Economic Liberalism, deregulation and social conservatism are major principles of the Republican Party, but they're not in opposition to bail-outs and, in general, certain interventionism.
In Germany, Conservatism grew alongside Nationalism, resulting in Germany's victory over France in the Franco-Prussian War, the formation of the United German Empire in 1871, and Otto von Bismarck's simultaneous rise on the European political stage.
With the rise of National Socialism in 1933, agrarian movements faded away, replaced by a more command-based economy and forced social integration. Although Adolf Hitler was able to win the support of many German industrialists, prominent traditionalists opposed his policies of euthanasia, genocide, and attacks on organized religion.
More recently, the work of the conservative Christian Democratic Union leader and Chancellor Helmut Kohl has helped bring about German reunification and closer European integration in the form of the Maastricht Treaty.
Today, German conservatism is often linked to politicians such as Angela Merkel. Who can be defined by her marked attempts to save the common European currency (Euro) from devaluation and other certainly important financial issues.
Another form of conservatism developed in France in parallel to conservatism in Britain. It was influenced by Counter-Enlightenment works by men such as Joseph de Maistre and Louis de Bonald. Many continentals or traditionalist conservatives do not support the separation of church and state, with most supporting state recognition of and cooperation with the Catholic Church, such as had existed in France before the Revolution.
They also added patriotism, and Nationalism to the list of traditional values they support. Conservatives were the first to embrace Nationalism, which was previously associated with Liberalism and the Revolution in France.
Under Vladimir Putin, the dominant leader since 1999, Russia has promoted explicitly conservative policies in social, cultural, and political matters, both at home and abroad but has attacked multiple times economic Liberalism, which differentiates them from other conservatives. Putinist conservatism is unique in some respects as it supports economic intervention with a mixed economy, with strong nationalist sentiment and social conservatism, opposing largely most of the Libertarians' ideals. Unlike most western conservatives, Putin's version promotes a Kleptocratic form of government over a democratic one, is Elitist and mostly opposed to populism.
During and after World War II, the Conservative Party made concessions to Democratic Socialist's policies of the left. The basis of the post-war consensus was the Beveridge Report. Between 1945 and 1970 (consensus years) unemployment averaged less than 3% as "full employment" was the policy of both Conservative and Labour governments. The post-war consensus included a belief in Keynesian economics, a mixed economy with the nationalization of major industries, the establishment of the National Health Service, and the establishment of a modern welfare state in Britain.
However, in the 1980s, under the leadership of Margaret Thatcher, and the influence of Keith Joseph, there was a dramatic shift in the ideological direction of British conservatism, with a movement towards, what are considered free-market economic policies and reforms.
In efforts to rebrand and increase the party's appeal, following three consecutive defeats on the general elections, both leaders have adopted policies that align with more moderate views. This has included a "greener" environmental and energy stance, and adoption of some socially liberal views, such as acceptance of same-sex marriage. However, these policies have been accompanied by fiscal conservatism, in which they have maintained a hard stance on bringing down the deficit, and embarked upon a program of economic austerity.
How to Draw
Drawing US Conservatism is very simple.
- Draw a ball.
- Fill the top half of the ball with blue and the bottom half with red.
- Draw three white stars on the top half of the ball. (In reference to the symbols of the Democratic and the Republican Party)
- Add the eyes and you're done!
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Drawing UK Conservatism is simple
- Draw a ball
- Fill the ball with light blue
- Draw a white squiggly tree in the middle.
- Add the eyes and you're done.
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Some optional props:
- MAGA hat (US version)
- Sunglasses (US version) (used for US-centric balls like the USA in Polandball and Neoliberalism in Polcompball)
- Brexit hat (UK version)
- Burning EU flag (UK version)
- Bóg, Honor, Ojczyzna (God, Honour and Fatherland) banner (Polish version)
- Classical Conservatism - My more traditionalist UK parent!
- National Conservatism - My son who shares my values also but puts an emphasis on the importance of the nation.
- Nationalism - We both like strong borders.
- Patriotism - We both love our country.
- Civic Nationalism - As long as they come here legally!
- Cultural Nationalism - I love my culture.
- Religious Nationalism - I love my religion.
- Gerontocracy - My target demographic is usually the older people.
- Agrarianism - Ah, good to see that the simple farming life isn't dead!
- Paternalistic Conservatism - My SocDem son!
Just stop hanging out with that damn hippie so much.
- Distributism - A good christian alternative to the reds.
- One-Nation Conservatism - My SocDem grandson! Disraeli was a great prime minister!
- Eco-Conservatism - My hippie son, combined both kinds of conserve into one.
- Christian Democracy - Church buddy.
- Islamic Democracy - Mosque buddy.
- Conservative Liberalism - Another good libtard. We argue over protectionism vs. free trade, but we're good aside from that.
- Trumpism - Keep this country great. TRUMP 2024 USA USA USA USA!
- Right-Wing Populism - He has many good ways to make the country great.
- Religious Zionism - Zionism, but better.
- Hamiltonianism - Really based, but my parent hates you.
- Patriarchy - Strong father figures in families are necessary.
- National Democracy - My Son from Poland, Poland is Independent Thanks to you.
- Liberal Conservatism - My, let's say, disapointing son... I hope he mans up some time...
- Neoliberalism - We both love Reagan and Thatcher, but for very different reasons, and most of your modern supporters are too progressive.
- Karen - Always complains about me forgetting her birthday!
- LGBT Conservatism - Unfortunately he is gay but at least values tradition, I respect that. So we're cool.
- Paleolibertarianism - Conservative values must be enforced.
- Libertarian Conservatism - He condones weed and porn, and I have no idea how he wants to maintain culture with a minimal state.
- Libertarianism - He has ups and downs.
- Anarcho-Conservatism - My weird son.
- Authoritarian Conservatism - On one hand, based enforcer of tradition. On the other, fuck the CCP.
- Paleoconservatism - A more isolationist son from America.
But what's this "femboys" thing I found in his search history? He said it's just a meme tho, and was made by his weird little brother.
- Neoconservatism - My son who shares some of my values but always drags me into long wars, sometimes even against fellow tradition fans.
- Conservative Socialism - My commie son, we both hate progressives but argue over economics.
- Multiculturalism - I like that you respect cultures, but most of your followers are degenerate SJWs.
- Left-Wing Nationalism - I like that you are a nationalist but do you really have to be a commie? And why some of you support degenerate "progressive" values?
- Christian Socialism - Love your Christian values, but why are you a leftie?
- Reactionarism - I just want to conserve culture, not hop into a time machine and go 600 years back. But Falun Gong is still better than CCP.
- Reactionary Socialism - A leftoid who is also going way too far.
- Police Statism - BLUE LIVES MATTER!
I won't follow mask mandates tho.
- Alt-Lite - Good to see that some kids these days see the value of tradition, but you really need to take some time off the internet.
- Jacksonian Democracy - Better than the rest of Democrats and My Son likes you for some reason but don't piss off my family you're still a libtoid. And your racism is bad for PR.
- Liberalism - Even if I HATE you, I can listen to your crap on a bad day and I like shocking you with facts and logic.
- Marxism–Leninism - Anti-traditional communist scum and my archenemy from 1917-1991.
- Leninism - Aren't you the same as the previous guy?
Getting rid of sluts is based through.
- Maoism - Damn you and your destruction of culture!
But at least you like Nixon.
- Dengism - Your "protection" of Chinese culture is fake, as you oppress non-Han cultures, restrict religion and experiment on humans! You are nothing more than an oppressor!
At least you are better than Maoism.
- Futurism - I told you progressives are fascist!
- Stransserism - Trans commie Nazis are oppressing the REAL men/women!
- Alt-Right - Stop infiltrating the GOP, fascist scum.
At least some of you support Trump.
- Anarcho-Communism Insane Communist Terrorist Antifa Pinko who calls me a Fascist!
- State Atheism - Stop trying to destroy religion, you oppressor!
- Fascism - Wokies always accuse me of being him. I'm against all left-wing ideologies, himself included.
- Clerical Fascism - No, you don't protect religion, you just twist it. Also, Fuentes is a degenerate.
- Anti-Fascism - The real fascist!
- National Socialism - Everyone with a brain hates you and I don't give a s*** if others call you conservative. Idiotic wokies often compare me to you for some reason. You also pretty much caused the USSR’s rise to superpower status by losing to them.
- Progressivism - Degenerate hippie and my eternal enemy. Trying to destroy both me and tradition. What's next, Pedo Rights? Also stop calling me cuckservative when you are having orgies like a degenerate.
Also it hurts my feelings. :(
- Revolutionary Progressivism - [redacted]
- Pink Capitalism - The companies betrayed us and promote degeneracy to enrich themselves.
- Democratism - My main rivals in the land of the free. He has be shifting very left recently. Still at least he isn't communist.
- Neo-Marxism - The post modern Neo-Marxists post leftist trying to destroy all our Judeo-Christian values with their post Marxist neo modern hardcore crab sex!
- Satanic Theocracy - SATAN! THE POWER OF CHRIST COMPELS YOU! This is the "great" future that wokies want for the world.
- Anarcho-Primitivism - You're taking this WAY too far.
- Primal Primitivism - Bruh...
- Liberal Feminism - Screw you, Planned Parenthood! Abortion is eugenics!
- Crusadism & Jihadism - Can't you see you are destroying tradition with your stupid wars? All religions are important for our heritage.
- Third Way - Ah yes, The Far-Left.
- The Right Side of History: How Reason and Moral Purpose Made the West Great by Ben Shapiro
- A History of the American People by Paul Johnson
- The Tyranny of Tolerance: A Sitting Judge Breaks the Code of Silence to Expose the Liberal Judicial Assault by Judge Robert H. Dierker Jr.
- Yes I Con: United Fakes of America by Lloyd Billingsley
- Why We Need the Electoral College by Tara Ross
- Why I Couldn't Stay Silent by David Harris Jr.
- Whiplash! From JFK to Donald Trump, a Political Odyssey by Arnold L. Steinberg
- America - An Illusion of Freedom by Dr. Richard A. Nixon
- America the Beautiful: Rediscovering What Made This Nation Great by Ben Carson M.D.
- Confidence Men: Wall Street, Washington and the Education of a President by Ron Suskind
- Losing Ground: American Social Policy, 1950–1980 by Charles Murray
- Reflections on the Revolution in France by Edmund Burke
- The Conscience of a Conservative by Barry Goldwater
- Leviathan by Thomas Hobbes
- The Conservative Mind by Russel Kirk
- The Right Nation: Why America is Different by John Micklethwait and Adrian Wooldridge
- Rationalism in Politics and other essays by Michael Oakeshott
- The Gulag Archipelago by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
- Intellectuals and Soceity by Thomas Sowell
- The Decline of the West by Oswald Spengler
- American Conservatism: An Encyclopedia
- Let Us Talk of Many Things: The Collected Speeches by William F. Buckley Jr.
- The Abolition of Britain: From Winston Churchill to Princess Diana by Peter Hitchens
- The Downing Street Years by Margaret Thatcher
- Statecraft: Strategies for a Changing World by Margaret Thatcher
- The Path to Power by Margaret Thatcher
- The Conservative's Dictionary by Todd Domke and Gerry Lange
- The Dictionary of Conservative Quotations by Iain Dale
- The Tories: Conservatives and the Nation State, 1922-97 by Alan Clark
- Conservative Thinkers: Essays from the Salisbury Review
- A Case for Conservatism by John Kekes
- Ann Widdecombe: Right from the Beginning by Nicholas Kochan
People and Parties
- Edmund Burke
- David Hume
- Thomas Carlyle
- Otto von Bismarck
- Antonio de Oliveira Salazar
- Leo Strauss
- Michael Oakeshott
- Rupert Murdoch
- Republican Party (GOP)
- William F. Buckley Jr.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower
- Joseph McCarthy
- Barry Goldwater
- Irving Kristol
- Richard Nixon
- Gerald Ford
- Henry Kissinger
- Ronald Reagan
- George H.W. Bush
- George W. Bush
- Dick Cheney
- Donald Rumsfeld
- Paul Wolfowitz
- Condoleeza Rice
- John McCain
- Sarah Palin
- Donald Trump
- Mike Pence
- Mike Pompeo
- John Bolton
- Rudy Giuliani
- Dinesh D’Souza
- Pat Buchanan
- Ron Paul
- Steve Bannon
- Tucker Carlson
- Ben Shapiro
- Charlie Kirk
- Dennis Prager
- Joe Arpaio
- Candace Owens
- Marco Rubio
- Larry Elder
- Ted Cruz
- Mitch McConnell
- Matt Gaetz
- Conservative Party
- United Russia
- Christian Democratic Union of Germany (CDU)
- The Republicans
- Conservative Party of Canada
- Liberal Democratic Party
- Syngman Rhee
- Liberty Korea Party
- People's Action Party (PAP)
- Liberal Party of Australia
- Front National
- National Democracy (ND)
- Law and Justice (PiS)
- New Right
- Colombia First/Democratic Center
- National Renewal
- United Malays National Organisation
- Sweden Democrats
- Lega Nord
- Austrian People's Party
- European Solidarity
- Independent Democratic Union
- Palang Pracharath Party
- Rush Limbaugh
- Jordan Peterson
- Andrew Neil
- Bruce Gilley
- Andrew Bolt
- Ayaan Hirsi Ali
- Yeonmi Park
- Rita Panahi
- Jimmy Lai
- V'yacheslav Chornovil
- Paul Joseph Watson
- Sargon of Akkad
- Alex Jones
- Blaire White
- Milo Yiannopoulos
- Hanif Bali
- Andrew Schlafly
- Depends mainly on the cultural context and the importance of capitalism within that context.
- Depends on the cultural context and the importance of the constitution in that context. In countries with long established constitutions the constitution will be more important to conservatives than in ones with short-established constitutions