The term "Isolationism" can be interpreted more broadly as a foreign policy of military and political non-interference in international affairs and in the internal affairs of sovereign states, coupled with Economic Nationalism and cultural isolation, as well as with the impossibility of being in permanent military alliances , while maintaining the possibility of participation in temporary military alliances that meet the current interests of the state and in permanent international organizations of a non-military nature.
The United States of America under President Calvin Coolidge (from 1923 to 1929) was a great example of isolationism. Coolidge was a right-wing libertarian that wanted to shrink the government in many ways, especially by allowing more civil liberties, democracy, and capitalism to flourish. Coolidge also greatly reduced the US military budget to lower the US's impact on the world stage. He also rose tariffs to a MASSIVE extent to protect domestic industry. Basically, he wanted the United States to have an extremely small to non-existent impact on the rest of the world.
Main article: Hoxhaism
Between 1641 and 1853, the feudal Tokugawa Shogunate of Japan pursued a policy called Kaikin, which forbade any contact with foreign countries. Despite that, Japan maintained limited trade and diplomatic relations with Imperial China, the Joseon dynasty, and nearby Ryukyu Islands, as well as the Dutch Republic, Japan's only Western trading partner for most of the period.
Main article: Juche
In the mid-1860s, Regent Heungseon Daewongun, father of Emperor Gojong, pursued a policy of strict foreign policy isolation as he strengthened the army and began to equip it with the latest Japanese weapons, reorganized the military system, transformed the coast guard. The policy of isolation has strengthened Korean patriotism and protected their culture. Heungseon Daewongun was able to protect Joseon from cultural imperialism and westernization and thus protect Korea's heritage from it. He also wanted to avoid engaging with the West, which would have been inevitable if Western countries had been allowed to trade freely, as this would have worsened the state's influence.
Main article: De Francism
In general, for most of its history, Switzerland remained neutral in most military conflicts, including both World Wars. It also had a complicated relationship with the UN for a long time, with them not joining the organization until 2002 via a referendum.
Following the traditional policy of neutrality, Switzerland in the 1950s and early 1960s faced difficulties in participating in various plans for European integration. In 1948, it joined the Organization for European Economic Cooperation, but refrained from joining the European Economic Community (what would later become the EU
we know and "love" today). The obvious political goals of this organization were unacceptable to Switzerland. However, it became one of the founding members of the European Free Trade Association in 1959, and in 1963 joined the Council of Europe, once again demonstrating its interest in European cooperation. In 1972, a national referendum ratified a free trade agreement with the EU, which by 1977 had phased out tariffs on all industrial products.
The Helvetic Model is an economically centre-right to right-wing and usually culturally right-leaning ideology.
Helvetic Model puts its focus on low tax rates, openness for international trade, strict neutrality in wars and other international affairs, federalism, collective leadership in the executive, individualism, strong elements of direct democracy with frequent referendums, and low market intervention.
Non-Interventionism is a variant of Isolationism that supports a foreign policy that doesn't interfere in the domestic politics and affairs of other countries, mostly for anti-war and anti-imperialist reasons. But rejects total cultural isolation and can support free trade and/or peaceful internationalism.
Turkmen Model Is an economically center, totalitarian and culturally apathetic ideology. It is focused on a state capitalist economy focused on exporting natural resources, such as methane. It initially had a one-party system before deciding on a strong non-partisan executive.
- Usually stays at home and refuses to go outside.
- Rarely talks to anyone, including their own family.
- "What happens over there stays there."
- Isolationism's reaction to literally anything.
How to Draw
Isolationism has two designs. One features a brick wall with barbed wire to represent isolation, and especially closed off borders. The other is simply the icon of Isolationism on 9Axes.
- Draw a ball.
- Fill two thirds of it with dark green.
- Draw a dark grey brick wall and the barbed wire on top in the bottom third of the ball.
- Add the eyes.
|Dark Green||#327D4B||50, 125, 75|
|Very Dark Grey||#191919||25, 25, 25|
- Draw a ball.
- Fill it with purple.
- Draw a silhouette of a waving flag
- Add the eyes
|Purple||#9C27B0||156, 39, 176|
|Very Dark Grey||#191919||25, 25, 25|
- Protectionism - The economy should be protected against foreign influence. (Switzerland supports free trade, but I'll let it slide this time.)
- Nationalism - The nation's interest is very important.
- National Liberalism - The best form of liberalism, although you're too pro free-trade sometimes.
- Paleoconservatism - The best form of conservatism.
- Paleolibertarianism - The best form of libertarianism.
- National Libertarianism - You're also quite based like Paleolibertarianism, Coolidge was the last great president of USA.
- Anarcho-Capitalism & Hoppeanism - Rothbard and Hoppe are based.
- Juche & Hoxhaism - The best forms of socialism.
- National Anarchism - The best form of anarchism.
- Anarcho-Pacifism - We're both against foreign wars, although for very different reasons.
- Indigenism - He understands that the outsiders don't care for his people or their way of life!
- Alter-Globalization - The best form of globalism, but still cringe. At least he hates some of my enemies, though.
- Patriotism - You don't go far enough, but at least you're not a globalist cuck.
- Capitalism & Socialism - Economics are important, but I'm not really into this whole Cold War thing. In stand I’m staying Neutral.
- Burmese Socialism - That's going a bit too far, you don't need to seal yourself entirely off from the world.
- Trumpism - You kept screaming "America First!" yet ended up tuning your back on me for him.
- Stalinism - You talked about Socialism in one country, but than ruined it by invading Poland.
- Pol Potism - You said that you will isolate yourself from the world, then you invaded Vietnam.
- Globalism - Economic globalization is an awful idea and it won't work.
- Imperialism - We shouldn't conquer nor invade other nations!
- Jingoism & Irredentism - Fine, I'll say it again: We shouldn't conquer nor invade other nations!!! (Even if some of their territory was once ours.)
- Neoliberalism - The worst form of liberalism.
- State Liberalism - This one is even worse than the guy above. No, I will not open up, and stop throwing rainbow rocks through my windows, bitch!
- Neoconservatism - The worst form of conservatism. Also, you conserve nothing at all!
- Neo-Libertarianism - The worst form of libertarianism. Also you're weird.
- Trotskyism - The worst form of socialism! By the way he’s neocon, but communist.
- Anationalism - The worst form of anarchism. Also, you’re just literally Anarcho-Imperialism anyway.
- Why is Switzerland Always Neutral? by General Knowledge
- Life in Edo Japan (1603-1868) by Simple History (Isolationism at 6:33 and 8:45)
- The Real Reason Why North Korea Is So Isolated by NowThis World