Isolationism is a usually nationalist, non-quadrant ideology, which believes that its nation's interests are the most important, and it wants to keep the affairs of other countries at a distance.
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.
Moderate Isolationism also known as non-interventionism, is a version of isolationism that avoids being involved in most regional alliances, but isn't opposed to international co-operation or involving itself in international organizations.
Total Isolationism is a version of isolationism that completely avoids any interaction with the outside world in any context, and is opposed to joining any regional alliance or involving itself in intergovernmental organizations.
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.
Modern-day Korean isolationism exists within the borders of North Korea and their Juche ideology.
Main article: De Francism
Main article: Helvetic Model
'In Turkmenistan, the 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.
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. Advocates of non-interventionism differ greatly from most isolationists as they can uphold multiculturalism and are sometimes not nationalists.
- Usually stays at a (sometimes fortified and well-defended) 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, 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 - Another very based libertarian. Coolidge was the last great president of the USA.
- Anarcho-Capitalism & Hoppeanism - Rothbard and Hoppe are based.
- Juche & Hoxhaism - The best forms of socialism, especially the latter guy.
- 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!
- Helvetic Model - My Capitalist, Democratic child from Switzerland & Liechtenstein, two best countries in Europe.
- Alter-Globalism - 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 usually not a globalist cuck.
- 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 turning your back on me for him.
- Stalinism - You talked about Socialism in one country, but then ruined it by invading Poland.
- Pol Potism - You said that you will isolate yourself from the world, and then you invaded Vietnam.
- Chinese Theocracy - Sometimes a based Isolationist, at other times a cringe Imperialist Globalist.
- Autarchy - I wanted the isolation of our nation from the rest of the world, not the isolation of every individual from each other.
- 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, you pink imperialist dick!
- Fordism - Same with you.
- Neoconservatism - The worst form of conservatism. Also, you're literally not conserving anything at all.
- Neo-Libertarianism - The worst form of libertarianism. Also you're weird.
- Trotskyism - The worst form of socialism. And btw you're basically just red neocon .
- Castroism - You call yourself an "anti-imperialist" but then intervene militarily in other countries and finance rebel groups just to promote your "revolution"? Are you kidding me, man? You're pretty much just another red neocon.
- Anationalism - The worst form of anarchism. Also, you’re just literally Anarcho-Imperialism anyway.
- Nazism - Imperialist asshat who called Switzerland "a pimple on the face of Europe". If so, then your Reich, all your RKs and puppet states are cancer cells on the face of not only Europe but ALSO THE ENTIRE... WORLD!
- Gaddafism - Hates Switzerland like him, funded foreign rebel groups like him, and later on worked with him. Truly the worst of various worlds.
- Hawk, Dove, Eagle or Headless Chicken? US Foreign Policy under Trump by Jonas von Hoffmann
- Life in Edo Japan (1603-1868) by Simple History (Isolationism at 6:33 and 8:45)
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- Neutrality in Europe after 2022 by Kraut