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    Left-Wing Nationalism

    Not to be confused with Socnat.png Social Nationalism (Though not this necessarily)

    Left-Wing Nationalism (LeftNat), Social Patriotism or Socialist Nationalism is an economically left-wing, culturally neutral and nationalist ideology that advocates for collective ownership of the means of production, in combination with Antiimp.png anti-imperialism, Equality.png egalitarianism, international solidarity, national self-determination and national sovereignty.


    AntiColNat.png Anti-Colonial Nationalism

    Anti-Colonial Nationalism is a form of left-wing nationalism that focuses on decolonization and anti-imperialism. Because of colonialism’s creation of state and country lines across ethnic, religious, linguistic and other historical boundaries, anti-colonial nationalism is largely related to land first. After independence, especially in countries with particularly diverse populations with historic enmity, there have been a series of smaller independence movements that are also defined by anti-colonialism.



    Cball-Algeria.png Algeria


    Cball-Armenia.png Armenia

    Left-Wing Nationalists have played a crucial role in Armenian history. The first main Armenian Left-Wing Nationalist group was the Armenian Revolutionary Federation also known as Dashnaks. It was founded by 3 Armenians in the Russian Empire (Stepan Zorian, Christapor Mikaelian, and Simon Zavarian) with the goal of gaining autonomy in Armenian areas of the Ottoman Empire through means of violent rebellion. They had adopted a program that included socialism and agrarian reform as well as freedom of speech, press, and religion. They enjoyed support from the Tsarist government of Russia and participated in many clashes with Azeri (then known as Caucasian Tatar) nationalists. They then blamed many of the anti-Armenian massacres committed by Azeris on the Tsarist government for refusing to take action to stop them. They organized Fedayi[6] groups in which they would clash with Kurdish tribes over land. After the Ittihad.png Young Turks overthrew the Sultan, Dashnaks became a legal party and some Armenians got seats in parliment, but they didn't get the reforms they were hoping for and cut ties with the Young Turks in 1912. During the Armenian genocide in 1915, many leaders of Dashnaks were killed by the Ottoman military and many lead resistance against the genocide by the Ottomans, specifically in Van. After the genocide, many Dashnaks member vowed to take revenge by killing the perpetrators of the genocide as well as the perpetrators of the 1918 massacre of Armenians in Baku. These assassinations (now known as Operation Nemesis) took place between 1920 and 1922 and assassinated many major Turkish and Azerbaijani officials involved in the genocide and massacres. Some of the most notable assassinated include: Talaat Pasha (one of the 3 rulers of the Ottoman empire at the time of the genocide and considered to be an architect of it), Fatali Khan Khoyski (first prime minister of Azerbaijan), and Cemal Pasha (another one of the 3 rulers of the Ottoman empire at the time of the genocide and like Talaat is widely considered to be an architect of it along with Enver Pasha). Dashnaks held important government positions in the short lived First Republic of Armenia and fought to take Shushi from Azerbaijan. After the Soviets invaded Armenia and Azerbaijan, the ARF was banned and its leaders were exiled to primarily Lebanon where they participated in conflicts there. During World War 2, many exiled Dashnaks members decided to side with the Nazi.png Nazis in the Armenian Legion because they promised an independent Armenia. In 1975, the 60 anniversary of the Armenian genocide, a group of Armenians in Beirut, Lebanon formed a group known as the Armenian Secret Army for the Liberation of Armenia or ASALA. Its ideology was based on a fusion of ML.png Marxism–Leninism and Armenian nationalism, seeking to unite the Armenian SSR with Artsakh, Nakhichevan, and all of former western Armenia into a single Armenian state under the Armenian SSR. Most of their attacks were aimed at Turkish diplomats and their attacks resulted in the deaths of around 46 people. They developed ties with other leftist minority groups in Lebanon such as the PKK-icon-pcb.png Kurdistan Workers' Party and the Habash.png Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine. After an attack on Orly airport near Paris in 1983, the group split between those who agreed with it and those who disagreed with it leading to 2 separate groups, ASALA-Militant lead by Hagop Hagopian and ASALA-Revolutionary Movement lead by Armenian-American Monte Melkonian. They started to slowly fall apart after this split and the last attack claim by ASALA was in 1997. Monte Melkonian went on to command the Artsakhi army in the First Nagorno-Karabakh war and became the national hero of Armenia after his death.

    Cball-Catalonia.png Catalonia


    ETA.png Euskadi Ta Askatasuna

    The Basque Nationalist group Euskadi Ta Askatasuna (Basque Homeland and Liberty) or ETA, was originally started as a Basque student group known as Ekin founded in the 1950s. The group ETA itself was founded in 1959 as Aberri Ta Askatasuna or ATA but since in some Basque dialects ata means duck, they decided to change it to ETA. They were largely inspired by Ormarxf.png Marxism and Basque Nationalism as well as the Basque AnInde.png Independence Anarchist Federico Krutwig. They held their first assembly in Bayonne, France in 1962 and held later assemblies in later years in which they affirmed their Anticap.png Anti-Capitalist positions. They started their attacks against the Franco.png Francoist government of Spain in 1968 when a police officer was shot dead trying to halt an ETA member. Their most famous attack, also known as Operación Ogro (Operation Ogre), was the assassination of then Spanish prime minister, Luis Carrero Blanco in which they blew up his car, launching him 20 feet into the air, giving him the nickname "Spain's First Astronaut" in Spain and the Basque Country. This assassination is considered an important factor in the Spanish transition to democracy, since they had killed Franco's main successor. After the death of Franco and the Spanish transition to democracy, the group had lost much of the support it previously had. The Cball-France.png French government, which had previously left them alone due to Franco's large human rights abuses against Basques, no longer turned a blind eye to them. They signed a permanent ceasefire in 2011, destroyed their weapons in 2017, and dissolved entirely in 2018.

    Cball-India.png India

    The Ghadar Movement established on July 15, 1913 by expatriate Indians in Astoria, Oregon, was a part of the larger Indian independence movement against British rule. During World War I, some Ghadar party members returned to Punjab to instigate armed revolution for Indian Independence. They smuggled arms into India and initiated the Ghadar Mutiny which resulted in the execution of 42 mutineers, following the Lahore Conspiracy Case trial. Ghadarites persisted covert anti-colonial efforts with the support of Germany and Ottoman Turkey, known as the Hindu–German Conspiracy. After the war ended, the party in the United States fractured into a Communist and an Indian Socialist faction. The party formally dissolved in 1948. Although its attempts at overthrowing the British Raj were unsuccessful, the insurrectionary ideals of the Ghadar Party influenced the individuals of the Indian Independence Movement which were at opposition to Gandhian nonviolence.

    Cball-Ireland.png Ireland

    Irish nationalism has been left-wing since its mainstream inception. Early nationalists during the 19th century such as the United Irishmen in the 1790s, Young Irelanders in the 1840s, Fenian Brotherhood in the 1880s, as well as Sinn Féin, and Fianna Fáil in the 1920s all styled themselves in various ways after French left-wing radicalism and republicanism. This combination of nationalism with left-wing positions was possible as the nation state they sought was envisaged against the backdrop of the more socially conservative and pluri-national state of the Cball-UK.png United Kingdom.

    Cball-UK.png Scotland Cball-Scotland.png

    The Scottish independence movement is mainly left-wing and is spearheaded by the UKSNP.png Scottish National Party, a party that has been centre-left since the 1970s. There are other political parties from the political left in favour of Scottish independence, namely the Scottish Green Party, the Scottish Socialist Party and Solidarity.




    LeftNat is a nationalist like his father and a socialist like his mother. LeftNat is happy to debate with his fellow Leftists about economics but he will later find himself in debates with them over the nation as LeftNat argues it is against the Left's own interests to support things like globalism which is pioneered by the bourgeoisie.

    How to Draw

    Flag of Left-Wing Nationalism
    1. Draw a ball,
    2. Colour it red
    3. In the centre, draw a golden flag coming from the bottom,
    4. Add the eyes and you're done!
    Color Name HEX RGB
    Red #ED1D26 237, 29, 38
    Gold #FFCC00 255, 204, 0



    • Nation.png Nationalism - You have some mildly reactionary views that inspired some of my worst enemies, but you were a product of the time and also inspired people like me to rebel against such invaders so I can't hate you for that. Also, workers that work for the better being of the nation are based.
    • Modnat.png Patriotism - Same as above but moderate. Also way less hostile to outside comrades which is nice.
    • Natcom.png National Communism - My more radical communist brother. He is pretty based, although I worry that Nazbol.png He might be a bad influence for him.
    • Soc.png Socialism - The best economic system that improves the well-being of the proletariat, proving how superior socialism is compared to capitalism.
    • Consocf.png Conservative Socialism - We agree on most issues, you're just more conservative compared to me and I enjoy working with you as a fellow socialist.
    • Demsocstar.png Democratic Socialism - Democracy and socialism must represent the will of the nation.
    • Statesoc.png State Socialism - The worker's state will benefit from a strong sense of national identity.
    • Protect.png Protectionism - Our economy must be protected from the globalization of neoliberals.
    • Sep.png Separatism - Self-Determination for oppressed minorities? Based!
    • Globnat.png Alter-Globalization - The ONLY good globalist. Just because I am a nationalist does not mean I don't also support international solidarity and freedom for the exploited colonized and working-class!
    • Afrsoc.png African Socialism - Fellow Africans who advocate nationalist socialism to liberate their homelands from colonialist oppression.
    • Native.png Indigenism - Another form of me that just like the above, is dedicated to fighting the colonialists and imperialists that stole his people's lands!
    • Absoc.png Arab Socialism - Unifying Arabs through socialist nationalism is extremely based.
    • Hochi.png Ho Chi Minh Thought - Great job kicking the French Colonialists and American Imperialists out of Indochina.
    • Soc21.png Socialism of the 21st Century - My Latin American comrade who resists American Neoliberalism.
    • Tito.png Titoism - "Brotherhood and Unity" is such a good and inspiring slogan.
    • Civnat.png Civic Nationalism - Fellow nationalist who understands that the nation is not defined by limited boundaries such as race or ethnicity. I wish you were more socialist though.
    • Cultural Nationalism.png Cultural Nationalism - Cultural Identity must be preserved to inspire the working-class. It's saddening that Fascists use culture to justify their hatred.
    • Republicanismpix.png Republicanism - Monarchy is a reactionary construct that only serves to oppress our nation's working class. Also, the Springtime of Nations was pretty based.


    • Blacknat.png Black Nationalism - I have very mixed feelings about you. We have worked together to fight the white colonial states in Africa, and a lot of your civil rights groups in the west like the Black Panther Party were basically just me applied to the African-American population. but racial nationalism and supremacy are not good ways to fight for your liberty or against the oppressive racial state.
    • Natcon.png National Conservatism - In theory, you are a based nationalist that is too conservative and capitalistic. In reality, the majority of right-wing nationalists are directly opposed to left-wing nationalism as their beliefs and values are conflicting to ours. Plus, how can you say you love your nation yet support the individuals that don't want to respect the working class that held up our nation throughout its history?
    • Nalib.png National Liberalism - We disagree on most stuff like economics and liberalism, but at least we both enjoyed Brexit.
    • Natlib.png National Libertarianism - How do you expect to preserve your nation and its borders with a minimal state? At least you actually care about the nation, but your methods are seriously pathetic.
    • Nazbol.png National Bolshevism - Ethnonationalism and Fascism are pretty cringe, but at least you're a socialist, and your point about mainstream leftists not caring enough about how the nation can be used to liberate the working class is just awe-inspiring. Oh btw, is there any chance I can join the GANG soon?
    • Ormarxf.png Marxism - I highly respect Marx, he clearly had the right ideas. I praise international solidarity and proletarian camaraderie, but Marx does not understand nationalism's utility for the working class.
    • ML.png Marxism–Leninism - Same as above, but at least you care more about the nation. But like Marx, why do you hate nationalism? The working class is often defined by the community they identify themselves with, thus removing that will only take away power from the working class.
    • Stalin.png Stalinism - Socialism in One Country is debatably based but your policy of suppressing cultural identities and nationalism is pure cringe. You've also committed social imperialism by patriating Poland, invading Finland and Iran, and puppeting the entire Eastern Europe.
    • Socdem.png Social Democracy - You're pretty close to establishing socialism, but your exploitation of the third world and how many of your first world adherents embrace globalist imperialism make me puke.
    • Patcon.png Paternalistic Conservatism - Basically just a combination of Conservative.png Conservatism and Socdem.png Social Democracy. A bearable alternative to regular right-wing nationalism and conservatism.
    • WelfChauvin.png Welfare Chauvinism - Cool economics, but calm down with the chauvinism.
    • Neighborstan.png Neighborstan - I am not asking for the lands of others. I am not trespassing on anyone else's territory, but if you trespass on my land, I will fight you until the day I die!
    • Marketsoc.png Market Socialism - Vietnam and Yugoslavia were epic but I don't like how many of you are globalist succdems.


    • World.png Globalism & World Federalism2.png World Federalism - You will only benefit the bourgeoisie imperialists and harm the oppressed proletariat. There is a reason both of your leaders are mostly white Liberals and Neoliberals from the first-world, Both of you are just facades for imperialists to exploit poorer nations. Anything you say are just illusions to mask your neo-colonial tendencies under the guise of genuine humanism and "solidarity". If you really did care about the people from the third world, then you should let them decide for themselves.
    • Imp.png Imperialism - Death to Imperialism! (Except Québec, but we don't talk about what happened)
    • Franco.png Francoism - YOU OPPRESSED THE Cball-Basque.png BASQUES AND Cball-Catalonia.png CATALANS! I'm glad I made Blanco Spain's first astronaut!
    • Nazi.png National Socialism - You're not even a socialist, you're just an anti-semitic asshole. I hate it when people confuse you with me just because I'm socialist and nationalist.
    • Strasser.png Strasserism - "We must take from the right's nationalism without capitalism and from the left's socialism without internationalism" is a quote i agree with, albeit with different reasons. You basically took everything about my values and corrupted it into a pseudo-socialist racial state.
    • Fash.png Fascism - Just like National Socialism you ruined the name nationalism and conflate it with your far-right ultranationalism.
    • Soclib.png Social Liberalism - You're not even leftist, stop pretending to be one.
    • Thatcher.png Thatcherism - DING DONG THE WITCH IS IS DEAD, SHAME WE DID NOT KILL THAT BITCH! (oh and btw I am gonna piss on your grave further by absolutely wrecking the UK in the Scottish independence referendum)
    • Polpot.png Pol Potism - You had the right idea but you went about it really, really wrong.
    • Gaullismicon2.png Gaullism & Cball-FranceKingdom.png French Monarchism - LEAVE ALGERIA ALONE!!!

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    2. Chrifley opposed the Cold War and western military interventions against communist movements.
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    4. M. Hrushevsky was a founder of Greater Ukraine idea.
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