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    This page is about the historical movement known as 'radicalism', for the political radicalism in general see Radicalism (Disambiguation).


    Radicalism (Rad) or Radical Liberalism (RadLib) was a historical set of movements within Clib.png Classical Liberalism and represented the left-wing of the historical movement. Radical liberalism took principles behind liberalism and applied them to their conclusion (a.k.a. their 'root' or 'radix' and latin, therefore 'radicalism').

    For example. a classical liberal might espouse that a Dem.png democratic system of government and the right to vote should be given in turn a radical liberal would take such a statement to its conclusion that being that Fem.png women, Soc.png those without property, immigrants, etc., should all be given the right to vote. Radical liberals also supported positive rights whereas classical ones only advocated negative ones. Moreover, radical liberals were historically the early advocates of Welf.png welfare states.

    By modern standards 'radicalism' is not radical at all, as the reforms made by radical liberals got accepted as the norm; in the modern-day 'radical liberal' is mainly used as an insult.

    History

    Radical Liberalism first took roots in America following the war of independence and was championed by founding father Thomas Paine. He called for many modern Social Liberal policies like a minimum wage and state pension as universal suffrage (including women voting, which wasn't included in the constitution). Radical Liberalism was also practised in pre-Napoleonic France at the time, with similar policies.

    Following the Napoleonic wars, radical liberalism would be the dominant ideology of non-classical liberals in democracy. The British Whigs also had a left-wing comprised of radicals and it could be said that Abraham Lincoln was one as well as the former American Whig party (replaced by lincoln's republicans) and the abolitionist movement at large.

    Radical liberal movements declined during the latter half of the 19th century as socialism became the dominant ideology of the left; some radicals became much more moderate and became Soclib.png social liberals and Lib.png liberal democrats, while others joined the socialists and became Liberalsoc.png liberal socialists and Bernst.png reformist marxists.

    Doctrine

    Radical Liberals, in the framework of Clib.png Classical Liberalism, believe in civil liberties such as Dem.png voting elections, Equality.png equality before the law, and Secular.png religious tolerance, but to the extent that extended suffrage and Welf.png welfare for all are necessary reforms to implement. These policies are seen as Prog.png Progressive then and now, Radical Liberals viewed Conserv.png Conservative ideologies as protecting the broken system, one unjustified in its nature and needed to be overthrown with social change.

    It also supported the redistribution of property and workers' rights which influenced some Liberalsoc.png Socialist ideologies along the way. Ironically, Radlibs were against common ownership.

    Personality

    Radicalism behaves like a 90's "cool kid" rebel that speaks with similar lingo and slang. Particularly he prides himself on being a radical rebel, saying that his ideas and policies are groundbreaking and revolutionary, when in reality they are mild and moderate, as they have become the norm over the last century and a half.

    How to Draw

    Flag of Radicalism
    1. Draw a ball
    2. Fill it with dark blue
    3. Draw a rose in yellow
    4. Draw the eyes and you're done!
    Color Name HEX RGB
    Dark Blue #37356D 55, 53, 109
    Gold #FFDC23 255, 220, 35

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    Cool

    • Clib.png Classical Liberalism - My AWESOME father taught to me the AWESOMENESS of liberalism and democracy!
    • Raddem.png Radical Democracy - Dude, Radical Democracy is the best! Like, everyone should have a voice.
    • Welf.png Welfarism - Giving poor people free money? That sounds totally rad!
    • Prog-u.png Progressivism - Hell yeah! Carrying on my radical reformist legacy like a boss!
    • Libfem.png Liberal Feminism - Yeah, I'm such a radical liberal that I believe women should have the right to vote.
    • Soclib.png Social Liberalism - My direct successor. Looks like my ideas became mainstream in the future.
    • Liberalsoc.png Liberal Socialism - Yeah bro, combining liberalism with socialism is totally awesome!
    • Radcent.png Radical Centrism - People say that centrists are boring, but this guy right here is super duper cool!
    • Philan.png Philosophical Anarchism - Extremely radical bro that also supported the French Revolution.

    Semi-Cool

    • Radape.png Radical Apoliticism - You sure are radical bro, but, like, why don't you care about anything?
    • Radfem.png Radical Feminism - Wow girl! You really are radical, but that's too much, even for me.
    • Radenv.png Radical Environmentalism - Bro, liking animals is cool, but sending mail bombs isn't.
    • Ultraprogressivism.png Revolutionary Progressivism - Progress is cool and all but DAMN, bro, you need to chillax. John Brown was cool AF tho.
    • Jack.png Jacobinism - Okay dude, I love the equality, but do you think you could like, not be so murdery?
    • Jihad.png Jihadism - Ok bruh, like, that is WAYYYYYYYY too radical, even for me.
    • Ormarxf.png Marxism - Why, like, did you leave me for Soc.png him? I'm WAY cooler, man!

    Uncool

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