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    Not to be confused with Capcom.png Capitalist Communism and Dengf.png Dengism.

    State Capitalism (condensed to StateCap and also known as Dirigisme) is an economic system where the state plays an active role in business or commercial activity. This can be direct in the form of state-owned enterprises or companies where the state has controlling shares, in an indirect form of the state planning through government agencies organized along for-profit and business management lines, or through state-sponsored private business activities. If the state owns or controls all the means of production or is the primary shareholder, this is called state monopoly capitalism (StateMoCap). State capitalism is usually seen as Authunity.png economically center since it denies the means of production to workers, yet is often collectivist in nature.


    Dirigisme.png Dirigisme

    Dirigisme (from French diriger 'to direct') is an economic doctrine in which the state plays a strong directive (policies) role contrary to a merely regulatory interventionist role over a market economy. As an economic doctrine, dirigisme is the opposite of laissez-faire, stressing a positive role for state intervention in curbing productive inefficiencies and market failures. Dirigiste policies often include indicative planning, state-directed investment, and the use of market instruments (taxes and subsidies) to incentivize market entities to fulfill state economic objectives.

    Chinese communism.png Socialism with Chinese Characteristics

    Socialism with Chinese Characteristics is a set of political theories and policies of the Dengf.png Chinese Communist Party that are seen by their proponents as representing ML.png Marxism-Leninism adapted to Chinese circumstances and specific time periods, consisting of DengXiaoping.png Deng Xiaoping Theory, Jiang Tze-min.png Three Represents, Hujintao.png Scientific Outlook on Development, and XiJinpingThoughtf.png Xi Jinping Thought on Socialism with Chinese Characteristics for a New Era.

    STATECAPITALISMICON.png East Asian Model

    The East Asian model pioneered by Japan, is a plan for economic growth whereby the government invests in certain sectors of the economy in order to stimulate the growth of specific industries in the private sector. It generally refers to the model of development pursued in East Asian economies such as Japan, South Korea and Taiwan. It has also been used by some to describe the contemporary economic system in Mainland China after Deng Xiaoping's economic reforms during the late 1970s and the current economic system of Vietnam after its Đổi Mới policy was implemented in 1986.


    State Capitalism is not a formal ideology with unifying theory, nor was it used in a self descriptive term. State Capitalism is believed by some to have first been used and coined, by Orengelsf.png Friedrich Engels, in his and Ormarxf.png Marx's book "Socialism: Utopic and Scientific". It was later on also used by many Awaj.png Anarchists, LeftCom.png Left Communists, and Councom.png Council Communists, in criticism of the ML.png USSR.

    In the modern day state capitalism has been used to described countries like Cball-Taiwan.png Taiwan, Cball-South Korea.png South Korea, and Cball-China.png China. Critics of Cball-US.png United States, such as Noam Chomsky, believe it is state capitalist since government backs Corp.png big business interests while playing a substantial role in development (e.g., bailouts and public research respectively). Ancom.png Libertarian socialists also describe the Cball-USSR.png Soviet Union as state capitalist for centralizing surplus value extraction and commodity production; Mao.pngMLM-Alt.pngStalin.pngHoxha.pngNeostalin.png anti-revisionist Marxist-Leninists would erroneously apply this criticism to CapKhrushchev-icon.png the Khrushchev administration and CapitalistBrezhnevism.pngAndropov.pngChernenko.png later administrations.

    Cball-France.png France Gaullismicon2.png Dirigisme.png

    Before World War II, France had a capitalist economic system Cap.png with many small, family-owned companies that were not as efficient as larger industrial groups in other countries like Germany Cball-Germany.png and the United States Cball-US.png. The war devastated France, with industries and infrastructure being destroyed or seized by Germany Nazi.png, and the country facing the prospect of long-term rationing in the aftermath. Some French businesses and politicians lost credibility after collaborating with the German occupiers during the war.

    After the war, French governments of all political stripes sought to modernize and develop the country's economy, with the goal of matching the advanced economy of the United States. The French government implemented dirigisme, a policy of strong government intervention in the economy Regulationism.png, to achieve this goal. This policy approach was accompanied by the development of Meritocracy Merit.png and Technocracy Technocracy.png, with elite state-trained administrators and engineers taking leadership roles in industry.

    During the 1945-1975 period, known as the "Glorious Thirty," France experienced significant economic growth and a population boom. Dirigisme was supported by conservative French Republican Party.png governments led by Charles de Gaulle Gaullismicon2.png and Georges Pompidou Udr france.png, and seen as a compromise between American policies of minimal government intervention and Soviet policies of total state control. In 1981, Socialist president François Mitterrand Liberalsoc.png was elected and pursued dirigisme policies, including nationalizing industries and banks Bankocracy.png. However, economic difficulties and inflation led the government to abandon dirigisme in 1983 and adopt austerity measures instead. Dirigisme has not been widely supported by subsequent French governments, though some elements of it remain in place.

    Cball-Japan.png Imperial Japan Showa-kanmuri.pngTojo.pngJapaneseFascism.png


    Cball-US.png United States FDRismF.png


    Cball-South Korea.png South Korea SyngmanRhee.pngParkChungHee.png


    Cball-Taiwan.png ROC/Taiwan ChiangKaiShek.pngAuthcapROC.pngChiang-Ching-kuo.png


    Cball-China.png China DengXiaoping.pngJiang Tze-min.pngThreeRepresents.pngHujintao.pngWenJiabao.pngBoXilai.pngXiJinpingThoughtf.pngPinkXi.pngTerrorCapitalism.png


    Cball-Singapore.png Singapore PAP(Singapore).pngLKY.png


    Cball-Belarus.png Belarus Lukash.png



    State Capitalism can take on many forms, both theoretical and material, as it did historically.

    • Industries being ran as private enterprises with the State being the primary or sole shareholder.
    • State direction or control of investment, either indirectly (e.g., contracts) or directly (like sovereign wealth funds).
    • "Privatization" of the State so it operates as a single, for-profit economic monopoly.
    • Implementing decentral or central planning while maintaining private resource ownership and markets.
    • A strong, for-profit public sector co-exists and/or competes with the private sector.
    • Any combination of these.

    How to Draw

    Flag of State Capitalism
    The symbol of State Capitalism comes from a post on the r/vexillology subreddit by SekaiDarkness called "Flag of State Capitalism/Corporatism", the flag is supposed to symbolise an in between of Cap.png capitalism and ML.png communism.
    1. Draw a ball and color the inside burnt orange or drab red.
    2. Draw a yellow left-facing cent symbol (¢) and a yellow arrow crossed through it.
    3. Draw the eyes.

    You're done!




    • Capcom.png Capitalist Communism - I admit that I borrow elements from both, but only the good parts.
    • Merc.png Mercantilism - Even he thinks I'm too statist & that's says a lot.
    • Corp.png Corporatocracy - Basically me, but with more focus on pleasing the rich.
    • Statesoc.png State Socialism - My confused brother in denial. But countries such as Brazil and Iraq prospered in the past because of effective centralization and economic bureaucracy.
    • Authcap.png Authoritarian Capitalism - Not regulatory enough. Although MoralesBermúdez.png Morales-Bermúdez did good when partially keeping the JuanVelasco.png Velascoist economy, but without the leftist stuff (I am an economic centrist anyway), unlike those Fujimori.png Fujimorists who derregulated the economy.
    • ProgPartyNorway.png Progress Party - A bit anti-statist for my taste but hey he really likes the oil fund[1].



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