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Political beliefs and their supporters

anarchism

noun

the political belief that there should be no government or laws

antidisestablishmentarianism

the political position of being against the idea of stopping the Church of England being the official church of England, Ireland, and Wales

Arabism

noun

support for Arab goals or political principles

big tent

noun

a group or political party that includes people who have a wide range of beliefs or opinions and come from many different backgrounds

camp follower

noun

someone who supports a group or political party but does not officially belong to it, especially in order to get an advantage

capitalism

noun

an economic system in which property, businesses, and industry are owned by individual people and not by the government

cause

noun

a goal, idea, or organization that you support or work for, for example in politics

collectivism

noun

a political system in which the government owns all businesses and controls all institutions

collectivist

noun

a supporter of collectivism

colonialist

noun

someone who supports colonialism

conservatism

noun

a political belief that it is better for society to change only gradually

constitutionalism

noun

support for a system of government that operates according to a constitution

consumerism

noun

the belief that it is good for a country if people buy and use a lot of goods and services

fanatic

noun

someone who has very strong religious or political beliefs that often make them behave in an unreasonable way

fanaticism

noun

very strong religious or political beliefs that make someone behave in an unreasonable way

federalism

noun

the belief that a federal system is the best form of government

imperialism

noun

the actions of a powerful country that tries to gain control or influence over the economic, political, and social life of weaker countries

internationalism

noun

the belief that countries should work together and learn to understand and accept each other’s traditions

Islamism

noun

a conservative Islamic political movement

liberal

noun

someone who believes that social and political changes should be made gradually if most people want them

liberalism

noun

a belief in liberal ideas and principles, especially in political and social matters

Little Englander

noun

someone who thinks that people in England should concentrate on English affairs and that foreign countries should not be allowed to influence what happens in England

loyalist

noun

someone who supports their government, especially during a revolution

manifesto

noun

a formal statement expressing the aims and plans of a group or organization, especially a political party

militarism

noun

the belief that a country needs a strong military if it wants to have political power or influence. Someone who has this belief is a militarist.

monarchist

noun

someone who supports and believes in government by a king or queen

monetarism

noun

the belief that the government must carefully control the amount of money in its economy to avoid economic problems

monetarist

noun

someone who believes in monetarism

nationalism

noun

the wish for political independence of a group of people with the same language, culture, history, etc.

nationalism

noun

the belief that your nation is better than other nations

nationalist

noun

someone who believes that their group, state, or nation should be independent

nationalist

noun

someone who feels that their nation’s interests should be considered as more important than those of other nations

neoliberal

adjective

favouring free markets and a lack of regulation of capitalism

PAC

noun

a political action committee

pacifism

noun

the belief that violence is wrong and that people should refuse to fight in wars

pamphleteer

noun

someone who prints their political opinions in pamphlets

political action committee

noun

an organization in the U.S. created by a company or other official group to raise money so that supporters of their ideas can try to be elected to Congress

populism

noun

politics that represents the interests and opinions of ordinary people

power politics

noun

attempts by different groups, parties, or countries to control a political situation

realpolitik

noun

politics based on practical ideas rather than moral ideas

royalist

noun

someone who believes that their country should have a king or queen

separatist

noun

a member of a group of people who want to be independent of a national, religious, or other group to which they belong

ticket

noun

the politicians or policies that a political party is supporting

unilateralism

noun

the belief that a country should take unilateral action, especially to get rid of its nuclear weapons even if other countries keep theirs

utilitarianism

noun

the belief that something is morally right if it helps a majority of people

wedge issue

noun

a political issue that divides people who usually agree

Zionism

noun

the movement that supports the development of the state of Israel

federalist

noun

imperialist

noun

internationalist

noun

monarchism

noun

neoliberal

noun

neoliberalism

noun

separatism

noun

Zionist

noun

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