Red Party

The Red Party is a hypothetical and theoretical opposition party to the libertarian socialist-leaning Workers' Party of Antarctica. It does not exist and therefore has no formal name, leadership, platform, or organization.

Background and Theory

In the earliest history of the United States, a conflict quickly arose between federal and state. Federalists favored a strong central government, while Anti-Federalists favored greater power to the states. Over the years, the two distinct sides gradually evolved into today's Democratic and Republican parties and a clearly-defined division between "right" and "left".

The Federated States, being a nation settled by left-wing progressives and socialists, is unlikely to be divided along the same political lines as the United States. Thus, there is not likely to be a pro-capitalist, "right-wing" major party in the FSA that is analogous to the GOP (though such a party would very likely form as a third party). The earliest division is likely instead to be between the state and the collective. The Workers' Party of Antarctica is a party that favors limited, minimal government, a particular focus on individual liberty and rights, and the means of production owned and operated by the workers (the collective, embodied by the state corporation). Thus, the WPA favors small government and a large and powerful collective of, by, and for the workers.

The Red Party, in contrast, is more of a statist, traditionally Marxist-Leninist party that favors a collective in the form of a strong state. It is the Red Communist Party as understood by most of the world, except for the fact that it exists within a culture with a tradition of individual freedom and democracy.


Here is a theoretical comparison between the Red Party, the WPA ("Blue" Party), and a hypothetical Capitalist third party:

Characteristic Red Party WPA Capitalist Party
Overall ideology Social democratic, with Marxist-Leninist leanings Social democratic, with Libertarian-Socialist leanings Capitalist, individualist
Role of Government Maximum Minimal Minimal
Individual Liberty Important, but less so than the security and integrity of The State Absolute Absolute
Favored democratic style Fewer elections, more power in the hands of elected officials More elections, more power directly in the hands of the electorate, less power in the hands of elected officials Fewer elections, more power in the hands of private individuals
Ownership of Means of Production The State The Collective (through State Corporations) Private
Private Property None or very limited Moderate Abundant and ubiquitous
Private Business None Limited to moderate Abundant and ubiquitous
Planned economy Yes, similar to Soviet five-year plan Yes, planned by collective No, market forces determine economy
Social Classes None Based on work and contribution Based on concentration of wealth
Media State-run Collaborative Private
Social Issues Far-Left Far-Left Varies
Religion Discouraged Strong belief in separation of church and state Varies

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