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Portrait of Mikail Strasson, the founder and main theorist of Strassonism

Strassonism 
(Westlandic: Итяaииoɴızлш Strassonizum) also sometimes referred to as Strassonist Socialism, is a worldview and form of the Socialist ideology influenced by the work of Westlandic psychologist and political theorist Mikail Strasson who was one of the main leaders of the Socialist movement in Westland in the start of the 20th century. The ideology has spread across the world since then, representing a major socialist faction alongside Marxism and Leninism. The only current state that identifies itself as Strassonist is Westland.

A form of Socialism, it employs the other ideologies of Human Progressivism, Anti-Leninism, Anti-Americanism, Anti-Clericalism and employs a strict ideology centred around racial, sexual and gender equality levying harsh punishments, and making social outcasts of racists, homophobes, religious fundamentalists, and right wing advocates. The main reasoning behind such policies, is for the progression, and development of the human race to a better future. 

StrassonismSymbol

Symbol most commonly associated with Strassonism

Strassonism advocates a society which has ideological morals, has limited capitalist and consumerist influences, and society that has fair distribution of wealth with the means of production in the hands of the public and the destruction of the political or economic elite with people taking a path in society at their choosing. The society also focuses on people putting in to society, by working, and receiving benefits from society.

Main Principles

  • WestlandicPropagandaPoster

    Westlandic Strassonist Propaganda

    Racial, Sexual, Gender Equality
  • Income and Class Equality
  • Equality without Exception 
  • Human Progressivism
  • Environmentalism
  • Mild Totalitarianism
  • Anti-Capitalism
  • Anti-Clericalism
  • Anti-Leninism
  • Meritocraticism  

Praise

Strassonism has been widely praised for its recognition that human beings are inherently 'bad,' and that strict enforcement of ideological tenets and morals are needed to keep people in check. The main praise that is awarded to Strassonism is its vision for the survival of the human race. The main basis for Strassonism is to cast aside the tenets of 'freedom' and 'lasseiz-faire' attitudes which would eventually lead humanity to its collapse by allowing people and organisations to do whatever they please and act in any way they please. The methods used by enforcers of Strassonism include the implementation of radical egalitarian policies and enforcing the ideal that everyone is equal and that some ideologies are not beneficial for humanity and must be quashed if humanity is to survive and avoid chaos and turmoil that is brought through Conservatism, Capitalism and Greed. 

Strassonism has been praised for its elimination of the modern democratic process that is prevelent in many countries and its heavy reliance on special interests and big-business. The Strassonist democratic system eliminates chances of corruption through the direct election of individual candidates to office instead of a party label. Strassonism has been widely praised for the huge reducation in crime rates, which have been evident in Westland. Violent Assaults, Sexual Assaults and Theft are very rare, which is usually due to strictly enforced morals and security and surveillance forces. 

Criticism

Strassonism has been critiqued from a wide spectrum of perspectives from both other socialists and non-socialists.

Anarcho-communists, left communists, and libertarian socialists criticizes Strassonism for its reliance on a totalitarian state to implement its policies. Critics from these circles assert that statelessness is the final stage of the Marxian economic development. In Strassonism, much of its power and policies subsist on a strong state that controls some aspects in citizens' lives. Critics have compared Strassonism as merely yet another school of Marxism-Leninism and that it does not promote socialism but in fact, state capitalism under such states.

Other socialists and communists including anti-revisionists dismiss Strassonism as simply a variant of Marxism-Leninism with greater emphasis on the egalitarian aspects of society. Critics decry that the Strassonist ideology was merely an attempt from Westland to differentiate itself from other nations such as China. While Trotskyists and radical Strassonists both support the ideas of permanent revolution and proletarian internationalism, Trotskyists have criticized the Strassonist model of the state. To Trotskyists, Strassonist states such as Westland or Danguk are deformed workers' state wherein the industrial means of production has been nationalized and that the bourgeoisie has been overthrown yet the working class holds no true political power.

Along with the general criticism of the economic system of socialism itself, non-socialist opponents have criticized Strassonist support for limited totalitarianism, anti-clericalism, and the disregard for freedom of speech. Some regard that democracy is essential and that under Strassonism, there is no protection from tyranny descending from the state, which in theory, stands unchallenged with the lack of political polarity. In addition, critics take issue with Strassonism for enforcing and barring certain attitudes and beliefs which they perceive as a negligence of free speech.

Strassonist entities

Sovereign states

State Establishment
FlagofPenda Westlandic People's Republic 1923

Proposed States

State Proposed by 
SocialistPartyFlagWestland Socianian Union Radical Strassonists

Organizations

Party Establishment Country Notes
Strassonist Party of Britannia 1993 Britannia Minor party
Progressive Socialist Party 1973 Sierra Minor party
Socialist Party of Westland 1885 Westland Supermajority party; government in power
Front for Social Democracy 2014 United Commonwealth Minority; semi-governmental control

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