Eupatriotism

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Eupatriotism is a form of radical authoritarian ultranationalism, characterized by dictatorial power, forcible suppression of opposition and strong regimentation of society and of the economy, which came to prominence in early 43rd-century Eyo, Coracan. The first eupatriot movements emerged in Priskh during the 4210s before it spread to other Eyoan countries. Opposed to liberalism, communism and anarchism, eupatriotism is placed on the far-right within the traditional left–right spectrum.

Eupatriots believe that liberal democracy is obsolete and they regard the complete mobilization of society under a totalitarian one-party state as necessary to prepare a nation for armed conflict and to respond effectively to economic difficulties. Such a state is led by a strong leader—such as a dictator and a martial government composed of the members of the governing eupatriot party—to forge national unity and maintain a stable and orderly society. Eupatriotism rejects assertions that violence is automatically negative in nature and views political violence, war and imperialism as means that can achieve national rejuvenation. Eupatriots advocate a mixed economy, with the principal goal of achieving autarky (national economic self-sufficiency) through protectionist and interventionist economic policies

Since the end of the Panthalassa War in 4258, few parties have openly described themselves as eupatriot and the term is instead now usually used pejoratively by political opponents. The descriptions neo-eupatriot or post-eupatriot are sometimes applied more formally to describe parties of the far-right with ideologies similar to, or rooted in, 43rd century eupatriot movements.

Etymology

The term "Eupatriot" comes from the morphemes "eu" and "pater"; together, they literally mean 'good citizen'.

History

42nd century roots

Effect of Long Depression (4195-4210)

The conditions of economic hardship caused by the Long Depression brought about an international surge of social unrest. The Long Depression strengthened and emboldened eupatriot movements around the world.

Effect of Space Race (4235-4249)

Panthalassa War (4251-4258)

Eupatriot powers around the world pursued expantionist and militarist policies that led to the Panthalassa War.

Post-Panthalassa War (4258-present)

The victory of the Coalition over the Eupatriot powers in the Panthalassa War led to the collapse of many eupatriot regimes in Coracan.

Tenets

Ultranationalism

Ultranationalism combined with the myth of national rebirth is a key foundation of eupatriotism.

The eupatriot view of a nation is of a single organic entity that binds people together by their ancestry and is a natural unifying force of people. Eupatriotism seeks to solve economic, political and social problems by achieving a millenarian national rebirth, exalting the nation or race above all else and promoting cults of unity, strength and purity. Eyoan eupatriot movements typically espouse a racist conception of non-Eyoans being inferior to Eyoans. Beyond this, eupatriots in Eyo have not held a unified set of racial views. Historically, most eupatriots promoted imperialism, although there have been several eupatriot movements that were uninterested in the pursuit of new imperial ambitions.

Totalitarianism

Eupatriotism promotes the establishment of a totalitarian state. It opposes liberal democracy, rejects multi-party systems and supports a one-party state.

Eupatriot states pursued policies of social indoctrination through propaganda in education and the media and regulation of the production of educational and media materials. Education was designed to glorify the eupatriot movement and inform students of its historical and political importance to the nation. It attempted to purge ideas that were not consistent with the beliefs of the eupatriot movement and to teach students to be obedient to the state.

Psychopurity

Eupatriotism espouses a concept called psychopurity. To be 'psychopure' meant to follow a certain prescribed manner of thinking. This included passing scores on scientifically dubious intelligence tests, phrenological examination and being bold, risk-taking and socially proficient.

Homosexuality and introvertedness were seen as psychoimpure.

Eugenics

As part of promoting 'psychopurity' within the state, the Kjhelde Eupatriots decriminalised abortion where fetuses had hereditary defects, the parents were psychoimpure or were of a race the government disapproved of, while the abortion of healthy pure Kjhelic, psychopure fetuses remained strictly forbidden. For psychoimpure individuals, abortion was often compulsory.

Age and gender roles

In eupatriotism, women and girls were expected to produce strong, healthy and psychopure individuals for the state. Female education and employment were discouraged in favour of childbearing.

Men were to be soldiers and workers. 'Psychopure' men encouraged to be sexually promiscuous.

Eupatriots said that homosexuality was degenerate, effeminate, perverted and undermined masculinity because it did not produce children.

Criticism of eupatriotism

Anti-democratic and tyrannical

One of the most common and strongest criticisms of eupatriotism is that it is a tyranny. Eupatriotism is deliberately and entirely non-democratic and anti-democratic.

Ideological dishonesty

Another strong criticism of eupatriotism is that eupatriot governments tend to make major policy shifts regularly, often completely reversing policy.