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Non-Aligned countries have political systems that do not fit the other three categories. As such, they have very little in common. Generally, non-aligned countries can be said to be less radical and more pragmatic than others.

Subideologies and adherents


  • People marked with * are their countries' starting leaders.
  • Provisional leaders are not included.
  • Breakaways are in italics.
Subideology Description Adherents (Equus) Adherents (Griffonia) Adherents (Zebrica)
Anarchism is the rejection of authority itself, promoting the division of society into self-managing and self-governing collectives instead of a singular, centralized state. Flag of Zecora's Resistance Wilderness Flag of Barrad Magocracy Angry Mob
Centrists avoid political extremes both on the left and right, promoting moderate and pragmatic reforms which seek to find the middle ground. While often found in republics, centrists also appear in constitutional monarchies. See custom puppets:
Conservative Liberalism
Conservative liberalism is a combination of liberal values and policies, such as a strong constitutional government and equality before the law, with conservative stances on social and ethical issues.
Despotism is an ancient form of government in which a single person, usually a hereditary monarch, rules with absolute power. However, the ruler's policies are moderate and conservative as they seek to maintain the status quo.
Knightly Order
Knightly orders are guided by a fundamental religious or martial code, with decisions made in reference to the code's doctrine. The state is run by a military order with sacred rituals and customs. Measures are calm and temperate, and change is approached gradually.
Libertarianism as an ideology advocates liberty above all else. They usually oppose state authority and restrictions on freedom. Capitalist libertarianism, in contrast to socialist libertarianism, supports the free market and defends private property rights. Libertarianism's tolerance of the state ranges from anarchism to minarchism, usually opposing any government welfare or interventionism.
Military Government
This polity is ruled by an authoritarian government where political power is concentrated in the armed forces, and where the country is usually led by a dictator who exercises total control over the military, or by a dictatorate of top generals or admirals — a military junta. Such polities are often described as being an "army with a state". A state formerly under civilian rule might first take on such characteristics after a military coup, before transitioning into a fully fledged stratocracy. Flag of Nova Griffonia Erwin Highhill
Oligarchy is a form of government in which power is shared between a small group of privileged individuals, such as aristocrats, merchants or chiefs. They are interested in little else besides maintaining their power and prestige.
Populism broadly refers to ideals that praise the people and criticize the elite. Both left-populism and right-populism exist, differing primarily on economic policy. Most populist governments have at least some support for the lower class, and failings are generally attributed to the sabotage of an 'other' or an 'elite'.
Republicanism encompasses a wide range of ideologies that claim that the people, not the king or queen, are sovereign. Republicanism holds the only legitimate government is one chosen by the people, and is fiercely opposed to monarchy and feudalism. Republican government is built around political parties, with checks and balances in place to prevent excessive radicalism.
Republican variant

The right wing of the National Republican Party is an interesting development in the history of the Republic. Once a social-democratic, revolutionary movement, the majority of the Republic's ruling party now supports pragmatic policy, conservative economics, and integration of the Cloudburian natives into the ranks of the NRP. With a defensive-minded foreign policy, an internal policy built on unity and concessions, and an economic policy built on stability and security, the NRP-Right espouses much different principles than the revolutionaries of 978, but surely this is the right path for the Republic.

Flag of Griffonian Republic Alexander Kemerskai*
Technocracy is a system of governance in which decision-makers are selected on the basis of their expertise, particularly with regard to scientific or technical knowledge. Although it contrasts with democracy, it does not necessarily imply eliminating elected representatives, but leaders are judged on their expertise rather than political affiliation. A technocratic government tries to use the scientific method to solve social problems and uses logical calculus to find the most rational solution to any given problem based on the information available.
In a theocracy, priests or shamans lead the nation, attempting to preserve their traditions in a changing world. Their policies are moderate, as they believe the only way to maintain the faith is to avoid drastic change. Depending on the specific theocracy, there may be a figurehead secular leader (often a monarch), but all real power lies in the clergy.
Tribal Chiefdom
This form of government is composed of numerous traditional kinship groups that are often called tribes. These tribes are subservient to one or more powerful paramount chiefs who are either elected or hereditary rulers. These chieftains seldom have absolute power and may have to share it with a council of tribal representatives. While a central government may exist, it is usually weak and rules its subjects indirectly.