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Post by slooroo » 3 months ago

American politics is basically right wing or slightly less right wing without any of the benefits the right wing does offer.

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Finland is on the whole leaning left by American standards.
I am leaning left by Finnish standards.
Finland is extreme-left by U.S. standards.
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Finland is extreme-left by U.S. standards.
And arguably more right wing than some of their Scandinavian kin!

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Post by Princess MeowsePad » 3 months ago

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Finland is extreme-left by U.S. standards.
And arguably more right wing than some of their Scandinavian kin!
For sure. I would say that Finland is probably the most right-wing of the Scandinavian countries.
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Post by Kaunisto » 3 months ago

At least it was for the last 4 years, this year election moved government whole way from right to left.

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Post by Princess MeowsePad » 3 months ago

I didn't realize that. How do you feel about that change, @Kaunisto?
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Post by Kaunisto » 3 months ago

In itself I'm happy about this, but I'm a bit worried about growing split.
The previous government was (arguably) furthest right since WWII - part of the rise of populist nationalism all over Europe and world.
The new one is furthest left since early 80's.
While both are just barely so, compared various situations along decades, it's still a concerning direction.

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Post by Princess MeowsePad » 3 months ago

At least you guys have a variety of political opinions from across the spectrum represented, which is vital for a functioning democracy. The U.S. has, like slooroo already pointed out, far-right or slightly less right-wing. We are basically a one-party state masquerading as a two-party state, and the only variety comes from third parties that are excluded from any media coverage and debates.
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Post by slooroo » 3 months ago

Really the kicker is I wouldn't classify the Republican Party as far right. Even most far right parties support things like universal healthcare even if it's only for white people.

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Post by Princess MeowsePad » 3 months ago

I feel like the extremism in the Republican Party comes more from their authoritarian tendencies than from economics.
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