Popular political Ideologies in the 20th Century: A brief Study of popular 20th Century political trends.

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POLITICAL SCIENCE 101 Popular political Ideologies in the 20th Century A brief Study of popular 20th Century political trends. [Type the abstract of the document here. The abstract is typically a short summary of the contents of the document. Type the abstract of the document here. The abstract is typically a short summary of the contents of the document.] Political ideologies (P.I) have existed since the dawn of human Civilization; they have been fought over, discredited, re-approached, and fought over again. Many exist and have been tried over thousands of years. Still the question that plagues humanity is, how best do we manage governmental affairs? It is best to understand that different political ideologies serve different purposes, and that governments must remain ideologically flexible depending on current national conditions. All political ideologies proclaim to be superior next to all others; the fact is that all worldviews have failings and merits and specific purposes. I will discuss the following Political Ideologies; Marxist/Communist, Leninist/Stalinist, Progressive/Socialist, Classic Liberalism/Capitalism, and Neo-conservative. All of the above mentioned P.I has come to the forefront of this discussion because they have been the dominant forces since the second industrial revolution or what we have come to understand as “modern times”. These P.I in particular have been well suited for modern times because of their focus on economics, and power. Marxist/Communist theory came about as part of a sociological theory known as conflict theory. The Theory developed by Karl Marx posits that there is a conflict between the ruling elite and the working class. Marx theorized that if the working... ... middle of paper ... ...ing them the possibilities for innovation are endless. Success begets success. Neo-conservatism while still borrowing from Classic liberalism ad’s an international spreading of the wealth across all parts of the globe, Neo-conservatives want the entire world to be free and prosperous just as they are. With the spread in economic freedoms also brings with it social freedoms and the export of independence to all peoples. So we have looked at various different Political Ideologies that have developed in modern times however not one of them proves itself to be superior to another. They all have certain strength’s and weakness to be taken advantage of by all governments. It is best to understand that different political ideologies serve different purposes, and that governments must remain ideologically flexible depending on current national conditions.
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