Spiterianism

Spiterianism is a nationalist ideology and Sydalene variant of Invictism, first associated with Lawrent Spiteri in 1922.

Spiterianism asserts that true Sydalenes were Catholic and Sydalene, seeking to exclude other groups from Sydalene citizenship. The three main Sydalene ethnicities were deemed to be false under Spirerianism, and merely three interpretations of one Sydalene culture. It requires a respect of tradition and the shared history among the Sydalene people in order to modernize the nation to compete against hostile forces.

Main ideas

  • Sydalene nationalism: To promote cultural purity of the Sydalene nation and endorsed the creation of a "Sydalene-led Scipian Civilization".
  • Monarchism: Considered the institution of monarchy a pillar of national unity.
  • Anti-communism: Spiterianism is hostile to communism and socialism.
  • Anti-liberalism: Spiterianism is hostile to liberalism due to it's materialistic nature and lack of spiritualism.
  • Anti-parliamentarism: Spiterianism declares that parliamentarianism creates dysfunction, division, and economic and national decline.
  • Personality cult: Spiterianism desires a cult of personality around the reigning monarch and his or her advisors to ensure longevity of the nation.
  • Protectionism: Spiterianism considers liberal markets to have failed the nation.
  • Crusaderism: calls for a new crusade against Sydalon’s non-Catholic neighbors, and a union of Sydalon and it’s Scipian Christian neighbors under Sydalene dominion.

Variants

History

Spiterianism was first developed by Lawrent Spiteri in 1922 as a response to the 1919 Sydalene constitution, which resulted in the expansion of the Senate to a bicameral legislature with the Chamber of Peers serving as the upper house, and the elected National Assembly as the lower house. Spiteri formed the {not!Fascist} Party as a monarchist party that originally espoused civil liberties, resulting in widespread support in the first legislative elections. Spiteri was joined by Karm Xuereb, who were key in gaining support among the nobility, and the Chamber of Peers for Spiterianism.

In 1924, the {not!Fascist Party} earned X of 200 seats in the National Assembly. By 1926, Karm Xuereb was appointed Chancellor by Queen Emmanuelle I, who began to endorse some Spiterian ideals. During this period, that the {not!Fascist Party} began to shed positions that pushed for more civil liberties, and became truly monarchist. Constitutional amendments were passed in 1930, and 1933, that saw powers once given to the National Assembly stripped in favor of more power to the Monarch and the appointed Chamber of Peers, effectively neutering Assembly.

Modern political factions

Sydalon

See also