Fascists and Commies and Liberals, oh my! Let’s explore the Political Compass!


[Classical Music] [English accent:] Greetings and salutations, political adventurers and welcome back to Non-Compete, the YouTube channel where we explore leftist ideology and thought. Today I’m wearing this ridiculous get-up because I needed a good clickbaity thumbnail for this video. [Camera click] [Usual American accent:] And, uh, also we’re going to be ‘navigating’ the Political Compass which is used to examine the wide range of political thought that goes beyond the mainstream “Overton window” (and if you don’t know what the Overton window is, you can check out my video on it: you can look at that link in the description or you can look at the card (if you’re watching this on YouTube) and you can click that and go watch the Overton video if you don’t know what the Overton window is). …Now onto the Political Compass! So, before we get into the political compass, let’s first talk about the mainstream political spectrum which is basically a line that runs from left to right. Uh, in the United States it goes from the Democratic Party on the left all the way to the Republican Party on the right. And you have some other, you know, minor parties like the Libertarian Party and the Green Party well, they’re all still clustered basically around the left and the right sides of this political spectrum. It’s actually a very narrow range of thought and um, you can’t really escape the mainstream ideology too much and be taken seriously as a political candidate or even really be able to have a pleasant conversation with most people. But… if you step outside of the narrow constraints of that Overton wndow and you look at the Political Compass, you see that there’s a much broader range of political thought. And, uh, actually the political spectrum only occupies a very small central sort of diagonal line that runs from essentially the top-left to the, to the bottom-right but only the very small sector of the Political Compass is occupied by the political spectrum. Uh, as we move out and beyond the political spectrum we start to see that there’s actually two axes. So first we’ve got the top/bottom axis which is dedicated to the Authoritarianism versus Libertarianism debate. So if you’re in one of the top two quadrants you’re gonna be more authoritarian: you’re going to believe in a strong state, more regulation, uh, more, more power for the government to have influence on the people and the world. And if you’re in the bottom two quadrants you’re going to be more of a libertarian and you’re gonna believe that, you know, we should have much weaker state or maybe even no state at all. And then if you look at the left/right axis then it goes from the left wing side of things; which is going to be more in favour of organising labour, maybe having labour owned industry, maybe doing away with capitalism altogether the farther left you go. And then the farther right you go, of course, you can be much more in favour of capitalism and free markets, and free trade, and privatisation. So let’s take a spin around the Political Compass, and we’ll start with the top right and go clockwise around. So in the top-right you’re gonna be, of course, in the top so that means you’re more Authoritarian and, uh, you’re farther to the right so that means you’re in favour of privatised industry and this is where we find our Nazis and our fascists, these are people who want a very strong state to regulate society and suppress anybody who would be opposed to the state but you still want to have privately owned companies that are regulated by the state but allowed to do business and generate profits, and the state would step in and intervene if there’s ever any conflict between the labourers and the capital owners. And then if you go down to the bottom-right we leave Nazi land and we come to the bottom-right anarcho-capitalists, or you might even call them libertarians if you live in the United States of America. These are people like the Koch brothers, people like Ayn Rand; they think that the free market is all fine and dandy, so much so that it should actually take the place of the state in terms of organising society, that these things should occur naturally through the free market, through competition, through social Darwinism. The free market would allow the cream to rise to the top and, you know, if we do things like privatise roads, privatise hospitals, privatise police forces, then we’ll get the very very best resources for the, for the society to use. I obviously very much strongly disagree with the anarcho-capitalists just as I disagree with the Nazis but that’s what they believe, so let’s move on over to what I do believe which is the bottom-left, that’s actually the space that I mostly occupy. And the bottom-left would be opposed to a strong state or maybe even want to get rid of the state altogether but we’re also opposed to capitalism because we see capitalism as just another form of oppression, another system that puts one group of people in power over the other. So bottom-left anarchists believe that any kind of institution or any kind of government should be consensual, meaning that, you know, you shouldn’t just be born into this state that has power over you just because of the place you were born, but that you should actually be able to opt in or opt out of any sort of governmental institution and it also, you know, should, should by definition be opposed to capitalism. So if you’re going to be having industry, if you’re going to be having farms, or offices or anything like that; if you’re generating products or services, that should be in the hands, in the control of the workers. For the most part, you’re gonna be opposed to a powerful state and opposed to capitalism, if you’re in the bottom-left. And then finally we’ll go up to the top-left where we find the more traditional communism, the more traditional li- the, these are the, these are the communists that you’re familiar with from the 20th century cold war states. And, and so places like the ‘United Soviet Socialist Republic’, Cuba, Vietnam, these are communist states that believe we should have a very strong state, we should have a vanguard party that will lead the charge and liberate the people from the capitalists, and it’s gonna be required to have some oppressive institutions just to make sure that we can get rid of all the capitalist influences in society so that eventually we can open it up to a more true and more free communism later on down the road. But when it comes to the fighting the revolution and establishing the first communist state, we will have to have a strong, powerful state. It’s the traditional Marxist authoritarian communist segment of the Political Compass. So, we’ve finished our little spin around and the only thing left to talk about would be that centre area where the political spectrum is and this is where you find what we on the left refer to as liberals. So, in our opinion, you know, you’re a centrist or you’re a liberal if you’re following any of these mainstream ideologies in the centre of the Political Compass, or at least that’s the way it used to be. The political spectrum of mainstream Overton window politics in the United States of America has, of course, been drifting right, and right, and right over the last few years in the United States of America. So now you actually do have, like, these alt-right people who are powerful in the Republican Party and they’re actually starting to occupy this top-right fascist quadrant of the Political Compass. So, you definitely see this drift right in American mainstream politics and, of course, the Democrats who, you know, at one point might have had a lot more socialist policy that they were trying to push through, but it’s definitely drifted right over the years and become this more like ‘neoliberal’ super centre, super centrist ideology in the modern Democratic Party. And then you got people like Bernie Sanders who’s starting to drift towards the true left although doesn’t quite go far enough to, to dismiss capitalism. Of course, Bernie Sanders says repeatedly that he’s in favour of capitalism so he’s not a true leftist. [Bernie:] I don’t believe government should take over, you know, the grocery store down the street …Or own the means of production. [Emerican Johnson:] A true leftist, and when I talk about leftism on this channel and in my blog I’m talking about people who reject capitalism entirely. We don’t believe that capitalism is a ethical system and we don’t believe that people should be allowed to own capital. Um, now, it’s different to own personal property so we’re not going to come and seize your silly hats, um, but if you’re trying to steal labour value from a worker, that’s what we oppose, if you’re on the true left you’re opposed to that. And, if you’re just starting to dip your toe in the water of leftism and you’re thinking maybe you want to start acclimating to becoming a leftist, the f-, one of the first things you’re going to want to do is start figuring out where you are on that top/bottom axis on the left. So, if you’ve decided “okay I’m with you on, on rejecting capitalism, I don’t like capitalism anymore, I want to become a leftist”, now you have to start thinking really hard about that top/bottom spectrum and, uh, where you’re gonna fall in that area. So, I recommend you start reading some books. Check out, you know, Marx. Check out, uh, Kropotkin would be, I would definitely recommend you read The Conquest of Bread, I think for me it’s, like, one of the seminal works of leftism. He’s definitely a bottom-left thinker. Uh, check out Che Guevara, check out… uh, Mao has some good writings. There’s a lot of really good stuff out there for you to read and start to wrap your head around this top/bottom split. So, if you do want to learn more about this stuff you can check out my website, it’s non-compete.com. I’ve got some blog articles there as well as a curated reading list with lots of kind of boilerplate introductory leftist literature. It’s all for free online, you can read it on your phone or your Kindle or whatever you got. Um, and that’s it for now. Once again, I’m Emerican Johnson, I thank you so much for watching [Accent from the start:] and I will see you on our next journey! [Usual accent:] I don’t know how to end this video. [Music]




Comments
  1. Since this video was made by a libertarian leftist, and humans possess confirmation biases, I shouldn't have expected a fair and balanced view of the other three sectors. However, couldn't you at least also describe the moderates in each of the other three sectors, because when you described libertarian left, it seemed that you glossed over the extremists and made it sound moderate.

    Whatever though, its a youtube video.

  2. Was accurate until you asserted 'Alt-Right people . . . are powerful in the Republican Party', LOL. Not trying to be pejorative or provocative, but you far-leftists–for as much as y'know about leftism–aren't so well-read on the nuances of the right-wing, & I think it would probably do you some good to familiarise yourself with them, irrespective of your general visceral condemnation.

  3. Socialism wont ever work until we eliminate the need for a poor class so once we are an automated society that pays robotic workers 0$ then we can truly get into a socialistic society.

  4. Political philosophies coalesce along a line running between the authoritarian right and libertarian left. This is why many Communist regimes drifted further to the right and why the American political spectrum is so clownish. You had it right the first time with the American spectrum being slightly bent with the left more authoritarian and the right being slightly libertarian. Furthermore, the Alt-Right resonates with much of the youth who may vote Republican, but they do not hold influence in the Republican Party itself.

    Corporatism means that the government should control the corporations, but unfortunately in the US and most of the West the corporations control the governments. subscribe to Corporatism myself, but I find Bakunin pretty interesting.

  5. Politics at the bottom will never be enacted because they are not agressive or authoritarian

  6. What the fuck are you taking about all the main stream democratic candidates are very far left, just because they aren’t full-scale communists doesn’t mean they shifting to the right. Nice Soviet flag, they did wonders for the working people and people with opposing view points.

  7. I thought you were libertarian left, yet you have a soviet flag and recommend Marks and Mao to look into. All the communists say they won’t take private property, until they are the ones in control.

  8. I very heavily dislike how this video radicalizes and extremizes every part of the political compass. If you're up right you not necessarily a nazi, if you're bottom right you aren't an ancap, if you're bottom left you aren't an ancom, if you're top left you aren't a communist dictator, and you're not a moderate if you're only super close to the center. Another thing is how he says, "he's in favor of capitalism, so he's not a true leftest" dude shut up, you don't have to hug the left wall of the compass to be a "true leftist". Government programs that are designed to redistribute wealth evenly is an inherently leftist program, and bernie has a hell of a lot of ideas for making those programs. Trump isn't alt-right because he's more rightsided and authortarian than before, hell he's hardly authortarian. He signed an EXECUTIVE ORDER that every regulation signed, two are to be targeted for revocation, how does that give government more control? At least site a source when you say that modern parties are moving further right into nazi territory. That's another thing, nazi's are leftist, not right. Nazi literally stands for National SOCIALIST German Workers Party. I respect your belief capitalism is an oppressive system although I disagree, everything i just listed that you said was purely uneducated. GOodNiGHt.

  9. I'm a marxist-De Leonist, but Lenin was pretty cool. I'd definitely support a marxist-leninist revolution.

  10. Nice video, but I was disappointed on a couple points. For one, how you defined liberalism. For another, that you imply the Republican Party is less authoritarian than the Democratic Party. According to Rudolph Rocker, who wrote the key text on anarcho-syndicalism, anarchism was the melding of socialism (worker's control) with liberalism, which meant a politically free society. Many people mistakenly believe "classical liberalism" simply means some early version of right wing "libertarianism." There was a free trade component to liberalism a la Adam Smith, but there was also the promotion of democracy, which is what Rocker referred to. Liberalism does not just mean centrism. On the second point, I would say both the Democratic and Republican parties occupy positions in the blue square. I would also say that while both have clear authoritarian tendencies, the Republicans are slightly more authoritarian, given their dominionist influence and opposition to LGBT rights, abortion, non-Christian religious expression, etc.

  11. I like the other political compass, economic freedom vs social freedom which doesnt necessarily mean a stronger or weaker state

  12. Anarcho-capitalist and libertarians aren't the same thing. Anarcho-capitalist are the most extreme, but libertarians are more moderate.

    I'm a libertarian so I guess I'm opposed to you. I dont agree about the mainstream moving further to the right. The alt-right is far smaller than what people will have you believe. Most right wingers have adopted classical liberal beliefs. Key word here from my point of few, the right has become more moderate while the left has been moving towards the more extreme ends.

    I could go on and on, so agree to disagree huh? Nice video though, I can see you where trying to be natural, and that's good.

  13. Capitalism is the natural order. Of course, it would be kind to share with others, but making someone share with you, or somebody else, is by definition theft.

  14. I prefer to divide the right and left wings based on hierarchy. the more hierarchy you want the further right you are.

  15. Basic explonation with a and a black and white fallacy.
    AlSo DiD yOu KnOw ThAt TrUmP Is A fAsCiSt AnD a WhItE SuPrEmAcIsT.
    Nonsense!

  16. Fascism is the ideology that says that the individual must be a cog in the machine known as the state, and that the state should hold absolute power in order to drive society forward. Trump is a bit of a baffoon but not a fascist.

  17. Bit of constructive criticism around 7:00 Why do ppl say the Republican Party keeps on drifting further right. Currently Donald Trumps views are more consistent with the Republican Party around the time of Ronald Reagan and Nixon. Compare this to the democrats, JFK would be completely against Bernie Sanders. The democrats are the ones who have shifted.

  18. One way for the political compass to be more accurate would be if it had a cultural spectrum: for example, being culturally left might mean being in favor of gay marriage, and being culturally right would be the opposite.

  19. if you look at the data you can see that the presidents from the democratic party have been more and more left leaning for decades while the republican presidents haven't moved nearly as much on the scale

  20. Where’s your data for 6:58, your like every left calling trump supporters nazis and fascist when it quite the opposite

  21. "Nazi" is a short of "national socialist " in German. Nazis were more in the middle of the economic axis: private companies existed but the government was also giving work to unemployed people (for example building roads).

  22. 8:08 ayy lmao 😂, let’s all starve together because at least then we are all equal and because owning houses is immoral.
    Edit: 9:12 Jesus, you’re looking to chairman mao for inspiration, you know he killed far more people than hitler, should I read some mein kampf if I’m fiscally right wing.

  23. This is certainly useful, but you only talked about the extreme ends of the spectrum. Would love you to go more in depth on other positions in the future.

  24. You totally lost me with recommending Mao, who is responsible of the killing of millions and millions of people. It is like a Conservative recommending Hitler, like seriously wth

  25. MAAAAAAAAN 😂😂😂
    This was the BIGGEST propaganda piece by an independent YouTuber I've ever seen

  26. I'm right wing libertarian

    Also the Right Wing Libertarian one is incorrect, Think George Washington who was right winh libertarian.

    Right Wing Libertarian tend to belive in private property and freedom (be it Economic freedom or equal rights), And often belive in lower taxes

    and not all of the top right is Facist, Facism is actually Middle Authoritarian.

    Also how isn't capitalism ethical?

  27. I dont really know if trump would be called alt right, he's not an ethno nationalist, and supports gay people (or atleast thats what he said).

  28. Parties are slowly drifting to the right in Sweden too. Not that they were very hard left from the beginning as social democrats, but still, the Democratic party is to the right of them. Personally, I think I am somewhere in the middle left.

  29. Disclaimers for anyone watching all of this is very general and not the same for everyone, for example you can be on the bottom left but believe in some form of marketing but are some what in favor of it being controlled by some force, like me who believes markets are useful for giving artist a reason to keep on making, but I think the MoP should be owned by the people, I believe the public should expect eachother to work for society and for that get things. I still believe in government But only for defensive. So I’m kinda a socialist. I actually have a lot more about my dream world, and how to make it, I’m even thinking about writing a manifesto(probably naming it the compromise) on it. The idea I’m naming capital communism, a mixture of the social equality of communism with the economic diversity of market that create tech and art that capitalism gives, but can’t get in to my crazy ideas. Just remember to see this video as a general thing

  30. I like this simplified version of Political Compass, but although you should get familiar with it, it should not be taken as is. For example, anarchism alone (bottom-left) can be split in 10 different categories. I am a direct action (violent if it's really necessary or against the law) person myself, but there are anarchists who disagree with my approach and vice versa. Don't categorize yourself, the only thing you should be doing is start rejecting state and capitalism, and you'll know you're doing the right thing.

  31. You only covered the extremes. There are inbetween government systems. No matter what without a state companies will rise eventually. Even if there is no currency the people will eventually invent their own form of currency as a common item of trade. Just like the bottle caps in Fallout. I’m a libertarian centrist. There is an in between, folks.

  32. i'm somewhat new to your channel but i haven't once heard you mention Noam Chomsky, are you just not familiar with him, or do you dislike him?

  33. I'm not sure what to make of where I fit in this. I always score slightly left of center and like a quarter or half way into the libertarian axis. But I come at the compass from a different spot than Pete. Instead of determining left or right first, I'm solidly bottom but not sure about left or right. I find myself holding positions from both and have recently considered myself radical center. I dont know how accurate that is either.

  34. Normal liberalism? Get out of here with that moderate centrist stuff that most moderate people are.
    Anticentrist fascist anarchonazbol pro-nuclear omnicide gang

  35. Hitler wasn't a capitalist he was a national socialist. He hated the banks, debt slavery and the capitalist system that was ruining germany during the weimar republic. He went after the jews because the jews were the rich capitalists and bankers robbing the country and starving germany to death.
    He also hated communists because of how many people they killed. In Hitler's speeches he said capitalism was the invention of the jew invented to plunder nations.

  36. Left-right spec is a joke – but it's a convenient shorthand term and bears a passing resemblance to the things most people want to address. It's the equivalent of a flat Earth theory in politics. Horseshoes are equally hosreshit. The worst method is the political compass – it only looks convincing because the others are so bad. History shows bullshit solutions are plausible because we want to believe and all previous attempts have been a disaster. In this world – shit is the gold standard.
    Socialists and fascists have much in common. Trad, English conservatives and socialists have a lot in common. None of the 3 above provide any scope for highlighting the absurdity of our current explanations.
    Socialists and fascists both want state control, Keynesian models, top-down solutions, are both technocratic, want to eradicate unnecessary conflict and so on. Marxists and Nazis both worship a mumbo-jumbo history, see history coming to an end, are perverted moralities aimed at 'ending' immorality, have murdered countless millions, have used racism overtly or covertly and there's more. Some are content to believe that preaching against racism while conducting a racist genocide, is the opposite of Nazism – I find this proposition to be absurd. Commies are Nazis, in drag. Some use the no true Scotsman fallacy. Such people are likely to be fanatical morons – who excuse mass murder for the 'moral' pay-off.
    How do we produce models which reflect this and other uncomfortable truths for leftists? There is another model – and it works.
    It is perfectly possible to use an existing model which highlights possible similarities between the National and international socialists, between Marxists and their moralistic religious brethren, between the socialist and the conservative, between the fascist and the lefty moral cretin. That model is out there and is nearly a century old.

  37. Anyone who links Trump to fascism is an utter moron.
    It comforts leftists and excuses their violence against mainstream opponents. The left has gained a lot of power – and now acts as a conservative force to protect that power from a possible predator – who may put an end to the left's robbery of the poor, so that middle-class do-gooders may live at public expense and act as missionaries to the poor.
    Of course, you're perfectly entitled to believe your opponents are the monsters you imagine them to be. To understand this insane view, don't study psychology, study anthropology and evolutionary theory.

  38. Democrats – eugenics, fascism, race laws, Jim Crow, authoritarian, protectionist… clearly the left and fascism are poles apart. LOL!

  39. 5:05 If you want to be able to "opt out" of any government institution does that mean they can also reject you and you end up stateless or forced to join a state that is a lot worse.

    I'm thinking of Neal Stephenson's "quasi-national entities (FOQNE and burbclaves)" from his book Snowcrash and whatever those "nations" that you had to apply for to join in the Diamond Age book ?

    I don't think I want that. I don't want to be part of a nation that can dump you whenever you are no longer useful to them. Seems like a recipe for massive poverty and incredible inequality.

  40. Mao ? Wasn't he an hardcore authoritarian ? If you're trying to figure out where you are on the liberty axis, why stay confined to leftist writings ?

  41. From my perspective:
    Capital: property that is owned by an individual person or persons
    Property: that which is owned by a person or persons
    Public property: that which is owned by the public collectively (ex: state roads)
    Private property: that which is owned by an individual person or persons
    Personal property: that which is owned by an individual person… (or persons? Ex: by a family)
    Communism: a system and theory where all property is commonly owned
    Socialism: a system and theory where property, the means of production, land, etc. should be owned and controlled by society collectively
    Capitalism: a system and theory where property is owned privately (not commonly, not by society) (capital is owned)
    (There can be middle ground. Ex: land. Land is not a product, but houses and food are. Concerning land, perhaps we can agree on what land is commonly owned, and agree that people can use certain bits of land themselves (like a collective investment). A single person could have a valid claim on certain land if they really wanted to, but there can be some argument against him: that he is not taking care of the land, and the care put into the land is a product of labor, or that the agriculture on the ground is a product of labor. We could agree that all products are property; they were made consequently by certain people. We could also agree that all non-products are collectively owned; they are inconsequential to people and just are. This way, people still own themselves and their labor and their creations and can participate in voluntary trade (which creates wealth because value and wealth are relative and subjective on human bias and scarcity i.e. supply and demand, and not absolute and intrinsic), AND there can be a concise agreement on public property without requiring a state – Non-agression principle and all that. If a person can not defend themself, they can join a guild or union which can strike to attempt to regulate firms in the resource market. The idea that monopolies may be aggressions is up to the people to decide. I, personally, am a libertarian because I do not think the government is useless; it can probably do certain stuff better than the private sector can – like roads debatably…

    But I’m still confused: Why do you make a distinction between private and personal property?

  42. I'm an anarcho-communist according to the American political compass.. I don't really think I am though. In my country I don't think I'd be labeled as such because we're much further left than the American Overton window goes.

  43. The US Democrat party are right wing, a lot more moderate than the Republicans, but they are still right wing.

  44. Im confused here. If there is no state under Anarcho Communism, who enforces worker owned industry? I mean, if 20 people agree to plough fields for me in exchange for a wage, who is to stop me, or as I should say, us.

  45. Serious question that is not intended to be an attack on anyone but will likely cause offence: why does communism always fail in the end?

  46. I took a political ideology quiz online that had a matrix similar to this, and I was in the bottom left, which was named Anarcho-Syndicalism (basically, a Trotskyite).

  47. Could you please do a video explaining the difference between capital and personal properties, just to fight ignorance and prejudice (and help me explain to my friends what true leftism is)?
    Thanks <3

  48. I'm not sure why any leftist would advocate Mao. He was a mass murderer. Sure, I agree with Malatesta's view wherein violence is permissible by means of retaliation, but I don't think you can justify Mao's regime. Someone enlighten me, please.

  49. Political compass is non academic bs made up by the founder of the American "Libertarian" party.

    The reason it's bs is that there's no such thing as non authoritarian right because capitalism doesn't have a libertarian side–its authoritarian by definition.

  50. The proper term for "an" caps is Austrian fascism. Mises and rothbard we're both openly fascist until they decided not to be anymore because it became very unpopular.

  51. The Political Compass is a far right phantasm meant to disguise the fascist nature of American Libertarianism and generally confuse people about what the left is. The end.

  52. "The Democratic Party has drifted right"
    On what planet? Barack Obama opposed gay marriage in 2008 and played footsie with the idea of a 'public option' in Obamacare. Two of the leading three candidates in the primaries currently favor debt cancellation, free university, and medicare for all. If anything, the business sector has drifted left to meet the Democrats.

  53. This is a good video.

    I haven't read the other comments yet, I'm just gonna throw a handful of questions out here:

    1 — am I the only one watching this who felt like the repositioning of the spectrum over the compass did not go far enough? Like, did not drift far enough to the right, did not tilt enough counter-clockwise to indicate, for example the difference between Republicans and Democrats on things like capital punishment, support for the police, immigration, recreational marijuana …?

    2 — will we ever see a video from you, EJ, going into depth about how your feelings about race, women, cops, or US patriotism evolved as you found yourself shifting leftward? Or would that be too alienating to the right-leaning libertarians you hope to recruit into the anti-capitalist philosophical sphere?

    3 – Have you thought about doing a follow up video which talks about the ideological gap between US voters and US politicians? What I mean, of course is that most Americans, and I suppose that's voters AND non-voters, would like to have more social welfare programs and more freedom, but … for whatever reason, people feel like it's impossible, so … we don't even try. In terms of voting, especially, I'm certain that most Democrat voters, upon taking the political compass test, find themselves in the lower left quadrant, but will CONSISTENTLY vote for politicians in the upper right quadrant, because voting for the lesser evil feels like the only option there is. To be clear, almost all Democrat and all Republican politicians are in what you labeled the Nazi quadrant, while a significant portion of voters (and non-voters) are in what you have labeled the anarchist quadrant. To me, this seems like something which should not, cannot, go unaddressed.

  54. I tried to watch and enjoy your video, but right from the start, you just took a dive off a cliff.
    You say fascists are on the upper right, while in reality, they straddle the upper center between left and right since they had strong connections to both Socialism and Capitalism. Nazis were never out and out pure capitalists. They had single payer Healthcare for Pete's sake and the government had quite a hand in how companies did business, and if they wanted to, they had the right and the power to just take the companies over. They were really just mostly Socialists with slight capitalist elements, in a manner resembling the China we know today.
    I recommend anyone new to the political compass to go elsewhere for a more truthful or honest explanation of the test. This guy is just full of misinformation and is out of his league.

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