Farmer Labor Party of Superior
|Farmer Labor Party |
Bauern- und Arbeiterpartei
|Leader||Joe Werner (LG)|
|Deputy Leader||Natalie Hoover (AH)|
|Founded||July 21, 1907|
Social Democratic Party |
National Republican Party
|Headquarters||440 Avenue, New Hamburg, Lansing|
|Student wing||Student Farmer Laborites|
|Youth wing||Young Farmer Laborites|
|LGBTQ+ wing||Rainbow Farmer Labor Coalition|
|Women's wing||National Federation of Farmer Labor Women|
|Overseas wing||Overseas Farmer Labor|
|Membership||▲ 1.1 million|
• Social Democracy
• Democratic Socialism
• American unionism
• Social Liberalism
• Left Wing Populism
• Liberal Socialism
|Political position||Centre-left to Left wing|
|American affiliation||Social Democrats of America|
5 / 45
|House of Delegates||
20 / 262
1 / 15
6 / 43
Politics of Superior
The Farmer Labor Party of Superior (German: Bauern- und Arbeiterpartei), officially the Farmer Labor-Social Democratic Co-Operative Party is a centre-left to left wing political party in the Kingdom of Superior and a major party in Superian politics. The party was formed in 1907 as a merger of the Social Democratic Party and the Agrarian Party to address concerns of rural flight, neglect of the agricultural sector and rural communities and economic inequality, issues that the party and its founders believed were being ignored by the Liberal Democrats and Conservative Party. The party emerged as a major political force within the coming years, especially as it gained support from the declining National Republican Party and is said to have played a role in its collapse.
The party took power in the 1938 federal election which saw party co-founder and leader Floyd B. Olson be elected President of Superior in what was considered to be a major electoral upset. During this period, the party oversaw the reconstruction of Superior following Great War I and the creation of the modern Superian welfare state. The party remained in power until the Conservative Party emerged victorious in the 1949 federal election. Since Olson presidency, the Farmer Labor Party has been maintained as the third largest party in the House of Delegates.
The Farmer Labor Party experienced a sharp turn towards leftist politics from the 1960s to the 1980s, but moderated into a center-left social democratic party following the 1995 Farmer Labor Convention which has been known as the "Re-alignment Convention". The Farmer Labor Party began aligning itself with the Liberal Democratic Party in 2003, and entered a governing coalition with the party and the Greens following the Liberal Democrats' success in the 2015 federal election in what was known as the Progressive Bloc. From 2015 to 2022, the Farmer Labor Party was part of the wider coalition government that led Superior under Granholm with party leader Atal Bohtar serving as Secretary of State. Internal factionalism saw the separation of the New Labor Party by left-wing officials in 2021.
The Farmer Labor Party's political platform revolves around the ideologies of social democracy and progressivism. On social issues, the Farmer Labor Party takes a progressive stance, supporting the expansion and protection of minority rights, the legalization of most forms of recreational drugs, the codification of abortion into the Constitution of Superior, and the creation of a more inclusive society. Support for the Monarchy of Superior varies in the party, however in more recent times, a majority of Farmer Laborites support or have a positive view on the institution. On economic policies, the Farmer Labor Party supports the continuation and expansion of existing welfare programs, the protection of the Public Health Program, and the nationalization of privatized public services in healthcare and transportation. On foreign issues, the Farmer Labor Party supports the normalization of relations with the United Commonwealth, Superior's historic rival, and continued membership in the Conference of American States. The party is more evenly split on Superian participation in the Northern Treaty Organization.
As of 2022, the Farmer Labor Party holds 5 seats in the High Council, 20 seats in the House of Delegates and holds one governorship, Will Johnson of Lansing. In the Conference of American States, the Farmer Labor Party is affiliated with the Social Democrats of America and holds six seats in Superior's delegation to the American Parliament. Younger Gen Xers, Millennials, older Gen Zers, racial and ethnic minorities, Superians with college and university degrees, urbanites, and immigrants, particularly from Asia and Africa, make up a majority of the Farmer Laborite voting base. Like other left-leaning third parties, the Farmer Labor Party is primarily active in eastern Superior, with smaller affiliate parties being taking the party's place in the west.
National Unity Government
Entry into the Opposition
Ideology and platform
- Heavily increase taxes on the upper classes.
- Continued support of basic welfare programs.
- Lower defense spending in favor of other programs.
- Oppose construction of a possible Superian-Continental border wall.
- Increasing taxes on gasoline and alcohol.
- Lower taxes on the lower class.
- Promote and protect labor unions.
- Promote regulations against large corporations.
- Promote climate protection regulations in order to stop climate change.
- Support and expand the Public Health Program.
- Oppose private alternatives to and privatization and abolition attempts of the PHP.
- Legalize all safe recreational drugs.
- Lower the drinking, smoking, and consent age to 18.
- Lower the voting age to 16.
- Support progressive education reform.
- Support hate crime and speech legislation.
- Support an assault weapon ban and greater gun control measures.
- Support affirmative action policies.
- Support the Defund the Police movement and justice reform
- Normalize relations with the United Commonwealth.
- Support the federalization of the Conference of American States.
- Support the conclusion of intervention and peacekeeping missions conducted in tangent with the Conference of American States.
- End monetary and political support to military and authoritarian regimes.
- Oppose recognition of the Antilles until democratization is completed and fufilled.