Farmer Labor Party of Superior
|Farmer Labor Party |
Bauern- und Arbeiterpartei
|Leader||Atal Bohtar (RN)|
|Deputy Leader||Natalie Hoover (MN)|
|Founded||July 21, 1907|
Social Democratic Party |
National Republican Party
|Headquarters||440 Avenue, New Hamburg, Lansing|
|Student wing||Student Farmer Laborers|
|Youth wing||Young Farmers Laborers|
|LGBT 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 would emerge 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 would take power in the 1939 federal election which saw party co-founder and leader Floyd B. Olson be elected President of Superior. During this period, the party implemented a series of major economic reforms and formed a coalition government with the Liberal Democrats, a tradition that continues into the modern age. The Farmer Labor Party would remain in power throughout the duration of Great War I and would create the National Unity Government during the war in defense of Superior. The party would remain in power until the Conservative Party emerged victorious in the 1949 Superian federal election and took power once more. Following it's removal from the Presidency, the Farmer Labor Party would remain the largest third party in both the High Council and House of Delegates. After a brief shift further to the left in the early 1970s, the Farmer Labor Party would begin moderating it's position on many issues in 1995, which has been known as the "Re-alignment Convention". Though not official, the Farmer Labor Party would begin aligning itself with the Liberal Democratic Party in 2003, and would enter a governing coalition with the party and the Greens following the Liberal Democrats' success in the 2015 federal election 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 Bohtar serving as Secretary of State until 2022 where the Conservative Coalition emerged victorious and the bloc turned to the opposition
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 amore 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 creation of a universal single payer healthcare system, the partial nationalization of the health and transportation sectors, and greater government intervention in the economy in order to support the lower classes. 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. As of 2022, the Farmer Labor Party holds five 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.
History[edit | edit source]
Foundation[edit | edit source]
National Unity Government[edit | edit source]
Entry into the Opposition[edit | edit source]
Contemporary era[edit | edit source]
Organization[edit | edit source]
Ideology and platform[edit | edit source]
Political positions[edit | edit source]
Economic policy[edit | edit source]
- Heavily increase taxes on the upper and middle 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.
Social policy[edit | edit source]
- 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
Foreign policy[edit | edit source]
- 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.