Federalist Party of the Antilles

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Federalist Party of the United Commonwealth of America
Chairperson Victoria Napolitano
President Arian Lawrence
Vice President Mitchell Vargas
Senate Majority Leader Louis Scalise
Speaker of the House Baron Avery
Founded May 16, 1880 (1880-05-16)
Preceded by Republican Party
Headquarters 231 Federal Avenue
Columbia City, Hispaniola
Student wing Committee of Federalist Collegiates
Youth wing Federalist Youth of America
Membership 19.1 million (2020)
Ideology Majority
 • National Conservatism
 • Paleoconservatism
 • Social Conservatism
 • Economic Liberalism
 • Centralization
 • American Nationalism
 • Anti-Landonism
Factions
 • Right wing populism
 • Great Return
 • Hard Ameroskepticism
 • Christian Right
Political position Blue flag waving.png Right-wing
International affiliation American Conservative Coalition (observer)
Official colors      Crimson
     White
     Blue
Senate
40 / 46
House of Representatives
126 / 234
Governorships
1 / 4
Election symbol
Federalist Party Unionist Logo.png

Political parties
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The Federalist Party of the United Commonwealth of America, commonly referred to as the Federalist Party of the Antilles by outsiders, is the dominant and governing party of the United Commonwealth of America, or the Antilles. Since the establishment of the Antilles, the Federalist Party has been the islands' dominant political party, both during the dictatorial Abarough period and after democratization. It is the largest party in the Antilles, in terms of membership and legislative representation.

The Federalist Party was founded in 1880 as a successor to the dominant Republican Party of the United Commonwealth. Due to its predecessor's position in American politics, the Federalist Party quickly became the nation's most dominant political party, ruling a de facto one party state, with opposition towards the Federalists failing to achieve a significant form of electoral success. Largely ruling uninterrupted, the Federalist Party began to develop a culture of elitism and disassociation, with Federalist politicians being more and more less connected with the American public. Popularity of the Federalists among the American public drastically decreased during the early 1900s, with accusations of rampant corruption and electoral fraud and continued opposition to popular policies and positions damaged the reputation of the party in the eyes of the American populace. After decades of unrest, the Federalist-led federal government was overthrown by Marxist-Landonist militants in the Continental Revolutionary War, resulting in the establishment of the United Commonwealth of Continental States. Following their defeat, Federalist leadership and supporters fled the mainland United Commonwealth fearing political retaliation. In what be known as the Great Retreat millions of Federalist supporters arrived in the Caribbean territories of Hispaniola, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands, establishing a Federalist government-in-exile.

Under the leadership of Amelia Abarough, the Federalist Party underwent a series of massive internal reworkings and reforms, readjusting the party into its new position as head of the government-in-exile. Under Abarough's dictatorship, the Federalists exerted total control over the three island through the 1917 Martial Act, with political opposition to Abarough and the party being outlawed. During the Abarough period, the Federalist Party adhered to an ultra-nationalistic and militarist agenda, with a overall goal of returning to the mainland. This ideology, known as the Great Return was described as proto-derzhavist by modern day historians. After the devastation brought by Great War I, the Federalist began shifting towards mass development of the islands in preparation for long term exile. However, throughout the Cold War, the Federalists continued to promote militaristic and nationalistic policies, up until the death of Abarough in 1983. Following Abarough's death and the democratization of the Antilles, the Federalists re-aligned itself, dropping authoritarian and militaristic policies for mainstream conservatism and nationalism.

The Federalist Party adheres to a platform of conservatism and centralization, extensively promoting nationalism and the pre-revolutionary Continental identity. Since its foundation, the Federalist Party has always been considered a right-leaning party, though the extent of rightism has varied throughout the years. Before the revolution, the Federalists were considered the leading right-leaning party, however after the revolution and under Abarough the party shifted further to right. The Federalist Party has always been staunchly anti-Landonist. Since “democratization”, the Federalist Party has dominated national and local politics in the Antilles. Every president of the Antilles has been a member of the Federalist Party and the party has retained a large majority of seats in the National Assembly. This total dominance of Antillean politics has lead to accusations of electoral fraud and corruption by opponents of the party, both domestic and foreign. The party's base primarily consists of middle-aged and older men and women, military veterans, and Christians (predominatly Protestants and Evangelicals), and primarily generates its support in Hispaniola, urban Cuba, and suburban and rural environments.

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Origins and creation[edit | edit source]

The Federalist Party of the United Commonwealth was created from the Republican Party. Established in 1854, the Republican Party was founded through a coalition of forces opposed to slavery in the United States, the predecessor of the United Commonwealth. Emboldened by Tournesol-Nebraska Act and Bleeding Tournesol, the Republican Party replaced the Whig Party as the chief opponents to the Democratic Party in the 1856 United States elections. While denouncing slavery as a "great evil", the Republican Party platform prior to the American Civil War did not endorse the abolition of slavery in the southern states, instead opposing its further expansion into the western territories of the United States. The Republican Party primarily advocated for rapid industrialization and social modernization.

Following the election of Abraham Lincoln in 1860, the Republican Party led the United States during the American Civil War, opposing the secessionist Confederate States. Nearing the end of the war, the Republican Party endorsed a platform of abolition, and contributed to the downfall of slavery in the United States through the Emancipation Proclamation and the Thirteenth Amendment following the war. In 1866, the Republican Party led the United States, and later the United Commonwealth, in the War of Contingency, where the United States and United Commonwealth governments unsuccessfully attempted to prevent the secession of a number of states. Following the War of Contingency, the Republicans became the de facto sole active political party in the United Commonwealth as the Democratic Party had fell into relative obscurity.

The presidency of Ulysses S. Grant had led to the internal fracturing of the Republican Party between two factions: the "Loyalist Republicans", who supported the presidency and policies of Grant, and the "Unionist Republicans, who opposed Grant and his policies. With Grant's exit from politics in 1873, the two factions gradually expanded their platforms beyond Grant; the Loyalist Republicans became more outwardly right-wing, supporting conservatism, revanchism, and mass industrialization, while the Unionists became more outwardly left-wing, supporting liberalism, isolationism, and agrarianism. The conflict between the Loyalists and Unionists brought the federal government to a standstill on multiple occasions. The struggle between the two factions lasted until the Republican Exodus of 1879, when the Unionists formally left the Republican Party to merge with the resurgent Democratic Party, forming the Unionist Democratic Party.

Without internal opposition, the Loyalists assumed full control of the Republican Party. With the Unionists out of the picture, the Loyalists organized the 1880 Republican National Convention in Chicago to review proposals for major party restructuring. While the convention's purpose was to find ways to properly restructure the Republican Party, party delegates eventually came to the conclusion that the Republican Party needed to be re-established in order to properly be reformed. On May 16, 1880, party delegates voted unanimously to re-establish the Republican Party as the Federalist Party (paying homage to Alexander Hamilton's Federalist Party). With the establishment of the Federalist Party came the establishment of a new structure for party leadership and a new political platform that closely aligned with the policies of the Loyalist Republicans. United Commonwealth Senator from Ohio and future president John Sherman was elected to serve as the first chairman of the Federalist Party.

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Revolution and exile[edit | edit source]

Abarough period[edit | edit source]

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Economic issues[edit | edit source]

  • Support the free market and capitalism
  • Oppose socialism, landonism, and other perceived threats to "economic individualism"
  • Oppose the creation of a universal healthcare system
  • Oppose increasing federal income taxes; support decreasing taxes
  • Oppose increasing business taxes; support decreasing taxes
  • Oppose the legalization of labor unions; support alternatives

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