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Simple Political Spectrum Political Spectrum is a method of categorizing political viewpoints according to characteristics and values. All points of view can be arranged according to their attitudes towards change and power. Definitions used within a political spectrum usually reflect a particular time and place. Left Wing Centre Right Wing Extreme Moderate Extreme Radicals: Liberals: Conservatives: Reactionaries: Want change that is Accept change and Tend to resist change. Resist all change, immediate and sweeping. believe change should They believe that the wishing to maintain Their goal is often improve conditions for well-being of society is things as they have been complete change in the individuals. Liberals also maintained by keeping in the past. They view existing political system. believe that change traditions. They accept change as threatening Radicals often encourage should be achieved using change only when it can and harmful and will use the use of violence and moderate methods and be proven to be extreme methods to revolution as ways of working within the system necessary. They also protect their interests. promoting change. believe that moderate methods should be used to protect society’s interests. Note: Political Points of View (liberal, conservative) are not the same as political parties.
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