D&D Political Alignments

D&D Political Alignments

YouGov recently put out the results of a poll which had attempted to classify the UK population in terms of D&D Alignment. Whilst an awesome concept, it did also produce a few peculiar results, mainly because of the way it relied on self-classification to determine alignment; nevertheless, it makes interesting and amusing reading.

This prompted me to classify political ideologies by D&D alignment, with the following result:

 

 

 

Lawful Good

 

Conservatism

 

 

 

Neutral Good

 

Socialism

Chaotic Good

 

Pacifism

 

 

 

Lawful Neutral

 

Authoritarianism

 

 

 

True Neutral

 

Centrism / Corporatism

Chaotic Neutral

 

Libertarianism

 

 

Lawful Evil

 

Fascism

 

 

 Neutral Evil

 

Communism

 Chaotic Evil

 

Anarchism

 

The Lawful/Chaotic access is essentially about the power of the state and law and order, which can be seen on all rows, from the difference between fascism and anarchism, to conservatives placing a higher priority on law and order or authority than socialists. The Good/Evil access runs from the mainstream political movements at the top, through movements which are fundamentally value-free and seeking to maximise something else (respectively, maintaining the power of the state, maximising corporate wealth and elite position, maximising individual liberty) and the evil ideologies, straightforwardly running through fascism to anarchism.

Individual political parties will of course, in general, contain a mix of more than one ideology.

 

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