Cult of the Nation

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Cult of the Nation (Rakeoian: Nacia Kultado) is the ideology behind the current politic apparatus of Rakeo, and its government, the Stratocratic Authority. The basic ideology calls for the submission of the individual to the state, a return to populist rule, and the prime role of the military in civil and political life.

History

Tenants

Pragmatism

More a product of the troubled times surrounding the creation of the ideology rather than intentional influences. An example of Nacia Kultado's pragmetism is the ideology of Cornellism, which was founded in response to a faltering of the Stratocratic Republic which threatened then General Secretary Richard Cornell's position as head of state.

Traditionalism

Collective individualism

Collective individualism, as outlined in The Book of Red Fabric (Rakeoian: Libro de Ruĝa Ŝtofo), is based in the idea that liberal and socialist societies produce men who seek an easy existence over challenge or adversity. It states that

The model Rakeoian does not accept that life should be easy. Life's primary struggle is in finding one's place and becoming worthy of it- Not being given to spiritual banality, or to capitalist decay.

— Libro de Ruĝa Ŝtofo (1958)

'Third Path' Economics

Anti-communism

After a fringe ideology that combined Nacia Kultado's religion of the state with official state atheism and components of Marxist thought developed, it was disavowed by western Militant leaders, and a concentrated effort was made throughout the later half of the fifties to distance the ideology from Marxism, and codify anti-communist sentiments.

Anti-capitalism

Modern criticism of capitalism is almost always couched in terms of degrading consumers of products. In the earliest literature, 'internationalists' and corporations were frequently blamed for issues in Rakeoian society, but following the Paragon uprising, great care was taken to avoid providing support for communist elements. In modern practice, countries like Greater Sacramento are focused on as examples of capitalist decay. Crimes (particularly murders) in the country are regularly covered by state media, for discussions of how the consumerist disease leads to violence.

Criticism