National Populism is a political ideology associated with authoritarian nationalism involving a rejection of liberal democracy, syndicalism, and secularism in favor of a traditionalist, militaristic, and one-party state dominated by a single leader.
National Populism rejects many mainstream ideologies and is seen by many as reactionary toward both liberalism and syndicalism. Most movements advocate for the return of an absolutist monarch, a dictator, or even a religious leader to guide the nation and her people in removing these perceived negative influences. Economic policy varies between parties, some advocating for a laissez-faire economy, others for a mixed economy, and others for a corporatist system. But no matter what, the economy shall always be at least somewhat guided by the state.
According to the National Populist ideology, only a strong state can allow the total unification of the nation and the people. It is a one-party regime, admitting no organized opposition and in which the state tends to confiscate all of society's activities. A monopoly of the armed force, a police system that uses terror with, for example, an omnipresent network of sleeping agents and the surveillance of individuals, based on suspicion, denunciation and denunciation; and also a concentration camper to be able to guard against any potentially suspicious individual. One can summarize this ideology by the following sentence: Everything in the state, nothing outside the state, nothing against the state.
National populists usually advocate for the racial, cultural, and religious unification of their people under a single state. This has lead to the parties advocating for either plebiscite or war with rival states to return territory where people of a common state reside. In addition, many will also advocate for either the assimilation, removal, or outright extermination of minorities within their "cultural territories," viewing them as weak links in their nation or as traitors at least partially responsible for the weakness of their nation.
- Romanian National-Legionary State
- Kingdom of Portugal
- Argentine Patriotic-League Republic
- State of El Salvador
- Corneliu Zelea Codreanu (Conducător of Romania)
- Duarte II de Braganza (King of Portugal)
- Manuel Carlés (President of Argentina)
- Maximiliano Hernández Martínez (General of El Salvador)
- Boris Savinkov (Politician in Russia)
- Ernst Röhm (Politician in Germany)
- August Wilhelm von Hohenzollern (Fourth Prince of Germany)