Partia di Traditionale
|Defunct as of||1st January, 2007|
|Address|| 9545 Bulevardi Rinopasso |
|Economic ideology||Fiscal conservatism|
|Social ideology||Socially conservative / moralist|
|Party leader||Marco Quirinamo|
|Party president||Dr. Alexander Farndorber|
|Motto||Fighting for the right.|
The Partia di Traditionale was a minor political party in the Democratic Capitalist Republic of Pacitalia.
- 1 History
- 2 Successors
- 3 Stances on issues
- 4 Conservative governments
- 5 Conservative opposition
This party is different from others in that, instead of simple renaming of the party, the PdT is actually a completely different and new party. However, because it was formed from a group of old Conservative MPPs, the history of the Conservative Party and the opposition/governments the Conservative Party formed before its demise is included in this article.
Conservative Party (1503-1988)
An emerging political force - 1500s
The Conservative Party was founded among Pacitalians who disagreed with the policies and political attitudes of the members of the recently created Liberal Party. The new party decided it would focus more on the economic issues facing Pacitalia, the opposite of the Liberals, who were focussing on improving living conditions in the newly-formed Republic. More people seemed to support the Conservative ideals, and thus, when the Republic of Pacitalia was officially established and recognised on 21 November 1503, the elections four days later put the Conservatives under Barunino Madusso-Ceranta into power for twelve uninterrupted years of majority governance. The 1500s were very kind to the Conservatives, who held power five times for a total 51 of 97 possible years.
By 1612, however, voters seemed to grow tired of the Conservatives, and in that year's election, punted them from power, opting to put the Lymanto Zerga and Martino Concetto Liberal administrations into government from 1612 to 1628. Still, the Conservatives came back big and scored three straight majority governments in the mid-1600s before losing to the Liberals in 1689.
But maybe not... - 1700s
People who felt the Conservative day of reckoning had come in 1612 and were proven wrong would have loved to see the 18th century Pacitalian political landscape. After the 1689 defeat, the Conservatives eventually regained power under Pananimo Santo Germano in 1701, but after a huge corruption scandal in 1708, he was booted by the voters and the Conservatives suffered enormously through the rest of the 1700s, cut from power for 70 years before scraping a minority government in the 1779 election. Domenico Porfirio Aiglia is seen as the Conservatives' saviour, as after managing to defeat a Liberal non-confidence motion in 1780, called a snap election and ran an honest campaign to get back in with a majority government that lasted through to 1792. Porfirio Aiglia resigned due to failing health and the Conservatives were in an opposition status for a bit of 1792 before Tommaso Perrotta was elected to a majority that same year.
Back to full strength? The 1800s
After Perrotta's nine years as prime minister, Ermanno Albaceti took the reins and guided Pacitalia through eight further years of Conservative governance between 1801 and 1809. It seemed the party was back hitting its stride, and that assumption proved correct as the party enjoyed a record 39 straight years in power with five different prime ministers. The Liberals formed a minority in 1856 but were voted down in 1857 and the Conservatives regained power with Marco Santo Megna as the prime minister. The Conservatives did form the opposition for twelve straight years, but in 1877 went on to form four straight governments over 28 years. The emergence of the Pacifists in the early 1900s seemed, however, to show that the 1800s were the Conservatives' last century as a powerful political force.
88 years to demise - 1900s
The Pacifist Party was formed in 1902 when Conservatives who felt the party was becoming too socially conservative split off and formed a fiscally conservative and socially libertarian rightist alternative. The party was a success within three years, as the 1905 election brought them to power under Medinis Sorprantakis and forced the Conservatives to a third-place situation. Indeed, it seemed the Pacitalian political psyche was moving toward the centre with the main dibs between the Liberals and the Pacifists, and the Conservatives could feel their age catching up with them. While the Liberals were finding new ways to reinvent themselves as the party of choice for younger voters, the Conservatives were stuck in a cloud of misrepresentation where Pacitalians felt the party was reserved for stuffy, noblesse-oblige voters. The fact remained that there was a deathbed minority of those such voters and the Conservatives paid for it dearly, managing only one majority government under Corpalo Dragosto between 1937 and 1941 and three scrappy-looking minorities under the same man for another four years. The voters, however, had had enough of the Conservatives and elected the Pacifists to twenty straight years in power, followed by the Liberals for another twenty consecutive years. It was the first time the Liberals had done so in nearly a century and a half. By 1985, however, the voters were once again mind-changing and, despite the solid achievements of Athena Papistikas and her Liberals, chose Giorgio Cassata and the Conservatives by only 0.4% of the popular vote, 43.2 to 42.8. The Conservative buck stopped here for certain, though, as in 1987, Cassata tried and failed to convert Pacitalia into a neo-fascist authoritarian state. He was ejected from power by his own party and Daniel Cicerone took over as PM in the interim, calling an election for 23 February 1988. In the Francesco Santo Ragazzo/Pacifist victory, the Conservatives were completely obliterated, earning just six seats and losing their official party status. The Conservatives voted themselves out of existence at a subsequent party convention in September 1988.
Partia di Traditionale (1988-2007)
More extreme members of the party were not finished. After a one-month hiatus, twelve former Conservatives formed the Partia di Traditionale and aligned themselves with the Pacitalian Catholic Church. Their values were markedly more socially conservative than the former Conservative Party, even to the point of being decidedly moralist and neo-fascist. Still, they could not escape the stains of their former party and to this day, the PdT has been unable to crack at least 10% of the popular vote, though their last leader, Roberta Santo Paraggia, was controversial enough to attract serious media attention. The impotency of the new party caused a 2004 "house-cleaning" in which Santo Paraggia and party president Samueli Spragonti were booted in favour of present leader Marco Quirinamo and Roach-Busterian expatriate Dr. Alexander Farndorber. The party was unable to draw on its existing financial base as it attempted to grow the membership of the PdT, and a failed election goal (to earn a certain number of seats in both houses, and then 5 percent of the popular vote) sealed the deal on the death of the party. Quirinamo announced the Partia di Traditionale would cease operations as of New Year's Day, 2007.
A few PdT members of the legislative branch have become independents or have joined the Federation of Progressive Democrats. However, the majority of the party moved on to create a unofficial successor party, the Pacitalian Nationalist Conservatives (PNC), which will run a full slate of candidates in the next election and has a war chest of around 70 million doura according to its first financial audit.
Stances on issues
These were the official platform stances of the Partia di Traditionale during its 19 years of existence. Note that all of the party's social stances have since been adopted by the Nationalist Conservatives, but that on foreign policy issues, the PNC is much more internationalist and wants to more forcefully promote Pacitalia's agenda abroad.
- Economic regulation: Partial government interference in the form of light protectionism
- Income tax: Reward-style taxation (low for high-income earners, above-average for lower-income)
- Unemployment rate: Entice foreign business with incentives, thus creating new jobs
- Abortion: Strongly oppose
- Death penalty: Return to full retentionism
- Euthanasia: Strongly oppose
- Gay marriage: Strongly oppose
- Prostitution: Outlaw
- Social insurance: Lower pension payments, cut unqualified SI earners
- Welfare: Strongly oppose
- Diplomacy: Military should have a greater effect on diplomacy
- Immigration: Severely limit
- Rejoining the United Nations: Strongly oppose
- Religious beliefs: Full conversion to the Christian faith
- Barunino Madusso-Ceranta (1503-1515)
- Mananto Bussotero (1515-1523)
- Arturo Urtibano (1531-1543)
- Mario Nicostrato (1571-1579)
- Cristiano Pantafino (1579-1587)
- Pietro Anastasio Brauta (1597-1605)
- Riccardo Massimo Vidinanta (1605-1612)
- Nicusoro Assovolti (1628-1640)
- Angelo Brazzitano (1656-1659)
- Rodolfo Spucurinato (1659-1667)
- Fabrizio da Scupeta (1667-1689)
- Pananimo Santo Germano (1701-1709)
- Domenico Porfirio Aiglia (1779-1792)
- Tommaso Perrotta (1792-1801)
- Ermanno Albaceti (1801-1809)
- Spumino Casimiro (1817-1827)
- Giovanni Cabrali (1827-1835)
- Francisco Bongiantura (1835-1851)
- Alfredo Juliani (1851-1855)
- Sarapene Vicino (1855-1856)
- Marco Santo Megna (1857-1865)
- Intelio Chiefa Serra (1877-1885)
- Arbus Mapradora (1885-1893)
- Zegno Corpusto (1893-1901)
- Mario Zalmano (1901-1905)
- Corpalo Dragosto (1937-1945)
- Giorgio Cassata (1985-1987)
- Daniel Cicerone (1987-1988)
1523-1531, 1543-1559, 1563-1571, 1579-1587, 1589-1597, 1612-1628, 1640-1656, 1689-1701, 1765-1779, 1801-1805, 1809-1817, 1856-1857, 1865-1877, 1905-1913, 1917-1921, 1929-1937, 1965-1977
|Political parties of Pacitalia|
|Major parties (left-wing to right-wing):|
|Pacitalian Social Coalition||Green Party of Pacitalia||Federation of Progressive Democrats|
|Minor parties (left-wing to right-wing):|
|Communist Party of Pacitalia||Workers' Party of Pacitalia||Anarchist League of Pacitalia||Northeastern Independence Party||Non-Partisan Association||Partia di Traditionale|