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    I've never gotten a chance to do this on an international forum, so I'll be interested in what kind of range of answers we'll get. The political compass asks several pages of political opinion questions to grid out where you fit in on a political "map". I usually test a little closer toward 'libertarian' than I did this time, but I thought this would be fun.

    No policy debates on this thread, please!

    The site provides an example for comparison --



    And here is the result for your own King of Cretins --

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    How can i do it, i dont see a link,

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    • #3
      That's just because I forgot to post it.

      The Political Compass

      Some of the questions may sound like they are framed around certain American political questions, but any of them can be answered as applying to your own country.
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      • #4
        Cool. During our debate I looked for this very website but it seemed to be down
        "I never learned from a man who agreed with me.'" Robert Heinlen

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        • #5
          Me..
          Your political compass
          Economic Left/Right: -2.75
          Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -2.92

          Questions were weird. I got what the test was asking but my answers were for reasons different to what it would have expected
          "I never learned from a man who agreed with me.'" Robert Heinlen

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          • #6
            OK, i dont know how to put my graph up(or any banner for that matter)
            But i was on Green, 6 squares in, 2 down.

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              If you right-click on the picture and choose properties, you can copy a URL of the picture. Then, put it between [ img] and [/img] takes (no spaces) to embed it in your post.
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              • #8
                Me

                Economic Left/Right: -3.88
                Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -3.18

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                  Economic Left/Right: -5.75
                  Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -5.69

                  i'm not really surprised.
                  having said that, i'm only 18; i'm sure my political views are bound to change.

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                  • #10
                    Economic Left/Right: -5.38
                    Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -5.18



                    No suprise there, it's what I vote in the Netherlands.
                    Last edited by Nina; 17-06-08, 12:47 PM.

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                    • #11

                      Economic Left/Right: -7.00
                      Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -4.26

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                      • #12


                        I was pretty unsurprised by mine... Fun!
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                        • #13
                          Economic Left/Right: -5.75
                          Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -5.49

                          http://www.politicalcompass.org/prin...5.75&soc=-5.49

                          No surprise there. I have always been a left-wing voter and I don't suspect that will ever chance.

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                            Not too surprised by mine.

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                              Pretty surprised here, not by the up-down scale, but by the left-right. I'm usually a little more right-minded... But I think some of these questions were a bit ambiguous.


                              KOC, I don't know if you saw this....but here's what the compass has mapped for all of the 2008 US candidates....




                              I think it's funny that ALL of the candidates (with the exception of Nader and 2 other unknowns - none of whom I'd ever dream of voting for) are in the same square.....what does that say about this *compass*
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                                • #17
                                  So, no change here then.....

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                                  • #18
                                    No real surprises here either. Well not for anyone who know what side of the discussions I usually take.

                                    Left/Right -7.62
                                    Libertarian/Authoritarian -7.08
                                    JUST ENOUGH KILL

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                                      Pretty surprised here, not by the up-down scale, but by the left-right. I'm usually a little more right-minded... But I think some of these questions were a bit ambiguous.


                                      KOC, I don't know if you saw this....but here's what the compass has mapped for all of the 2008 US candidates....
                                      Yeah, some of the questions are sticky. I probably am more accurately deep into the purple square, south by southeast, if you will. The X is right, but not the Y.

                                      Thanks for that with the candidates... I knew that most of American politicians were in that dimension, but it provides an interesting sense of scale. I mean, on the candidate map, Dennis Kucinich and Ralph Nader are considered so astoundingly to the left that they are fringe politicians barely taken seriously, even on the left. Whereas the new French president, the nominal "conservative", is probably right around where Kucinich is. Just a vastly different center of political gravity in the US than in Europe, and I think the results are supporting that.
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                                      • #20
                                        Just back from LA and Litzie pointed me towards this....interesting. Here's me:

                                        http://www.politicalcompass.org/face...8.38&soc=-7.23

                                        I thought I'd be MUCH more authoritarian than this. Turns out, not so much.

                                        With various questions I didn't really have an opinion so rather randomly chose agree/disagree cos there was no neutral option. Some I didn't really know enough about to comment on (eg behaviour of multinationals viz natural resources).

                                        Some of the questions were really strange....how is abstract art a political question??


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