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Are you blue or red?

Are you left or right? Are you liberal or conservative? Such questions continuously fuel debates in our democratic society. It defines us and segregates us. We never seem to all agree on one universal idea. It might be a good thing or it might be a bad thing. As long as we have a leader, we seem to move along quite nicely. However, all leaders are ephemeral, which leads us to move along different axises from time to time.

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Here are several leaders that envisioned different ecologies and that made society evolve in their own mindset. None of them were all alone, but we tend to see these leaders as symbolic figures for specific eras.

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From top to bottom, you will find them in a chronological order. From left to right, you will find their social point of view. Colours will tell you how much they believed in a structured economy or a free economy, and anything in between. Textual materials are derived from their writings, their speeches or their twitter feeds.

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Francis

Lord, grant us the grace to know we are sinners.

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Modernity sought to build a universal brotherhood based on equality, yet we gradually came to realize that this brotherhood cannot endure. +

Vladimir Putin

We should acknowledge that the collapse of the Soviet Union was a major geopolitical disaster of the century

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The pace of resolving the crisis conditions in the Russian Federation overwhelmingly depend on the level of rational, well-thought-out, responsible and large-scale exploitation of the nation’s natural wealth potential. +

Margaret Thatcher

We have given back control to people over their own lives and their livelihood.

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The pursuit of equality necessarily conflicts with the pursuit of freedom. +

John F. Kennedy

We preach freedom around the world, and we mean it, and we cherish our freedom here at home.

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Liberalism is not so much a party creed or set of fixed platform promises as it is an attitude of mind and heart. +

Joseph Stalin

Citizens! It is in the interests of all of you, except the handful of financial and landed aristocrats.

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Dictatorship of the proletariat and revolutionary peasantry implies an open, mass dictatorship, exercised in the sight of all, without plots and underhand dealings. +

Mahatma Gandhi

There is no such thing as slow freedom. Until we are fully free, we are slaves.

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We must not forget that man is essentially a social being We have to learn to strike the mean between individual freedom and social restraint. +

Benito Mussolini

We are not like the English. We boast that we are not like them.

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The Fascist State organizes the nation, but it leaves the individual adequate elbow room. +

Nestor Makhno

Long live the ideal of universal human harmony, and man's fight towards it!

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The property owner, the lover of war, the judge, the priest, academics who distort the truth about man are all enemies of your freedom. +

Karl Marx

Working men of all countries, unite!

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Communism deprives no man of the power to appropriate the products of society; all that it does is to deprive him of the power to subjugate the labor of others by means of such appropriations. +

Muhammad

The End of Time is near; yet you waste your life in amusement and vanities.

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Be steadfast, enjoin kindness, avoid ignorance, and bear with patience whatever befalls you. +

Jesus

A new command I give you: Love one another.

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Live as free men, but do not use your freedom as a cover-up for evil; live as servants of God. +

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