Popular Revolutionary Monarchism
See also: Benevolent dictatorship or Absolute monarchy
Popular Revolutionary Monarchism is an ideology and variant of monarchism that emerged in Pontunia during the early 21st century. It advocates for a Powerful Monarchy based on religious morals deemed good by their religion and culture. It is heavily inspired by the political views of Huey Long, with elements of populism, distributism, and reactionary theory.
PRM is a socially right-wing nationalist but economically Distributist ideology, taking largely from Catholic Social Teaching, Thomas Hobbes, and other reactionary theorists.
One of the main characteristics of PRM is a nationalist Anocracy under a monarch, who has large control over internal affairs and near-total control over foreign affairs. This is represented in Pontunia by the Monarch, who has full legislative initiative, and in general does the day-to-day running of the nation. The Monarch delegates minor power to Ministers in a Cabinet and assisted by a mixture of elected and nonelected legislatures in the Estates General, a legislature that may make laws, but the Monarch has the ability to veto and dissolve it.
The legislature and Cabinet, which normally work in tandem with each other, are two completely separate bodies under PRM. The legislature is one of a few elements of democracy under PRM, and is mainly used as a check by to some of the actions of the Monarch, as the Estates must confirm any declarations of war, changes to the Pontunian Charter, or any changes in the structure of government. Despite its relative irrelevancy, the legislature is often convened, to make it appear as if elected citizens finalize the decision-making process, function as a sort of rubber stamp.
The Cabinet is also very much a rubber stamp in Pontunia, even more so than the legislature, and uses its power to advise upon long-term or large projects. The Cabinet is solely responsible to the Monarch, and the Monarch has full reign to remove any Ministers.
Devolution and localism are very important aspects in PRM. Theorists of PRM believe that areas that have a vastly different culture from other subdivisions should be governed by their inhabitants. The local subdivision is also seen as a tool of the community, that it should serve the interests of the community and that the subdivision is the best possible tool for serving the community as it tends to be a local area of like-minded people. An Ideal state under PRM would be small, maybe a city and its surrounding area, or potentially built around local traditions, customs and beliefs.
PRM closely believes in the idea of Moral absolutism, in that all actions are intrinsically right or wrong; ethno-cultural nationalism, a belief that an ethnic and cultural group should unite under their own flag and nation; and a land-based autarky that is able to rely on itself for continuous survival in reaction to the instability and vicissitudes of foreign nations and markets. PRM also takes a partially culturally pessimistic stance, in that time is running out to restore the past, and quick and violent action must happen within the next 20 years (before the 2040's) to prevent the "death of the past".
Other than that, PRM takes many beliefs on social issues from Catholic doctrine and teachings of the Bible, such as its pro-life, anti-same sex marriage and Personalist views, among others.
PRM adopts the Syncretic economic theory of Distributism, asserting that the world's productive assets should be widely owned rather than concentrated.
Popular Revolutionary Monarchist economics supports class collaboration within a Class structure, but is generally against trade unions.