More On Politopia

Politopia - a magical land where you can customize your government simply by moving. Here's how it works:

  • The government's role in your economic affairs diminishes as you move North, and increases as you move South.
  • The government's role in your personal affairs diminishes as you move West and increases as you move East.

Though you can customize your government in Politopia, there is no Utopia in Politopia (or anywhere else, for that matter). Rather, where you live in Politopia represents your opinion as to the proper role of the government-that is, the extent to which you believe the government should determine social goals and attempt to achieve them.

But not all visions of ideal societies depend on the government leading the way. The alternative is to allow individuals, communities, and organizations to determine their own goals (for themselves and the larger society) and to strive to achieve them using voluntary and/or persuasive means. 

More on Political Quizzes and Models

The two dimensional political model that Politopia is based on was originally proposed by David Nolan in an article he wrote in the summer of 1970. "Classifying and Analyzing Political-Economic Systems" appeared in the January 1971 issue of Society for Individual Liberty's newsletter The Individualist. Since then, there have been many innovations on the idea.

If you are interested in learning more about the candidates positions, and how we placed them on the politopia map, click here.