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Free Thought Party
Leader Hari Seldon
Founded May 15, 2288
Dissolved {{{dissolved}}}
Headquarters
Nation Dranland
Ideology Seldonism
Political Position Evolution of the Human Race
International Affiliations
Operation Clambake
Colours Dark Blue
Website http://80.237.164.51/particracy/main/viewparty.php?partyid=3871


The Free Thought Party (FTP) was created in the year 2288 by the psychotherapist Dr. Hari Seldon of the nation of Dranland, while the initial ideology of the party was purely based on psychiatric ethics it quickly evolved into a philosophy known as Seldonism.


Leadership of the PartyEdit

The main leadership of the party was in the hands of Hari Seldon and was known as "the Controller", secondary leadership of the party was in the hands of his family members which had led critics of the party to call them "the Seldon Dynasty". To the outside observer this would contradict Seldonist philosophy but the party has stated that the reason the Seldon Family holds such a place of power within the party is because of their abilities and not their family connections.

SeldonismEdit

See main article: Seldonism

HistoryEdit

In the year 2288 the Free Thought Party was formed by the psychotherapist Hari Seldon (with the financial backing of several of his wealthy patients) due to the growing number of errors he saw emerging in the society of Dranland. Hari saw that if these errors were to continue unchecked that the human race would be doomed to utter oblivion. Thus he began to build the Free Thought Party as the basis for a new civilization built on a new philosophy known as Seldonism which he intended to become the guiding light of the human race.

On June 4, 2289 the Estasi Corporation was formed with funding both from private sources and from the FTP, the announced purpose of this corporation was to promote the creation of technology which would allow for Seldonism to become a more practical philosophy which could be put into place by the governments of the world.

With the invention of the happiness drug Yoj the party began to assist the Estasi Corporation in the distribution and sale of the drug to all registered members of the FTP. The first step was now taken towards making Seldonism a reality in Dranland and in the world. Of course the path to a world of bliss would not be smooth as the many managed to exploit loopholes in the laws of Dranland to ban the drug Yoj. This ban was met by huge peaceful protests which were broken up by violent oppression by the various Dranland Police Departments.

The year 2294 saw the rise of the Neo-Scientology party of New Theta to power in Dranland, and the FTP then quietly adopted a policy of playing off the PGC and the New Theta against one another, but due to severe loses in the legislature, the FTP was unable to get many bills passed into law.

Dark times seemed to be ahead for the Seldonist Movement when the New Theta party began to launch an attack against Psychiatry until it became tied into a major financial scandal. Also the leadership of the FTP managed to create a last minute surprise for the people of Dranland: a series of bills which were able to cast the philosophy of Seldonism in a new light.

This, plus the very public and very fun celebrations of the ten year anniversary of the birth of Seldonism lead to an increase in the number of seats controlled by the Free Thought Party in the 2298 elections.

However the party suffered yet another setback in the 2302 elections, and Dr. Hari Seldon soon decided that the time was not right for Seldonism to rise, and thus he disbanded the party and gave control of its seats to the Lords of Power for an undisclosed sum of money. Dr. Hari Seldon then died a mere three months later from a tainted batch of Yoj.

It wouldn't be until a century later that Seldonism would rise again in the form of the Neo-Seldonist Party, led once again by his decedents of the Seldon Family.

ElectorateEdit

  • June 2290- +33 Seats in the Legislature (+ for the Party), HoS was not won
  • June 2294- 26 Seats in the Legislature (- for the Party), HoS was not won
  • June 2298- 47 Seats in the Legislature (+ for the Party), HoS was not won
  • June 2302- 30 Seats in the Legislature (- for the Party), HoS was not won

AnthemEdit

Our Father Seldon
O, bright dawn of May
Our father Seldon
We are children of your thoughts
and keepers of your honesty


We love you, the glorious thinker
And maker of our new reality
That shall never know again
The chains of shameful slavery.


While our unity gives wings
to our just cause
Proud shall be, celebrated will be
Our eternal victory.


A river of our cheers,
Jumping into the sky,
Will bear voice to the depths of space,
That Seldonism is forever.

See AlsoEdit

Drania flag Republic of Dranland
Iglesia Mayor (capital)
GeographyHistoryCultureEconomyGovernment
History 3572 Dranish coup d'étatDraddwyr GenocideDranian Seung RevolutionGreat Sekowian WarNew ThetaSinking of the HMS Chulbark
Subdivisions Provinces: Flag elbian ElbianFlag loren LorenFlag magadonia MagadoniaFlag ulbrach UlbrachFlag valdor Valdor
Special Cities: GC Flag GongmangdoIglesia Mayor Flag Iglesia MayorSanta Sharika Flag Santa Sharika
Special Region: Northern Dovani
Political Parties Current: Kyo Defense ForcePopular Party
Historic: Conservative National PartyDemocratic Socialist PartyDranish Agrarian LeagueDranish Hosian AllianceGao-Showa Imperial Revolutionary FrontGrand National PartyGreen Progressives/Llysiau Gwyrdd BlaengHacia CasaLeague of JusticeRally for the RepublicPartido Acción CiudadanaPartido Democrático MonárquicoVirtuous Kyo Alliance
Demographics Religion: Zensho DaenismDaenismJienismSeldonismAurorian Patriarchal ChurchSindoThetanismUniversal Church of Terra
Ethnicity: DraddwyrDranianosKazulianKyo
Notable People & Families Adrienne LeCoultre-OverstratenAlina DelarosaAllanfa DanArthurCatherine Fournier-LagardeCharlene GoodwillChoi Yeon-kiCraig WarwickCwlcymroDelia BreckinridgeDim MynediadEarl Branstead-SmithEduardo RiveraElaine DuvalleEric CrawfordGerardo GutierrezHarold de BurghHouse of RyeoHouse of SantiagoIason TolesJack CaddockJacqueline TownsendJames TanakaJennifer HowardJoel CubreroJohn HolbrookeJohn WestwoodJonathan de LeuerJulia BreckinridgeLarissa LeCoultreLuigi DelgadoMargaret WoodhallMaria ValoMarina LeCoultreMario LavazzaOwain GlynwaterPark Jae-yungPaul SimeonRhee Seung-ukRichard Branstead-SmithSamuel LotherbergSarah GoodwinSean YatesSeldon FamilySosuke MoriSun Gyeong-yunSun Ryoji

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