What Variety of Socialist are You?

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Do you desire to overthrow capitalism, but have no idea whose views you line up with? Then you've come to the right place! This quiz should be able to give you a decent idea which school of socialism you fall into.

There are many kinds of socialism, from extreme libertarianism to extreme authoritarianism. Whatever you are, you should know who your allies are once you've taken this quiz.

Created by: JeanLouisDavid
  1. What is your age?
  2. What is your gender?
  1. Are you more of a revolutionary or a reformist?
  2. Are you more authoritarian or anti-authoritarian?
  3. Which of these thinkers' ideas resonate the most with you?
  4. How should currency work in an ideal society?
  5. What is the worker entitled to?
  6. A socialist society should retain a market economy.
  7. The state should control businesses and industries.
  8. Without the state, a fully free market would be a self-regulating socialist system.
  9. Because it will inevitably either favor the current elite or create a new ruling class, the state must be abolished for equality and freedom to be enjoyed by all.
  10. The use of reform and electoral politics is a viable method for bringing about equality.
  11. An authoritarian socialist state such as the USSR is just as bad as, if not worse than, a capitalist one.
  12. The capitalist system is a mockery of the free market, not its natural conclusion.
  13. The rural peasants are just as vital to the overthrow of capitalism as the urban workers.
  14. The creation of a socialist state and a dictatorship of the proletariat is integral to achieving the end goal, communism.
  15. There can be no "worker's state"; the state, wherever it exists, will inevitably either exploit the workers or assist others in doing so.
  16. Democracy is an effective system.
  17. Who should control businesses and industries?
  18. Had you been there when the First International split, who would you have sided with, the Red (Marxists) or the Black (anarchists)?

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