Socialist Freedom Party
The Socialist Freedom Party (often abbreviated as SFP) is the 3rd largest political party in the United States of America. It is one of the longest lived parties in the USA. During its life it changed the ID of the party, previously it was , but today it is .
Progressive America Federation
Disillusioned by the United States Workers Party and the Federalist Party, smily132 and some similarly-minded comrades pooled funds to establish the Progressive America Federation. The PAF struggled to recruit new members and suffered from a general lack of enthusiasm from its base until Robert Bayer joined and breathed new life into the party.
The Creation of the Socialist Freedom Party
In March of 2009, after a series of changes for the Progressive America Federation, it was decided the party would become the first openly communist party in the United States. The party changed its name to the United Imperialist Party and later the Communist Party USA. In the end, it was decided that the Socialist Freedom Party was the most appropriate name for the reinvigorated party.
In March, April and May of 2009, the SFP saw a growth in membership under the leadership of party presidents smily132 and Spade. The SFP had their first member of Congress (Bayer, ND). In May, the SFP ran its own candidate for President of the United States of America. Spade garnered a little over 3% of the vote. After the May presidential elections, smily132 and Spade left the United States on a missionary trip to spread the word of Vizierism in South Korea, which was at the end unsuccessful.
Taking up the torch of former SFP leaders, Osmany Ramon ran unopposed in the May 2009 Party President election. He promised to move the SFP from its "juvenile phase" as a single-issue party to a major player in the American political landscape with a platform that addresses the full gamut of issues important to workers in the New World.
As the SFP grew in membership, a renaissance of activity and idealism occurred. Party luminaries like Osmany Ramon, Mark Valshannar, and Phoenix Quinn expanded the Party and helped to bring the SFP into a unique position as a prominent "sixth party."
Under Osmany Ramon the Party doubled in size and established its own newspaper, its first two Congressional seats, and the cooperation of the SFP with the Top 5 to repel PEACE's invasion of the United States.
Succeeding Party Presidents oversaw the creation of the Bear Cavalry, the organization of the Socialist Freedom Writers, the beginning of a number of Party welfare programs, and the overall blossoming of the SFP into a political force on the world stage.
As time progressed many of the people who had helped propel the SFP to greatness left the game or left the SFP for many different reasons. Compounding the problem of low activity among the membership is the declining status of the New World, with activity in the world at large slacking off.
An upswing in SFP activity occurred in the summer of 2014, during the Party Presidency of Jude Conners. With a transfer from the old SFP to a now defunct Party that had fallen from the Top 5 the SFP jumped to 70 members, but time took its toll on the inactive members of the old party. By the end of Jude Conners' presidency in August membership had fallen to 55 members. To combat this Jude created a Recruiting Committee, attempted to revive the Freedom Writers, and expanded the Revolutionary Committee.
The message of rejuvenation continued intopresidency with an ultimately unsuccessful bid for the country presidency happening in September 2014.
The SFP is fortunate in having a long and storied history in the politics of the United States. Starting with Spade in May, 2009, the SFP has run several candidates in country president elections, including Robert Bayer, kyle galli, CivilAnarchy, Phoenix Quinn, Jude Conners, and . The highest amount of the popular vote gained by an SFP member prior to December 5th, 2015, is %16.49, Ghost of Tom Joad's percentage of the vote. The previous highest was %15.89, CivilAnarchy's.
The SFP reached the Top 5 in the USA in late 2015, surpassing We The People, the American Military Party, and the Black Sheep Party and landing squarely in the #3 spot, where it rested comfortably.
Jude Conners made an unsuccessful bid for the Country President/Dictator (CP/D) position in November 2015 and was beaten handily by the establishment candidate WildOwl by a margin of 56.52%-33.60%. At the time, this was the closest an SFP member had come to the Presidency. Following his defeat, Jude Conners disappeared.
The following month Gnilraps joined the SFP and made a bid for the Presidency, initially a joke campaign that targeted the Defensive Dictatorship. To many surprises, he won by a slim margin of 45.65%-43.54% over the incumbent WildOwl. Gnilraps' victory sparked the controversial December Sixth Revolt by Bear Cavalry, which led to the blacklisting of 24 members of the SFP for several months.
|smily132||Creation - March 2009*||Founder|
|Robert Bayer||March 2009*||1st Congressional Member|
|smily132||March 2009 - April 6th, 2009*|
|PostaL||April 6th, 2009 - April 15th, 2009*|
|Spade||April 15th, 2009 - May 7th, 2009||Created Steering Committee System.|
|smily132||May 7th, 2009 - May 8th, 2009*|
|isaacblue72||May 8th, 2009 - May 15th, 2009*|
|Osmany Ramon||May 16th, 2009 - August 15th, 2009||Grew the SFP and expanded its activities into a serious force on the political scene.|
|Mark Valshannar||August 16th, 2009 - October 15, 2009||Commissioned SFP Bear Cavalry in response to PEACE invasion.|
|CivilAnarchy||October 16, 2009 - December 15, 2009|
|Osmany Ramon||December 16, 2009 - January 15, 2010|
|Benton Mayweather||January 16, 2010 - March 15, 2010|
|Mark Valshannar||March 16, 2010 - April 15, 2010|
|Vincent Nolan||April 16,2010 - June 15, 2010|
|Mark Valshannar||June 16, 2010 - August 15, 2010|
|Phoenix Quinn||August 16, 2010 - September 15, 2010||Abolished the Steering Committee and established as its replacement the Revolutionary Committee.|
|Kyle Galli||September 16, 2010 - October 15, 2010|
|Vincent Nolan||October 16, 2010 - November 15, 2010|
|R00ffles Mesyats||November 16, 2010 - December 15, 2010|
|cival unrest||December 16, 2010 - February 15th, 2011||Reinvigorated the party and reversed the trend of inactivity.|
|Mark Valshannar||February 16th, 2011 - April 15th, 2011|
|April 16th, 2011 - June 15th, 2011|
|Jude Connors||June 16th, 2011 - August 15th, 2011|
|August 16th, 2011 - September 15th, 2011||Ran in one of the few heavily contested elections in SFP history against CivilAnarchy.|
|Phoenix Quinn||September 16th, 2011 - October 15th, 2011|
|October 16th, 2011 - December 15, 2011|
|faulcoult||December 16, 2011 - January 15, 2012|
|January 16, 2012 - February 15, 2012|
|Phoenix Quinn||February 16, 2012 - March 15, 2012|
|March 16, 2012 - April 15, 2012|
|Samuel Seabury||April 16, 2012 - July 15, 2012|
|WhydoIbother||July 16, 2012 - August 15, 2012|
|Pope Cali||August 16, 2012 - September 15, 2012|
|September 16, 2012 - October 15, 2012|
|WhydoIbother||October 16, 2012 - November 15, 2012|
|Hampton H. Hampton||November 16, 2012 - December 15, 2012|
|December 16, 2012 - January 15, 2013|
|January 16, 2013 - February 15, 2013|
|Dylan Thomas10||February 16, 2013 - March 15, 2013|
|Lawlz911||March 16, 2013 - April 15, 2013|
|Che X||April 16, 2013 - May 15, 2013|
|Dylan Thomas10||May 16, 2013 - June 15, 2013|
|LordOther||June 16, 2013 - November 15, 2013|
|Julian Caesar||November 16, 2013 - January 15, 2014|
|January 16, 2014 - May 15, 2014|
|Jude Connors||May 16th, 2014 - August 15th, 2014||Began a new trend of activity during the summer terms.|
|August 16th, 2014 - November 15th, 2014||Ran for Country President and gained the highest percentage of the vote in SFP history. Oversaw the running of Josh Whitehead for Country President in November|
|J.A. Lake||November 16th, 2014 - December 15th, 2014|
|December 16th, 2014 - January 15th, 2015|
|January 16th, 2015 - April 15th, 2015|
|April 16th, 2015 - May 15th, 2015|
|Jude Connors||May 16th, 2015 - October 15th, 2015|
|October 16th, 2015 - November 15th, 2015|
|November 16th, 2015 - December 15th, 2015|
|December 16th, 2015 - January 15th, 2016|
|January 16th, 2016 - February 15th, 2016|
|J.A. Lake||February 16th, 2016 - March 15th, 2016|
|March 16th, 2016 - May 15th, 2016|
|Wooky Jack||May 16th, 2016 - September 15th, 2016|
|September 16th, 2016 - October 15th, 2016|
|October 16th, 2016 - November 15th, 2016|
|November 16th, 2016 - December 15th, 2016|
|Wooky Jack||December 16th, 2016 - January 15th, 2017|
|January 16th, 2017 - February 15th, 2017|
|Wooky Jack||February 16th, 2017 - March 15th, 2017|
|March 16th, 2017 - April 15th, 2017|
|April 16th, 2017 - May 15th, 2017|
|May 16th, 2017 - July 15th, 2017|
|July 16th, 2017 - August 15th, 2017|
|Maxwell Hanz||August 16th, 2017 - September 15th, 2017|
|J.A. Lake||September 16th, 2017 - October 15th, 2017|
|October 16th, 2017 - November 15th, 2017|
|November 16th, 2017 - December 15th, 2017|
|Maxwell Hanz||December 16th, 2017 - January 15th, 2018|
|January 16th, 2018 - February 15th, 2018|
|February 17th, 2018 - March 16th, 2018|
|March 17th, 2018 - April 16th, 2018|
|April 17th, 2018 - May 16th, 2018|
|May 17th, 2018 - June 16th, 2018|
|June 17th, 2018 - July 16th, 2018|
|July 17th, 2018 - August 16th, 2018|
|August 17th, 2018 - September 16th, 2018|
|September 17th, 2018 - November 16th, 2018|
|Max Planck||November 17th, 2018 - Present|
The SFP is unique for its openness to new faces and willingness to share the role of leadership with all its members. The SFP tends to attract people open to Communism, Anarchism, and Socialism in real life. Over time this trend has been diminished and many people who consider themselves Mutualists, Conservative or Liberal in real life and/or in-game have joined the SFP. Regardless of their politics in reality, people of every ideology are welcome in the SFP.
SFP members are actively engaged in and encouraged to contribute to Party ideology through essays of the SFP published in the media.
10 Points of Solidarity
The 10 Points of Solidarity are the SFP's ideological platform that facilitates political organization and allow for coordinated positions on a variety of issues facing the SFP. The 10 Points were recently revived and can be found here.
The V1 platform
Read more about their stance back at the beginning of the party.