The Eurasian continent, of which Europe is but one of its peninsulas, comprises, due to historical events spanning thousands of years, three vast civilisational areas: a) The West or Western Europe, which today also includes North and South America, Australia and New Zealand; b) The East or Far East, which includes three peninsulas: India, Southeast Asia (with Indonesia) and China (with Korea and Japan); c) The Intermediate Region, which partakes of both the East and the West.
|WESTERN PARTY||EASTERN PARTY|
|Social Background||Upper middle class of the bourgeoisie. Intellectuals. Workers.||Lower middle class of the bourgeoisie. Small owning farmers.||Big landowners. Upper middle class of the bourgeoisie, victims of Western penetration. Peasants.|
|Ideological Stand||Bourgeois cosmopolitanism with Workers’ internationalism. French type nationalism. Western Renaissance rationalism. Do not recognize the existence of the Intermediate Region.||Rigas Pheraios’s Balkan-Asiatic Hellenism. Ottomanism. German type nationalism. Neutralism. Both sides equaly balanced Hellenoturkism. Rousseauism. Deep attachment to people’s psyche.||Byzantine-Ottoman Ecumenism. Imperial Hellenoturkism. Panislamism. Attachment to the Intermediate Region concept.|
|Political and Economic Regime||Constitutional Monarchy or Parliamentary Republic with Economic Liberalism or Dictatorship of the Proletariat with collectivism.||Authoritarian regime basically antiroyalist: The monarchy is abolished or is symbolically maintained along with Statism and Solidarism.||Absolute monarchy with mercantilism.|