What is the IM Theory?

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The IM Theory, also called Isolation Moderation is a foreign policy framework that was created to solve many of the challenges facing nations in the modern era. The IM Theory is a system based upon moderate isolationism that teaches nations the secrets to achieving economic prosperity, avoiding war, maintaining peace with other nations, and most importantly, developing a harmonious society. While many of these ideas are innovative and thought-provoking, similar ideas have been seen in different political philosophies throughout history such as from the ancient Greeks, Niccolo Machiavelli, Kautilya, and Sun Zu. The IM Theory is a system that can be applied in any country on earth regardless of culture, values, or government system. The basic premise is that nations must look inward and improve themselves first and solve their own problems instead of getting overly involved in the affairs of other countries. Hence the term Isolation Moderation...

The IM Theory has 5 basic principles. These are Closed Borders, National Defense, Free Trade, Peaceful Relations, and Social Affairs.

Closed Borders refers to each nation maintaining strongly defined territorial boundaries that limits the number of outsiders who can enter the country at any given time. This is not a policy based upon xenophobia, but rather it refers to the natural sovereignty and autonomy that are inherent in every nation. All nations, just like people, naturally seek autonomy and independence rather than excessive integration with other countries. This is why we are currently seeing many nations throughout Europe looking to withdraw from the European Union in order to have more control over their own affairs. Also, the inability of nations to control their borders always leads to negative outcomes, such as immigration problems, terrorist activity, human trafficking, the illegal drug trade, and the spread of deadly diseases. There are many examples throughout history where nations eventually collapsed or declined in power as a result of over-expansion and weak border policy. Two of the most prominent examples of this are the Roman Empire and the British Empire. Both of these empires became too large to manage themselves effectively, leading to their eventual declines. This strong border policy also includes limits on immigration, visa restrictions, a national language, a preference for assimilation over multiculturalism, and stronger citizenship requirements.

A strong national defense refers to the idea that all nations should invest in maintaining a powerful military force to protect themselves against foreign aggressors while also ensuring a peaceful life for their citizens. Having a strong military should be used only for defensive purposes and not for aggressive actions, military conquests, or nation building campaigns. Each nation should follow the policy of armed neutrality, where they are always prepared for war, but rarely ever having to resort to military conflict. There have been many examples throughout history where nations with strong militaries were able to defend themselves from hostile foreign powers and preserve their way of life. This includes Japan during the late 1800s, Finland during the 1939 war with the Soviet Union, and Israel for most of its short history. Additionally, the IM Theory does not believe that any nation should hold supreme military power over the rest of the world, either as a hegemonic power or international police force. Instead, there should be a system of multiple superpowers, where military power is balanced among several countries. This type of multipolar system is already naturally developing as the United States declines in power and other countries such as China, India, Russia, and Brazil rise in power.

Free Trade refers to the act of each nation eliminating protectionist policies, which include lowering tariffs and building central ports to manage international commerce. Free Trade has been shown to improve the economic well-being of nations that have enacted these policies, with China and India being prime examples. Countries that have limited free trade policies have suffered economic consequences. This can be evident with how the implementation of tariffs and other protectionist policies during the Great Depression actually made the situation much worse and even prolonged the economic crisis longer than necessary. Although there may be some short-term job losses that result from free trade policies, these will eventually be counterbalanced by lower rates of unemployment and wage increases over time.

Peaceful Relations refers to the active practice of nations working to maintain positive relations with other nations and avoiding conflict as much as possible. All nations should avoid official alliances with other countries, since being part of the traditional alliance system is very expensive to maintain and the benefits are never distributed evenly. During the late 2000s financial crisis, the countries of the European Union had to give multiple financial bailouts to financially mismanaged countries like Greece, even though they were not the cause of these problems in the first place. During the First World War, the complex alliance system proved to be highly problematic as each nation was required to intervene once their allies were attacked. The result was a violent war that devastated the entire European continent for many years, with millions of people dead or wounded. Instead, temporary military alliances should be formed to accomplish specific objectives, such as intervening in a humanitarian crisis. The IM Theory also advocates that nations should limit their involvement in international organizations such as the United Nations, and reduce the amount of foreign aid given to other countries. Instead, nations should focus on helping other countries through a technical assistance program called the Foreign Charity Service, where skilled workers are sent to provide specific services to poor and developing countries.

Social Affairs refers to the ways in which nations can improve the well-being of individuals that live within society. This includes the preservation of the nuclear family unit and local communities, as without this foundation, society will eventually collapse. It also includes maintaining a sense of normalcy throughout society, in where order and peace are prioritized over chaos and rapid social change. Additionally, the IM Theory advocates for a a Doctrine of Freedoms and Rights for all citizens, as well as strong privacy protections for individuals.

The political philosophy of Isolation Moderation is the closest system for nations to achieve a near utopia on earth. The world greatly needs solutions to solve the many problems in the world today. And sadly, politicians have failed to produce real solutions. This is why an independent political movement is needed to challenge the current political system and bring balance back into the world. Because the world deserves better...

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