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The Theory of Oscillating Political Entropy is a political theory developed by William Wilson and Ashton Jeske. This theory is based off of the scientific term of Entropy (ΔE) which is the measurement of disorder in the universe or a system. The theory is that, within a political system there are two polar ends, totalitarianism and anarchism. The political system, commonly referred to as government, goes through an oscillating cycle between these two polar ends.

Terminology

In this theory, several terms were created to distinguish different parts of theoretical discussion. These terms generally refer to parts or points of the 'Political Entropy Spectrum', a term in itself.

Political Entropy Spectrum

The Political Entropy Spectrum, or in shorthand: PES, is a spectrum used to measure the political entropy of either or both the political system, a local, provincial, or national government, and the political universe, the term used for international politics. This spectrum is measured in either negative entropy (-ΔE) or positive entropy (ΔE) running on a scale from -20 ΔE to 20 ΔE.

At -20 ΔE is classified as total authority, where the state has full control of those which it governs. The only example for -20 ΔE is the political system described in George Orwell's science fiction novel, 1984. At 20 ΔE is classified as total anarchy, there the existence of any authority has been either eliminated through abolition or revolution. 0 ΔE is an undefined point and has yet to have an example found for such point.

Authoritarian

Authoritarian, or in shorthand: Χ, is the term used to describe any trend or point less than zero on the political entropy spectrum. All governments that are oligarchies, central republics, monarchies, and dictatorships are generally on the authoritarian side of the spectrum.

Anarchist

Anarchist, or in shorthand: Y, is the term used to describe any trend or point more than zero on the political entropy spectrum. All states which govern through direct democracy, mutualism, is in a current state or revolution, and anarchy are generally on the anarchist side of the spectrum.

Point of Differential

The point of differential, or in shorthand: ε, is the term used to describe point where a political system on the anarchist end of the spectrum suddenly switches to the authoritarian end or vice-versa. In reference to the point where an anarchist system becomes authoritarian, the term would be the 'point of condensation'. In reference to the point where an authoritarian system becomes anarchist, the term would be the 'point of dissolution', most of the dime this point is referred to as revolution.

Examples

For example, the United States was under the government of Great Britain before independence, which would be nearer to the totalitarian end of the spectrum. This theory speculates that the American Colonists were moving away from the authoritarian system in preference to a more libertarian, or in the case of this theory, anarchist, government. This trend would continue with the development of American politics moving through time the US government has continued to move in a more anarchist direction. This is exemplified through the movement to abolish the Electoral College.