There's a great video that explains exactly why a free nation like the United States inevitably becomes "centrist" because that's how politicians gain votes and win elections (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xxmXeLEcs9s&t=983s)

It's called the median voter theorum - if two politicians are running they inevitably end up promising to do what the median voter wants even though the majority of the population wants much less or much more of a given service (e.g. military). Few people want a medium sized, ineffective and expensive military but that's what the politicians end up promising because promising too much or too little will cause them to lose the vote because their opponent is "the lesser of two evil."

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Bryan With a Why

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