first, thanks so huge for adding this section..i wasnt a frequent poster here but i did lurk..but was turned off by all the hateful crap i saw in every post..so i appreciate this and i read this forum now more than i did before. im hoping to participate more in the future my question is: is there a country out there now or in the past that has been successful in implementing positions similar to the american republican party? that has been both financially and socially successful? admittedly, im only interested in politics for a few years so i welcome a discussion on the viability of such policies as recommended by the republican party. thanks all. EDIT: my impression of republican positions..sorry didnt add that before. small gov/anti-tax/anti-abortion/anti-marriage equality/cutting medicare/medicaid/low regulation..