Aequalism is an ideology that centers around the idea that everyone is equal. In a aequalist state, the government is constitutionally restricted in it's powers in order to protect the rights of the people. In terms of the political compass, it is generally considered a centre-left ideology.
The term "Aequalism" is derived from the latin word "aequalitas" which means "equality". The term was coined by the person who made the ideology, Zabuza Hashimoto, through the publication of the "Principles of Aequalism", the document which outlined the basic principles of aequalist thinking.
The ideology of aequalism was founded by then Emperor of the Union of Midway, Zabuza Hashimoto. During his free time he often contemplated his own political views and realized that he couldn't quite fit himself into a single ideology. Once he realized that he thought it would be best to compile his thoughts onto a book and make his own ideology. He then wrote his own literary work called the "Principles of Aequalism" and published it through Midwayan book companies and media. Sales of the book took off after it's publication, and the aequalism gained popularity in Midway very quickly after the publication. The Aequalist Party of Midway was formed, with many of it's members coming from the Democratic Party of Midway.
The core belief within aequalism is that all people are created equal. This leads to most aequalist thinkers supporting social justice. The government generally holds authority over the people, but it's power is constitutionally limited so that the rights of the people are not infringed. Aequalism generally promotes a certain degree of social equality. Generally, aequalism advocates the weakening of the boundaries between social classes but not the abolition of them. Aequalists believe that the government should listen to the will of the people in most cases, and that the only time there should be exceptions to this is when special circumstances call for it. Many aequalists also favor diplomacy over war, and funding to education and social programs rather than the military.
Typically, there are at least three branches in an aequalist government: legislative, executive, and judicial. The executive branch is lead by the President, who manages all executive duties. The legislative branch consists of Congress, and manages all legislative duties. The judicial branch consists of many courts, at the top which is the Supreme Court. The judicial branch manages all judicial duties. All of these government positions are elected through a fair election.
The generally recognized symbol for aequalism is a three-bar rectangle (2:3 ratio) with the top bar orange, the middle bar white, and the bottom bar blue. The orange bar represents the aspects of populism it has, the white bar represents the general favor of diplomacy over war, and the blue represents the positions that aequalism adopted from the Democratic Party of the United States. The 3-stripe design with white in the middle is used because of it's visual similarity with a equals sign, representing aequalisms core believe that all humans are equal.
Another symbol of Aequalistm commonly used is the first stanza of Billy Bragg's revision of the Internationale. It is sometimes sung at Aequalist rally's. It is used because of perceived references to equal rights and tolerance of other cultures.