Is there any point at which the usa could be interpreted/be seen as a 2 party system?Watch
Any help would be greatly appreciated!
Thanks in advance
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This is not helped by the fact that the US uses FPTP (or something similar) meaning that the bigger parties benefit as FPTP makes it very hard for smaller parties to get seats, FPTP definitely lends itself to a two party system
It's like the UK, there ARE more than two parties, but they are mostly irrelevant and get very little say (and won't get into government) (excluding the SNP and DUP but that's different and is due to the UK having lots of very different regional identities). If anything the US is even more extremem than the UK
Not alone, anyway, but the UK did have that whole 5-year Conservative-Liberal Democrats coalition.
Also I don't think there are any examples (in C20/1 at least) of a a US president not being a republican or democrat? Which would definitely support the view of US being two party
Then argue around 50 party system, growth of movements that are influential and how third parties whilst not elected can impact presidential elections as in 2000 and 1992