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Conservatism, term for social and political philosophies or attitudes that stress traditional values and continuity of social institutions and that reject sudden radical change, while maintaining ideals of progress. It was first used in the early 19th century to describe the policies of the British Tory party. Modern conservative political parties include the British Conservative and Unionist Party, the Canadian Progressive-Conservative Party, and, in the United States, the Republican Party.

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