States aren’t right or left. Their populations can be.

This is a nonsensical exercise in semantics. We have terms like “authoritarian regime” or “communist dictatorship” or “social democracy” to describe the governing bodies of states. These entities and their policies can be rated on how near or far they are from conceptions of left or right.

It should be noted, too, that the more authoritarian a regime, the less relevant the governed population’s right or left leanings. They are forced into a paradigm described by the state.

Further left of center, where you have placed Denmark the state, doesn’t begin to approach what people who actually know what they are talking about call the Far Left.

And you conclude with a fallacious appeal to authority and a No True Scotsman fallacy. Save those for someone else. You may think you know what Far Left and Far Right mean, but you haven’t convinced me you do. You have not laid out any logical argument for why the Far Left and Far Right must include authoritarianism. Citing examples like Maoism is as meaningless as telling me all birds fly because crows fly.

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