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Whig may refer to: Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Wiktionary (a portmanteau of wiki and dictionary) is a multilingual, Web-based project to create a free content dictionary, available in over 150 languages. ...


Political parties and factions

In the United Kingdom

  • Kirk Party, a faction of the Scottish Covenanters during the 17th-century Wars of the Three Kingdoms, and the original Whigs
  • British Whig Party, one of two political parties in England and the United Kingdom from the 17th to 19th centuries
  • Radical Whigs, a faction of British Whigs associated with the American Revolution
  • A nickname for the Liberal Party, a UK political party that succeeded the British Whig Party
  • A nickname for the Liberal Democrats, a UK political party formed in 1988 by the merger of the Liberal Party and the Social Democratic Party[1]

The Kirk Party were a radical Presbyterian faction of the Scottish Covenanters during the Wars of the Three Kingdoms. ... The Whigs (with the Tories) are often described as one of two political parties in England and later the United Kingdom from the late 17th to the mid 19th centuries. ... The Radical Whigs were a group of British political commentators who played a relevant role in the American Revolution. ... This article is about the historic Liberal Party. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ...

In the United States

The Whig Party was a political party of the United States during the era of Jacksonian democracy. ... Go to american revolution at wiki to get the same information provided below! This article concerns Patriots in the Revolutionary War. ...


  • True Whig Party, also known as the "Liberian Whig Party", Liberia's only legal political party from 1878 to 1980
  • Confederate States Whig Party, a fictional political party created by alternate history author Harry Turtledove

The True Whig, also known as Liberian Whig Party, was Liberias only legal political party for over 100 years, from 1878 to the coup detat of 1980. ... The dominant political party of the Confederate States of America in Harry Turtledoves alternate history book series Great War and American Empire. ...


The Whigs are a garage rock band from Athens, Georgia, comprising of Parker Gispert, Hank Sullivant(who has left the band), and Julian Dorio. ... The Afghan Whigs were a soul-influenced rock band from Cincinnati. ...


Please wikify (format) this article or section as suggested in the Guide to layout and the Manual of Style. ... The Kingston Whig-Standard is a daily newspaper in Kingston, Ontario, Canada. ... The Knoxville Whig was a Knoxville, Tennessee paper begun by William G. Brownlow. ... Quincy Newspapers, Inc. ...

Other uses

  • American Whig-Cliosophic Society, also known as "Whig-Clio", a political, literary, and debating society at Princeton University
  • White House Iraq Group, also known as the White House Information Group
  • Whiggish historiography, a theoretical approach among historians

The American Whig-Cliosophic Society (short form: Whig-Clio) is the oldest college political, literary, and debating society in continual existence in the world. ... The White House Iraq Group (aka, White House Information Group or WHIG) was the marketing arm of the Republican Party whose purpose was to sell the 2003 invasion of Iraq to the public. ... Whig historiography perceives the past as a teleological progression toward the present. ...

See also

Wig may refer to: For a wig as in false hair, see Wig; For an article on stock index see WIG; Wing In Ground, a type of Ground effect; For WiG, Women in Green, see Women for Israels Tomorrow. ...


  1. ^ Examples of "Whig" used of LibDems: Fight the flour where a LibDem raffled VIP tickets, Guardian Unlimited Politics reminiscences by Laurence Howarth

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Whig Party - LoveToKnow 1911 (1099 words)
WHIG PARTY, in America, a political party prominent from about 1824 to 1854.1 The first national party system of the United States came to an end during the second war with Great Britain.
The activity of the Whig party, reckoned from the election of 1824, when its organization began, to the repeal of the Missouri Compromise in 1854, covers thirty years.
In 1844 Clay was again the Whig candidate, and the annexation of Texas, involving the risk of a war with Mexico, was the leading issue.
Whig - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1524 words)
The formal name of the Whigs was originally the Country Party (as opposed to the Tories, the Court Party); this was changed in the 19th Century to the Liberal Party (and the Tories to the Conservative Party).
The Whigs were those who supported the exclusion of James II and VII from the thrones of England, Ireland and Scotland (the "Petitioners") and the Tories were those who opposed it (the Abhorrers).
The Whig view led to serious distortions in later views of 17th century history, as Macaulay and his followers attempted to fit the complex factional politics of the Restoration into the neat categories of early 19th century political divisions.
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