Northwest Territorial Imperative
The Northwest Territorial Imperative (often shortened to the Northwest Imperative) is a white separatist idea popularized since the 1980s within white nationalist and white supremacist groups in the United States. According to it, adherents of these groups are encouraged to relocate to a five-state region of the Northwestern United States — viz., Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Wyoming, and Western Montana (or the western part at least to Interstate 15). Northern California, Northwestern Colorado, Northern Utah, Alaska, British Columbia and Alberta are sometimes also included. The intent is to eventually declare the region an "Aryan" homeland.
The primary proponent of this idea was Richard Girnt Butler (1918–2004), leader of the Aryan Nations. A secondary supporter was Robert Jay Mathews (1953–1984), who lived in Metaline Falls, Washington and advocated further colonization of the area along with David Lane, author of the Fourteen Words who wrote a fictional short story advancing a form of the idea titled KD Rebel advocating for a white "territorial imperative" (described in 88 Precepts) through the now defunct 14 Word Press. The defunct Oregon-based organization Volksfront advocated for the Imperative as a way of preserving the white race in their own words. A current exponent of Northwest Migration is Harold Covington (b. 1953) of the Northwest Front.
- American Redoubt – a Northwest separatist movement based on survivalism and religion, not race
- Cascadia (independence movement) – a Northwest separatist movement based on environmental concerns, not race
- Republic of New Afrika – a black nationalist separatist movement in the American South
- The Order - a paramilitary group that engaged in domestic terrorism to establish a white homeland in the Pacific Northwest
- Volkstaat - Proposal for self-determination for Afrikaner/Boer minority in South Africa
- White ethnostate - a term used by the alt-right and white nationalist groups to refer to an all-white nation
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