Organic theory of the state

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The Organic Theory of the State is a species of political collectivism which maintains that the state transcends individuals within the State in power, right, or priority. It is often traced to Hegel, though it has links to such ancient thinkers as Plato, and has been strongly influential in societies as diverse as Soviet Russia, Nazi Germany, Communist China, and the political thought of Woodrow Wilson and some thinkers involved in the American New Deal. An example of the organic theory in real life is when Hitler during WWII adopted this theory when they practiced "lebensraum" or living space. They invaded other countries in order to get more territory for their country.

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  • Manwaring, W. H. (1938). "Organic Theory of the State". The Scientific Monthly. 47: 48. Bibcode:1938SciMo..47...48M. 
  • Mure, G. R. G. (1 January 1949). "The Organic State". Philosophy. 24 (90): 205–218. JSTOR 3747595.