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Whig or Whigs may refer to:

Parties and factions[edit]

In the British Isles[edit]

  • Whigs (British political party), one of two political parties in England, Great Britain, Ireland, and later the United Kingdom, from the 17th to 19th centuries
    • Whiggism, the political philosophy of the British Whig party
    • Radical Whigs, a faction of British Whigs associated with the American Revolution
    • Patriot Whigs or Patriot Party, a Whig faction
  • A nickname for the Liberal Party, the UK political party that succeeded the Whigs in the 1840s
  • The Whig Party, a supposed revival of the historical Whig party, launched in 2014
  • Whig government, a list of British Whig governments
  • Whig history, the Whig philosophy of history
  • A pejorative nickname for the Kirk Party, a radical Presbyterian faction of the Scottish Covenanters during the 17th-century Wars of the Three Kingdoms
    • Whiggamore Raid, a march on Edinburgh by supporters of the Kirk faction in September 1648

In the United States[edit]

  • A term used at the time of the American Revolution for patriots (supporters of the revolution against England)
  • Whig Party (United States), a major political party which operated from 1834 to 1856

In Liberia[edit]

  • True Whig Party, also known as the "Liberian Whig Party", Liberia's overwhelmingly dominant political party from 1878 to 1980



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