Jeffersonianism is one of the religions practiced in After the End. Jeffersonian is part of the Old World Cultist religious group and considered an heresy of the Americanist faith.
"The old legends speak not of just Washington, Jefferson and Lincoln, but also of the farmers, the soldiers, and all the common men of the Old World. As widespread as the statues of the Founders are, are there not statues of the common infantryman in many old towns? What of the farmers and the grand grange halls they established? Jeffersonians hold that the Americanist gods of the old world were just a few of many, and that the entire nation of ancient America was home to gods. All the land was blessed by the gods, therefore, and thus all the land must be reclaimed by the true faith!" ― In-Game description of Jeffersonian
Jeffersonianism, like other Americanist heresies is incredibly obscure. Only a select few ever practice it.
Jeffersonian Characters in 2666
Vassals of a Lord of Different Faith
- Patrician Ottavis Falcone (New York)
These are the five Jeffersonian holy sites;
Fairly weak rulers may gather a large host to prepare an invasion. Priests can marry and inherit titles. There is (and can exist) no religious head (Jeffersonians are barred from running for the office of President).
As of 2666, Jeffersonianism has 20.0 moral authority.
A temple holder of the Jeffersonian faith is called a judge.
Jeffersonian characters can make the decision to follow the example of an American archetype. The Citizen, the Soldier, the Farmer, or the Scholar. This decision gives the character a boost to patriotism and stats associated with the archetype. The Citizen has a bonus in Diplomacy and general opinion, the Soldier in Martial and personal combat, the Farmer in Stewardship and national tax, and the Scholar in Learning, patriotism generation, and vassal opinion. Though with those also come penalties as some aspects of character are not attended to as the person seeks to live up to the example. There also comes a penalty to opinion from having the opposite trait of another Jeffersonian. The Citizen and Soldier have opinion penalties. The Farmer and the Learned have opinion penalties.
- Originally Jeffersonian didn't provide any unique decisions but this has been rectified.
- Hamiltonianism and Jeffersonianism are both references to the debate between Alexander Hamilton and Thomas Jefferson on how much power the federal government should hold.
- In reference to the government of America before the event, the Jeffersonians invest an emphasis on the power of the people.
- The Jeffersonian concept of Citizen, Soldier, Farmer, and Scholar parallels like many American aspects a Roman one called the Romanitas; Roman identity and self image. The citizen was a rational man who discussed political issues and voted. The farmer was a hardworking and practical man who worked the land with his hands. The soldier was a courageous, strong man who obeyed orders and was willing to lay down his life in the name of the Republic/Empire.