The Manticore Progressive Party was one of the six main political parties of the Star Kingdom of Manticore.
Most Progressives shared the Centrist Party's fiscal conservatism, but were more concerned with domestic politics than foreign affairs. This resulted in a rather ambiguous and simple foreign policy. Concerning the People's Republic of Haven's expansion, they preferred a rather isolationist or appeasement-oriented approach. (HH1)
They wanted a better balance between social programs and military spending. They tended to share the Liberals' views on domestic issues, with their unwillingness to accept deficit spending as one notable exception. They thought of Haven as what happens when liberal deficit-spending gets out of control combined with political corruption. Unlike the Liberals, they did not consider fears over Haven's military ambitions to be alarmist, and they feared confrontation with Haven would lead to defeat. (UHH)
In 1900 PD, the Progressive Party was known as even less helpful towards foreign policy than the Manticore Liberal Party, according to then-Havenite Secretary for Foreign Affairs Ronald Bergren. (HH1)
In 1903 PD, the MPP still did not believe war with the People's Republic of Haven was imminent. (HH2)
The assassination of Prime Minister Allen Summervale, Duke of Cromarty, in 1915 PD resulted in the formation of a new government by the Conservative Association, Liberals and Progressives that agreed to a truce offered by Oscar Saint-Just. (HH9)
- Earl Gray Hill – Shared party leader in the 1900's and 1910's PD.
- Lady Elaine Descroix – Shared party leader until 1920 PD. Foreign Minister (1915 PD – 1919 PD).
- ↑ They feared that annexing the system would be considered a provocation by the People's Republic.