What does left-wing and right-wing mean?

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Many times I hear terms like left-wing politician and right-wing politician. Yesterday this was the headline on BBC world: ''Nine policemen are killed on an anti-narcotics mission in Colombia, victims of left-wing rebels, say the authorities.'' What does left-wing and right-wing mean?
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left-wing = the radical, reforming, or socialist section of a political party or system.
right-wing = the conservative or reactionary section of a political party or system.

Originated in the National Assembly in France (1789-91), where the nobles sat to the president’s right and the commons to the left
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The terms right-wing and left-wing encompass a great many ideas.

In simple terms, the right-wing is in favor of centralizing political power in the hands of the leaders of government, and the left-wing is in favor of distributing political power to the people. Politics on the right is associated with conservatism; politics on the left is associated with liberalism. In the U.S., the Republican Party is more conservative, so it is 'on the right', and the Democratic Party is more liberal, so it is 'on the left'.

Sometimes the terms right-wing and left-wing are used to characterize the more extreme versions of these two conflicting philosophies of government. At their most extreme, right-wing politics tends toward Fascism, and left-wing politics tends toward Communism.

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The terms left and right or left-wing and right-wing are used in a ridiculous attempt to arrange every political concept along a single axis.
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i know that sides of left and right is about french revolution.
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CJ, thank you for such a detailed answer. Suggestions are still welcome.

Best wishes, Jackson
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Feebs11What more do you want?
Hi Feebs,

Nothing more. I just said suggestions are still welcome because if someone has something to say on this topic, then his contribution would be welcome.
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Feebs11What more do you want?
Hi Feebs,

Nothing more. I just said suggestions are still welcome because if someone has something to say on this topic, then his contribution would be welcome.

Is the following sentence correct?

Nothing much more.
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Your first attempt was better: Just say "Nothing more".

"Not much more" makes sense, but it has a different meaning. It means "just a little more".

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