The Unionist Party is the name of a series of political parties within the North American League that is generally viewed as conservative in outlook. Their philosophy is Euro-centric and strongly pro-capitalistic as well as anti-Republican.
The party's zenith was during the Crisis of 1875 which also broke them as a national party as a result of Nathan Forrest's (perceived) attempt at dictatorial rule. By 1900 the extremists within the party had split off into numerous Black Star Societies. Various local Unionist Parties went their own way on a local level, especially in provinces with relatively low Native populations such as Virginia, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Castreleon New.
During the late 1980s and 1990s local Unionist Parties have been growing in strength, espousing a more straightforward conservative agenda. Unionists still advocate a strong federal government along the ideals of European Nation-States, seeing ideologies like Ecotopism as naive at best. To some extent, they grew in response to the Anti-Snorist Movement. Indeed many current Unionists were once Anti-Snorists in their youth.
In Castreleon New especially, the local Unionist Party has become a strong ally of the Progressive Conservatives, as well as important on the provincial level in Mobile, Ontario, Carolina and Oxbridge. Close to two hundred avowed Unionists hold elected office as of 2007, ranging from Mayor to County Commissioner and Provincial legislator.
The Trans-Provincial Conference of Unionist Parties has been meeting annually since 1993. It is an unofficial gathering of different party leaders that nevertheless manages to often reach a consensus, and has grown important enough that PC Leader Steven Harper has been known to attend.