Well, from the outside looking in, your political parties look like two sets of slightly right of centre clownshoes, with some on your "left" just squeaking into 1990s "New Labour" territory, so not much different, really. It's simply that the discourse is much more strident.
Bernie Sanders is a classic 70s North European-type social democrat in the mold of Olof Palme and Willy Brandt. He used to be the outlier in national politics, but Alexandra Occasio-Cortez and her fellow younger Democratic Socialists of America actually remind me of the German SPD's youth wing, the Young Socialists. Which have tended towards firebreathing Marxism since the late 60s, to the point where they had an almost oppositional stance towards the mother party in the 70s and 80s.
Of course a lot of former Jusos
subsequently grew up to become New-Labourish pragmatists in the following decades - like Gerhard Schröder, who as chancellor presided over deep welfare reforms after the Millennium, which started the SPD's demise from being one of the two major German parties. The US background is completely different though; will be interesting to see which way those actual leftist youngsters go.
Edited by BansheeOne, 30 September 2019 - 1156 AM.