The Shaftonist-Republican Alliance is a big-tent cadre of moderate parties and independents in the Kiravian Cambrium broadly united by a shared belief in a capitalist-leaning mixed economy, economic growth and development, Shaftonist political theory, and pragmatism. Formed by a merger of three opposition cadres during Kirosocialism, the SRA and its allies defeated the Kirosocialists in 21185 and undertook a program of political and economic reform that allowed for explosive economic growth and the rise of Kiravia as an international power. The Shaftonist-Republicans have remained the governing cadre uninterrupted since 21185, and have led the pro-administration camp in support of the past four Prime Executives: Cólsylva, Rénkédar, Mérovin, and Candrin. The SRA is a big-tent cadre. Many Shaftonist-Republican politicians, activists, and journalists have advanced the idea that the cadre represents an authentic ideology that draws on a variety of traditions, including Shaftonist political thought, the Kuhlfrosian liberal tradition of the Kilikas Enlightenment, Neo-Urcean democracy, neoclassical economics, and (in foreign policy) the political realist school of thought dominant among international relations scholars in Kiravia and Burgundie.