The government Kemal commits to is in the form of a Republic comprised of nationalism, populism, estatist and secular principles and is also revolutionary. It is similar to the American system of government because he establishes Turkey’s independence as a sovereign nation, safeguards liberties, equality and the property of the people, establishes elections, and even goes further than what is granted to women in the United States by establishing the equality of women as being no different than for men. It also appears that Kemalism also established the political process that instructs how political representative are elected into office.
The estatist policy of Kemal views the economic affairs of Turkey to be most important to the interest of the Turkish people. He viewed those economic affairs in terms of the state playing a significant role as an economic builder that encourages, regulates and controls private enterprise. Kemal appears to have believed that if it were in the interest of the Turkish people to take over a business enterprise then laws would have to be created in order to do so. The Kemalist view concerning its people is central to the way in which they view business, because everyone has a role to play in the wellbeing of Turkey. The role of business is to ensure harmony of interests and if this is not achieved then it is the responsibility of the state to ensure that it does.
Again, the Kemalist view concerning women is that they were equal to men in all aspects of Turkish society and government. Kemal viewed Turkey as a secular nation and government and that religion was a matter of conscience. Religion appears not play an important role in politics, the state and the world. Both would seem to be in keeping with Kemal’s efforts to westernize Turkey based upon democratic principles.