The USSR, born out of World War 2, directly opposed the capitalist west. America had a prohibition-era (ban on alcohol) and reverted back )check the 18th and 21st amendments). Ancient Rome’s government started as a kingdom, reformed into a republic, and then forcefully turned into an empire.
From historical trends, we observe there’s always a constant fluctuation between the spectrum of left and right, loose and tight, liberalism and conservatism, freedom and suppression.
Equilibrium’s demands must be met. Today, we are more on the loose side. We will continue to trend in that direction until the constraints of society can no longer stand it.