If I remember it correctly. European states in the west incorporated a lot of influences from the left sphere in order to keep the corrosive elements of capitalism contained and prevent communism from spreading and/or another Hitler destroying Europe. Overtime in the 80's or so there was a wave of neoliberal politicians and that combined with economic globalization +refugees is causing left and right reaction currently. So you can see a lot of similar patterns going on. The elements taken from the left in order to keep capitalism small and nation based aren't really working as everything gets smaller around the globe.