I want half of all you own. We’ll start with a microcosm of your “Democratic socialist” utopia and we’ll go from there. Your property is now my property, and I’ll let you know what you can keep and what I must confiscate for the good of our micro-nation.I hate to break it to you but we are very much a socialized nation in many ways. Hard to come to terms with I know but someday you will grasp it... and the truth will set you free.
Democratic Socialism describes a socialist economy where production and wealth are collectively owned, but the country has a democratic system of government. The goal of democratic Socialism is to achieve socialist goals of equality while opposing socialist ideologies. Democratic Socialism is opposed to the Soviet economic model, command economies, and authoritarian governance.
Under Democratic Socialism, the ownership of private property is limited. The government regulates the economy. Different programs offer assistance and pensions.
The Following are successful Socialized countries.
Other countries that have adopted and enacted socialist ideas and policies, and have seen success in improving their societies by doing so, are Norway, Finland, Sweden, Denmark, Great Britain, Canada, the Netherlands, Spain, Ireland, Belgium, Switzerland, Australia, Japan, and New Zealand. All of which are highly educated, have advanced infrastructure, a wealth of resources through proxy or self, etc... Just wanted to state that before you start throwing out the failed ones.
But I got you.
The largest of the failed socialist countries is the Soviet Union, which fell in 1991. Following World War II, the United States helped rebuild Western European countries, all of whom were free marketing economies that rebuilt rapidly by establishing the European Union and trading with one another. On the other hand, the Soviet Union seized government control of Eastern European nations, all of which became socialist states. These included: Bulgaria, East Germany, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Czechoslovakia, Belarus, and Ukraine. While East Germany reunified with West Germany and joined the thriving EU economy, the rest of the Eastern European countries faced economic hardship after the Soviet Union fell. Many of these countries remain the poorest European countries today.
Additionally, both Cuba and Venezuela are currently socialist states facing their own economic crises deemed a result of Socialism.