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Can anyone name one single country that has flourished with Socialism? Just curious. I hear every country that has had a government based on Socialism has failed miserably. Not trying to poke at anyone, I really have no clue, but can anyone accurately answer this?

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i think there are a lot of countries with socialistic roots, or bases. I thiink some of the nordic countries (sweeden, norway etc) as well as canada......and a LOT of countries are using a system with socialized medicine.......seems effective......pro's and con's just like everything else.....and most countries are hybrids of multiple systems....all seems to be evolving

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i think there are a lot of countries with socialistic roots, or bases. I thiink some of the nordic countries (sweeden, norway etc) as well as canada......and a LOT of countries are using a system with socialized medicine.......seems effective......pro's and con's just like everything else.....and most countries are hybrids of multiple systems....all seems to be evolving

All of the European countries where socialized programs have worked all have a few very important things in common:

-Small land areas

-Small, well educated populations

-Their populations are hogenous, meaning that nearly everyone is the same race, religion, and has the same cultural upbrining

It's relatively easy to get people to buy into a state run system when everyone has relatively the same background and the same goals and are willing to work collecively toward those goals.

But in a country as large and diverse as the U.S., it's MUCH harder to get a socialized system to actually work. For one thing, a poor black person in Alabama isn't going to have the same goals and cultural upbrining as a rancher in Montana. For another, our systems would have to be many orders of magnitude larger than someone like Sweden's. We have cities that have more people than their whole country. It's much harder to manage a system for 300 million peole than it is for a few of million.

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How about China with its 'socialist market economy?' I know China is considered Communist but what is the difference? It's all semantics to me. Just like the US with the bailout of the banks. Isn't that 'socialistic?' You do what you have to do to survive I say. If the capitalists are abusing the system to the point where the system is in danger of being destroyed from greed and lack of regulation then what? Do you just let the capitalist greed destroy the country? Or do you say hey idiot we have a problem here. People are suffering out here. We need to take care of the people not just the rich folk. The intelligent rich know this. They are the ones voting for Obama. The Warren Buffets of the world. Rich or poor we all know right and wrong. Bush was wrong. That is why we are where we are. Call it whatever you want. Bush is a Conservative yet he spent more than anyone else so what is the point? Don't get caught up in the labels. Look at the results. We were all better off under Clinton than we were under Bush. America will never be a pure socialist country but so what if we choose to take some ideas and use them to our benefit and the benefit of ALL AMERICANS and not just the wealthy? It's about common sense and survival. Why allow the same failed ideas and policies to continue when they have proven they are hurting us to the point our entire financial system is in danger of collapse.

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Can anyone name one single country that has flourished with Socialism? Just curious. I hear every country that has had a government based on Socialism has failed miserably. Not trying to poke at anyone, I really have no clue, but can anyone accurately answer this?

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