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Social Democracy, often clipped to SocDem (or Succdem.png SuccDem by ideologies that disagree with it), is an economically centre-left ideology. It is usually Prgess.png culturally left, Patcon.png albeit not exclusively WelfChauvin.png. It advocates for Welf.png strong welfare programs, unionization, with the addition of vast Regulationism.png regulation. It is often confused with Dsa.png Democratic Socialism. Despite often being called a "Soc.png socialist" by right-wing ideologies, Social Democracy is often excluded from Leftunity.png leftist circles as well due to their support for reforming Cap.png capitalism rather than abolishing it. Social Democracy finds that a lot of welfare programs and business regulations, when achieved through Left Reformism.png reform rather than revolution, can lead to higher prosperity for the proletariat, rather than systems of Lfree.png unregulated capitalism or Soc-h.png socialism.

History

Historically, Social Democracy was used interchangeably with Demsocstar.png Democratic Socialism, and still is by many people, especially in the Cball-US.png United Sates. After World War 2, Social Democracy becomes its own identity and promoted a strong welfare state under a Cap.png capitalist economy. Social Democracies have been established in Europe and other types of the world as follows: Cball-India.png India since the establishment of the DPSP, the Cball-France.png Republic of France during the 1930's before Nazi.png German Occupation, Cball-Australia.png Australia ever since WWII, Cball-SriLanka.png Sri Lanka since the early 1940's, Cball-France.png the French Republic after the fall of nazi France, Nordmodel.png Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Finland, and Iceland.

Beliefs and Views

Social Democracy is a CLeft.png center-left ideology that believes in a mixed economy with a Welf.png welfare state funded by progressive taxation. They believe in re-distributing wealth via taxes to make Cap.png capitalism more humane.

They subscribe to the Lib.png Liberal interpretation of human rights. That being the right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Social Democrats alter the Lib.png Liberal interpretation of 'human rights' to include equality, justice, and solidarity.

To make it simpler, here are the 3 principles of Social Democracy.

Freedom

Social Democracy believes in a liberal democratic framework, Liberal Democracy.png Liberal democracy is a form of system operating under the civic principles of Clib.png classical liberalism. But however, Social Democratic economics are somewhat different from classical liberalism.

In order to preserve Liberalism, negative rights and positive rights must be balanced. Positive rights such as right to health and right to an adequate standard of living are respected. Negative rights like freedom of speech and property rights are strengthened.

Equality

This is mainly connects to Social Democracy's beliefs and views in Social Justice, Equality.png Social Equality, taxation, and welfare.

Social Democracies tend to support a universalist welfare. Instead of only subsidizing private services or giving them to the needy, the provisions are available for everyone. The supported policies are universal childcare, care for the elderly, education, healthcare and workers' compensation.

Justice

Mainly connects to Monkeyzz-Enlightenment.png Enlightenment Enlightnenment.png ideals of equality under the law and human rights.

Personality

Social Democracy is generally portrayed as being quite care-taking of other people, even if they may not like it. They are occasionally mistaken for Dsa.png Democratic Socialism. He usually doesn't like this if he's in European Federalism.png Europe, but if he's in Cball-US.png America, he'll proudly call himself a democratic socialist. He will get very mad at LeftCom.png Left Communism and ML.png Marxism–Leninism whenever they call him a "Social Fascist."

How to Draw

Flag of Social Democracy

Drawing Social Democracy requires a few steps:

  1. Draw a ball.
  2. Color the ball with red.
  3. Draw a white rose on the bottom of the ball.
  4. Add the eyes, and you're done!
Color Name HEX RGB
Red #FF0000 255, 0, 0
White #FFFFFF 255, 255, 255

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Friends

Frenemies

  • Socgeo.png Social Georgism - I mean, sure, it sounds fair, but what about all the middle class homeowner votes!?
  • WelfChauvin.png Welfare Chauvinism - My racist son, on the rise. WHY!
  • Leftnat.png Left-Wing Nationalism - Sometimes works with me, sometimes against me.
  • Socauth.png Social Authoritarianism - You have good ideas, but please, calm down a bit.
  • Socliber.png Social Libertarianism - Markets need regulation!
  • Synd.png Syndicalism - I'm pro-union and all, but I'm not a fan of this whole socialism thing.
  • Cap.png Capitalism - Good system. Just needs some more regulation.
  • Soc.png Socialism - I like a lot of your ideas but I don't think your system will work.
  • 3way.png Third Way - I'll still vote for you son, but I wish you would stop trying to compromise with Neoliberal-icon.png him.
  • Ormarxf.png Marxism - We agree on many of the same issues with capitalism, but I do not necessarily agree with your solutions. Also electoralism is good.
  • Bism.png Bismarckism - He install the first Welfare state and collaborate with me but you do it because he don't want german Socdems victory.

Enemies

  • Mediastocracy flair.png Mediacracy - More like mediocrity!
  • Necon.png Neoconservatism - At least you're not Plcn2.png Paleocon...
  • Neoliberal-icon.png Neoliberalism - Everything I had built up to this point, you just had to destroy it. Fuck you! Still don't know why we decided to have that 3way.png kid together..
  • Libertarian.png Libertarianism - Just because I like Bernie Sanders doesn't mean I'm a communist!
  • Luxem.png Luxemburgism - *quietly tightens fiber wire*
  • ML.png Marxism–Leninism - Keeps calling me the "moderate wing of fascism" despite expanding the state himself.
  • LeftCom.png Left Communism - Same as above guy! Also you claim to love the working class but all you do is sit on an armchair reading esoteric political literature all day without contributing to society you lazy prick!
  • Dengf.png Dengism - You're the "social fascist."
  • Ancapf.png Anarcho-Capitalism - Healthcare is a human right!
  • Fash.png Fascism - I don't care if we agree on economics. Leave me alone fascist pig!
  • Plcn2.png Paleoconservatism - You are suspiciously similar to the guy above you know...

Further Information

For overlapping political theory see:

Soc.png Socialism, Soclib.png Social Liberalism, Keynes.png Keynesianism, Lib.png Liberalism, Liberalsoc.png Liberal Socialism,
Regulationism.png Regulationism, Dsa.png Democratic Socialism, 3way.png Third Way Third Way - alt.png, Bernst.png Reformist Marxism, Welf.png Welfarism Reform.png Reformism

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