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    Social Democracy, often clipped to SocDem (or Succdem.png SuccDem by ideologies that disagree or despise it), is an economically centre-left ideology. It is usually Prgess.png culturally left, albeit not exclusively. 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, or sometimes socialism in general. Despite often being called a "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, which has seen a revival in the Cball-US.png United States since Sanders.png Bernie Sanders' rise in popularity. 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.

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    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 Cball-EU.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 Marxlen.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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    Frenemies

    • Socgeo.png Social Georgism - I mean, sure, it sounds fair, but what about all the middle class homeowner votes!?
    • Patcon.png Paternalistic Conservatism - We often fight in elections, but he's still my child. (And a worthy opponent!)
    • WelfChauvin.png Welfare Chauvinism - My racist son, on the rise. WHY! Also, being an unironic "Social Fascist" gives tankies propaganda material.
    • Leftnat.png Left-Wing Nationalism - Sometimes works with me, sometimes against me.
    • Kemal.png Kemalism - We have no problem other than closing the unions and preventing the Labor Day and changing the name of the holiday to "Spring Holiday", my welfarist brother!
    • Socauth.png Social Authoritarianism - You have good ideas, but please calm down with your methods.
    • Long.png Longism - Same as above. Please come back to us Huey.
    • Social corpratism.png Social Corporatism - Sure, capitalism is flawed, but that does not mean we need to go full 3rd position.
    • Tito.png Titoism - Too authoritarian for my liking, but at least you don't call me a "Social Fascist" unlike your brothers.
    • 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 - You're my father and we have a lot in common, but I don’t think your ideology can work. Nonetheless, I’m sympathetic with most of your views.
    • 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.
    • Bernst.png Bernsteinism - I don't hate you dad, but try to tone it down a bit with all that Marxism stuff.
    • Bism.png Bismarckism - While I appreciate you a lot for installing the first welfare state, I'm still pretty pissed with how much you tried to suppress my movement.
    • Libsoc.png Libertarian Socialism - Calm down! Socialism isn't a good way to follow!
    • Demcon.png Democratic Confederalism - Some of my parties in the past were somewhat sympathetic to you, but why do you call us a failed attempt to reform capitalism? We both like the HDP at least.

    Enemies

    • Libmarx.png Libertarian Marxism - Stop Spamming that Marx quote against me! I do not have a "Servile belief in the state!"
    • Mediastocracy flair.png Mediacracy - Stop with all the anti-Bernie propaganda dammit!
    • 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 - Cope harder commie, you attempted to overthrow a democratic government and failed miserably HA HA HA!
    • Marxlen.png Marxism–Leninism - The "Social Fascist" is WelfChauvin.png Welfare Chauvinism, not me! Also, you scumbug, worked with Nazi.png him to sabotage me![Note 1][2]
    • Nazi.png National Socialism - YOU DESTROYED THE DEMOCRACY I BUILT AND COMMITTED GENOCIDE AGAINST AT LEAST 6 MILLION PEOPLE! GET DESTROYED BY THE ALLIES, YOU DIRTY NAZI!
    • LeftCom.png Left Communism - You claim to love the working class, but all you do is sit on an armchair reading political literature all day, without contributing to society you lazy prick!
    • Dengf.png Dengism - Planned economy and welfareless capitalism - two of the worst things in one.
    • 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...
    • Juche.png Juche - Stop using my name for propaganda you totalitarian scumbag!
    • Pinochet-hat.png Pinochetism - STOP CALLING ME Demsocstar.png AN UPELIENTO!
    • Pinkcap.png Pink Capitalism - We could have been friends but you just had to cause economies to collapse.
    • Obj.png Objectivism - You hate the poor so stay away from me.
    • Salazar.png Salazarism - I only overthrew you to give people true freedom.
    • Corp.png Corporatocracy - That's why I hate Laissez-Faire and I care about small business, you also caused the concentration of much of the world's wealth to go to 1% of the population.
    • Authcap.png Authoritarian Capitalism - Authoritarianism and unregulated capitalism. What a nightmare.

    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, Progress.png Progressivism, Welf.png Welfarism, Reform.png Reformism

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    1. Ernst Thälmann and the Communist Party of Germany targeted Social Democrat politicians instead, because they thought Nazis coming to power would accelerate the collapse of capitalism, which at the time seemed preferable to the slow and reformist nature of moderate Marxists in the SDP

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