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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 to promote Socjust.png social justice. It is often confused with Dsa.png Democratic Socialism, or sometimes socialism in general (which is largely seen as a US phenomenon in the modern day). 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 merely reforming Cap.png capitalism as an end-goal 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


    LeftSocdem.png Left-Social Democracy LeftSocdem-Alt.png

    Left-Social Democracy is a variant of social democracy which often expresses advocacy for Protect.png protectionsm or EconNat.png economic nationalism, Lpop.png left-wing populism, a mixed economy (though some support full on Marketsoc.png market socialist economics), and Dirigisme.png state guidance of the economy. British left-social democrats (the Labour-icon.png Labour Party until the 1950s more specifically) espoused Imp.png imperialism, seeing the BritishEmpire.png Empire as the best way to spread their economic model globally. A lot of the social democrats after World War II would adopt Keynes.png Keynesian economics to their policy prescriptions, seeing demand-side economics as most compatible with their ideals of high unionization and Welf.png welfarism. Something which divides left-social democrats is the willingness to transition the economy out of Cap.png capitalism, as many stick true to their Anticap.png anti-capitalist roots. All classical social democrats would fall under this category. Most all Left-Social Democrats support some level of WPD.png Workplace Democracy whether it is implemented partially under a capitalist organization or completely under a market socialist organization of the economy.

    RightSocDem.png Right-Social Democracy RightSocdem-Alt.png

    Right-Social Democracy is the right-wing variant of Socdem.png Social Democracy. The ideology believes that equality and social justice are valid aspirational goals, but favor market-based means to achieve them; expressing concerns with balanced budgets and government overreach. Most right-social democrats follow the 3way.png Third Way, which is a compromise between Neoliberal-icon.png neoliberalism and the Soccap.png social market economy; although many Cdem.png Christian Democratic parties can be described as right-socdems. The best examples of right-wing social democracy is the Cball-UK.png United Kingdom under New Labourism.png Tony Blair and Thailand.png Thailand under Thaksin.png Thaksin Shinawatra.

    LibSocDemIcon.png Libertarian Social Democracy

    Libertarian Social Democracy is a economically centre-left and civically libertarian ideology. It is considered a more moderate form of Libsoc.png left-libertarianism. It supports basic Socdem.png social democratic principals and policies but with an added focus on Liberty.png civil liberties and is opposed to rampant Sec.png statism outside of the economy. They also tend to support Directdem.png Direct Democracy and Antiimp.png Non-Interventionist foreign policy. Notable examples of Libertarian Socdems include late former Alaska senator Gravelism.png Mike Gravel, left-wing political commentator and YouTube.png youtuber Kulinskism.png Kyle Kulinski and former Demcr.png Democratic presidential candidate, author and activist Pacifist.png Marianne Williamson.

    EconProg.png Economic Progressivism Econprog.png

    Economic Progressivism, or Fiscal Progressivism, is a form of Social Democracy that is a political and economic philosophy incorporating the socioeconomic principles of social democrats and political progressives. Economic Progressivism is rooted in social justice through improving human conditions through government regulation and social protections. So, economic progressivism differs from social market capitalism to socialism, and critiques capitalism in ways such as: market fundamentalism, wage slavery, "socialism for the rich, capitalism for the poor" as well as rugged individualism.

    Socfem.png Social Feminism

    Social Feminism is a feminist movement that advocates for social rights and special accommodations for women. It was first used to describe members of the women's suffrage movement in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries who were concerned with social problems that affected women and children. They saw obtaining the vote mainly as a means to achieve their reform goals rather than a primary goal in itself. After women gained the right to vote, social feminism continued in the form of labor feminists who advocated for protectionist legislation and special benefits for women. Although the validity of the term "social feminism" is highly disputed between historians and its original usage.

    Gsocdem.png Green Social Democracy

    Green social democracy also known as centre left environmentalism is an ideology that wants strong regulation, powerful unions and Keynesian economics but believes that the environment comes first always and may break with Keynesian economics i.e., infinite growth on a planet with finite resources and side against unions i.e Green SocDems want to close down all the coal mines, something labour unions obviously do not want. They are usually fiercely protectionist, to lower CO2 emissions from transportation but also to protect workers. Though this is not hard and fast.

    Socnat.png Social Nationalism

    Social Nationalism is in its most basic definition is a Nationalist state with a social economy range from left social democracy to Rhine capitalism and potentially more right-wing systems. The nationalist state by nature would be authoritarian but social nationalism acknowledges the problems with unchecked power and supports a constitution which would control the power the executive holds, its modern form is also a traditionalist ideology that is against gay marriage and believes that the three purposes of life are Nation, God and Love. However, the traditional version of social nationalism was much more progressive in its historical context. This ideology is not to be confused with Nazi.png Nazism. It has seen a rise in support amongst Rpop.png national populist European groups and may present itself as a status quo in Natcon.png conservative countries like Poland and Hungary. Historical examples that are close to socnat include: Kemal.png Kemalist Turkey, 3princ.png Nationalist China under the KMT, and PRI.png Mexican Institutional Revolutionary Party, and Poland under Pilsudski.png Józef Piłsudski. It believes:

    • We shouldn’t strive for laissez faire capitalism, because that will lead to a degenerate culture of materialism and consumerism and we should not strive for communism either as it is inefficient and would weaken the nation
    • Economics should be somewhat flexible so that the system that best suits the people is what gets implemented.
    • Most immigration to a country should be from culturally similar nations & people and limited to only the most skilled. Actual refugees should go to the nearest stable country that offers asylum and if no one is willing to house them then they must remain in their homeland.
    • Economic migrants should be highly restricted to the needs of the nation and from nations similar ethnically and culturally to us for easy assimilation. If they have broken the law they should either be deported or imprisoned (Depending on how serious the crime is)
    • Nationalism, Social collectivism and Traditionalism should be taught in every school, aligning with the virtues that would be important to teach to youth, while other values like discipline, high work ethic, honesty and unity would be encouraged
    • Intervention in foreign countries to spread nationalism further and for national gain is necessary, but a diplomatic option should always be tried first.

    MilSoc.png Militant Social Democracy

    Militant Social Democracy (MilSocDem) is an economically centre-left, statist, strongly patriotic, culturally centrist and militaristic ideology which supports the combination of social democratic economic policies, such as a capitalist market economy heavily regulated in favour of the working class, an abundance of social programs and public ownership of businesses such as education and healthcare, with the belief that a strong military capability, "predominance of the armed forces in the administration of the state" and glorification of the military is needed in an ideal society and that the nation should be prepared to use military force in order to defend or promote its national interests.

    Cosmo.png Cosmopolitan Social Democracy

    Cosmopolitan Social Democracy is a Prgess.png culturally progressive, World.png globalist, and economically CLeft.png center-left ideology that seeks to establish a DemocraticGlobalization.png global institution of democracy under Socdem.png social democratic principles, and the Globnat.png global justice movement that supports globalization, but opposes Neoliberal-icon.png economic globalization. He wants to protect Civlibert.png civil rights and promote economic justice globally with these principles in mind.

    AgSocDem.png Agrarian Social Democracy

    Agrarian Social Democracy (also known as Social Agrarianism) is a center-left political ideology which combines Farm.png Agrarianism with Socdem.png Social Democracy. He stresses widespread ownership of wealth-generating property, political decentralization, and a preference for small communities in the context of a Regulationism.png well-regulated market economy with Welf.png generous welfare programs. Despite having similar goals to Cdem.png Christian Democracy and Distributist.png Distributism, he tends to support Secular.png Secularism and other Prog-u.png progressive causes. (The ideology itself is culturally variable, however.) He can also be seen as a moderate form of Agsoc.png Agrarian Socialism.

    Core Tenants

    Though not to the extent of Soc-h.png Socialism, Agrarian Social Democracy is more radical in his opposition to economic inequality than SocDem. Especially after the latter adopted a 3way.png pro-growth neoliberal stances in the late 20th century. He believes excess inequality, monopoly, and monopsony is a threat to democratic institutions and human rights; through Plutocrat.png lobbying and bribery the wealthiest have the loudest voices, breeding avraice and corruption. AgSocDem prefers local-level production and consumption.

    This contempt for inequality and preference for localism manifests in the form of suppressing wealth concentration in favor of widespread property ownership. He has various means of achieving this, although not universally accepted by his followers, including:

    • Policies designed to Markets.png increase competition.
    • The Trustbust.png breaking up of large industries and trusts (e.g., Big Pharma, Big Tech, Big Banking, and Big Oil).
    • Limiting business size directly through other anti-trust legislation (e.g., outlawing vertical integration).
    • Decentralizing currency through community banks and credit unions, while also limiting or prohibiting interest or usury.
    • A tax on the LVT.png unimproved value of land to deprive the landed elites of a tool to suppress unlanded commoners.
    • Anti-Corrupt.png Wealth caps (like the maximum wage).
    • Subsidies and tax incentives for family-owned small businesses and farms (e.g., self-employment assistance, tax breaks, and loans for aspiring entrepreneurs and start-ups).
    • Removing or reforming unfair business privileges—like limited liability, patents, and ineffective regulations—to level the playing field.
    • Protect.png Protection of local industries and farmers.

    AgSocDem supports Soccap.png locally-owned businesses, Liberalsoc.png worker-owned enterprises (which are usually small-scale), Agsoc.png collective farms, and Farm.png smallholdings. He sees small-scale producers as more innovative, accountable, Envi.png greener, and a stepping stone towards Urb.png autonomous local communities. Loans for entry-level farmers, tax incentives for agricultural co-ops, and discouraging land speculation also empowers rural areas.

    However, in cases of natural monopoly and necessary economies of scale like electricity and aircraft manufacturing, AgSocDem usually supports Capcom.png state-owned enterprises (SOEs) or sovereign wealth funds (SWFs). Profits generated will go towards Welf.png safety nets, infrastructure, education, and Distributist.png subsidies for local entrepreneurs. A great example of this is the Liquor Control Board of Ontario (LCBO)—a for-profit state-owned enterprise which sells alcohol in shops. LCBO's profits, ranging in the billions, go towards Ontario's provincial programs and functions. As of 2019 they sell hard liquor, wine, and beer.

    AgSocDem also supports decentralized Welf.png welfare programs and Regulationism.png regulatory agencies. Cball-Canada.png Canada's Medicaid is a great example of the former—it is mandated and funded primarily by the federal government, but provincially and locally supplied. Most welfare programs in Cball-Denmark.png Denmark are coordinated and financed on the municipal level. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) in the United States Cball-US.png is a regulatory agency; though having a federal office which sets minimum standards, the rest is handled by regional, state, and local offices with autonomy.

    AgSocDem is culturally variable. In the West he's usually a Civlibert.png civil libertarian; others are Prog-u.png progressive, seeing urban inequality as holding back positive scientific, medical, and technological advances. Followers tends to like Directdem.png direct democracy and a Consti.png constitution protecting human rights. Many AgSocDem followers may see a strong central government as necessary for creating their ideal system. Others may champion achieving their reforms on the local or provincial level instead.

    Summary of tenants

    • Agrarian Social Democracy supports widespread ownership of the means of production, seeking to promote small businesses, worker co-ops, collective farms, and smallholdings while suppressing big enterprises and wealth inequality.
    • Favors the Bckchn.png municipalization and/or Statesoc.png nationalization of key sectors and industries; especially areas prone to natural monopoly, requiring large-scale production, or related to military production.
    • Aspires to achieve economic decentralization through Anti-Elitism.png wealth caps, Trustbust.png anti-trust legislation, Markets.png pro-competition policies, and (sometimes) Protect.png protectionism; doing so lends itself to Urb.png political decentralization.
    • Favors decentralized or local-level Welf.png welfare programs and Regulationism.png regulatory agencies to (a) ensure a minimum standard of living for all citizens and (b) to protect workers from abusive, exploitative predicaments.
    • Followers typically despise Bankocracy.png central or fractional reserving banking, preferring community banks, credit unions, and fiscal policy over monetary policy.

    DistSocDem.png Distributist Social Democracy

    DistSocDem.png Distributist Social Democracy, clipped to DistSocDem, is an CLeft.png economically centre-left and culturally variable ideology which seeks widespread ownership of the means of production and a strong welfare state—combining Socdem.png Social Democracy with Distributist.png Distributism. Such an economic model is in sharp contrast to Social Democracy's common present-day manifestation, which is more 3way.png neoliberal in character. It can also be seen as SocDist.png Social Distributism without the influence of Euras.png Fourth Theory.

    Christian social democracy

    Christian social democracy, Christian, is a form of Christian democracy and social democracy that is center-left in its economics, culturally variable (depending on theology), and civically variable. It differs from center-right neoliberalism that often practices this ideology with its support for economic distributionism (it depends, not always), a mixed/social market economy, and a welfare state justified under the teachings of theology and sometimes the teachings of notable socialist writers such as Karl Marx.


    Historically, Social Democracy was used interchangeably with Demsocstar.png Democratic Socialism, which is still rather common in the Cball-US.png United States, especially 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.

    Cball-Germany.png Germany GerSPD.png

    SeeheimerKreis.png Seeheimer Kreis SeeheimerKreis.png

    The Seeheimer Kreis (Seeheim Circle) is a major, economically somewhat more right-leaning faction within the SPD. Its origins can be traced back to the "canal workers", a relatively loose, informal, yet also influental group of SPD delegates that came into existence during the early 50s. Starting in the 60s, the group would start to hold its first annual formal meetings, a tradition that still lasts to this day. In the meantime, the group would become known as the "Seeheimer Kreis" for the first time in its history, and also grow more cohesive. Its namesake lies in a small|town in southwestern Germany, which was where the canal workers held most of their aforementioned meetings.

    Members of the Seeheimer Kreis are known to pride themselves on their pragmatism and "anti-dogmatism". Some observers also refer to the party as the SPD's right-wing or conservative wing. Furthermore, they were also one of the most ardent supporters of Schröder.png Gerhard Schröder's welfare reforms. While they supported raising the minimum wage to 12 euros per hour, they also hold some economically right-leaning stances, such as aiming to reduce national debt before fleshing out the social security system.

    Cball-Austria.png Austria

    The Social Democratic Party had its roots in Reformist Marxism and was founded 1888 by Victor Adler as Social Democratic Workers Party of Austria. After 1918 Otto Bauer invented Austromarxism and the party followed a more communist direction as Karl Renner supported Rosa Luxemburg and wanted Austria to join the USSR. Between 1918 and 1933 the party only was part of one government but became popular in Vienna were the SPÖ seized power (Red Vienna). In 1923 the SPÖ founded the paramilitary Republican Protection League (Republikanischer Schutzbund) and the party radicalized in the following years. After the Civil war 1933 the SPÖ was forbidden and was in resistance against Austrofascism and Nazism (until 1945).

    After 1945 Karl Renner reinvented the party as Socialist Party of Austria and created the AustroSocdem.pngSozialpartnerschaft together with the ÖVP to prevent any civil wars in the future. In the 1970s the party gained absolute power in government under Bruno Kreisky. In the 1990s and early 2000s the SPÖ followed the Third Way direction under Franz Vranitzky (who renamed the party into Social Democratic Party of Austria), Victor Klima and Alfred Gusenbauer. Since the late 2000s the party is following a more left direction as Heinz Fischer called Fidel Castro one of the greatest politicians of the 20th and 21st century and Andreas Schieder said that the PKK is not a terrorist group. The only exception is Hans-Peter Doskozil in Burgenland who follows a more nationalistic and welfare chauvenist direction.

    The party is very strong in Vienna; from 1918 to 1933 and since 1945 all mayors of Vienna were SPÖ-members.

    In 2023 the dispute of the 3 wings of the party, the left-liberal wing under Pamela Rendi-Wagner, theconservative wing under Hans-Peter Doskozil and the marxist wing under Andreas Babler, escalated and all 3 are fighting for the leadership of the party.

    Cball-Sweden.png Sweden Nordmodel.png

    Main Article: Nordmodel.png Nordic Model

    The Swedish Social Democratic Party had its roots in Bernst.png Reformist Marxism, like most social democratic parties in Europe. They were in and out of governments from 1917 to 1936, when they stayed in governance for just under 40 years, sometimes with a coalition sometimes with a genuine majority. The Swedish Social Democratic Party implemented a robust social safety net and nationalized several important industries, such as establishing a state-owned company for certain types of alcohol! However, the Swedish Social Democrats long term in office would come to an end in 1991 when ModPartyicon.png Carl Bildt was elected PM after severe political controversy emerged over the Marketsoc.png Rudolf-Meidner plan which saw vast privatisations of state industries and monopiles, a repeal of the Rudolf-Meidner plan and has been a shadow over the SwedenSocDem.png SAP ever since.

    Cball-Norway.png Norway Nordmodel.png

    Main Article: Nordmodel.png Nordic Model


    Cball-Denmark.png Denmark Nordmodel.png

    Main Article: Nordmodel.png Nordic Model


    Cball-Finland.png Finland Nordmodel.pngMarin.png

    Main Article: Nordmodel.png Nordic Model


    Cball-Iceland.png Iceland Nordmodel.png

    Main Article: Nordmodel.png Nordic Model


    Cball-Russia.png Russia Gorb.png


    Cball-France.png France PS.png


    Cball-Portugal.png Portugal


    Cball-Spain.png Spain

    PSOE (Spanish Socialist Workers Party) was first formed in 1879 and had been in government longer than any Spanish political party. It is the ruling party of Spain and of course, is very popular.

    Cball-UK.png UK UKLab.png

    The UK Labour Party was first formed on the 27th of February 1900 by the Labour Representation Committee (a pressure group that focused on workers' rights) and was initially Soc-h.png socialist and the abolition of private property was included in the party's platform but by the 1940s, in accordance with many other Soc-h.png "socialist" political parties in Europe, the abolishment of private property was dropped from their party platform and they swiftly won elections after this. ClementAttlee.png Clement Atlee was elected prime minister in 1945, just three years later his party created the NHS and oversaw mass nationalizations and the formation of a comprehensive welfare state.

    Cball-Canada.png Canada

    Despite a social democratic party never being elected federally as the largest party and only once elected to federal official, social democracy has had a large influence on Canadian politics and is the main ideology of the NDP icon.png New Democratic Party, and has played a massive role in provincial and local politics.

    Cball-US.png The United States Sanders.pngDem-CPC.png

    Cball-US.png USAProg.png United States Sanders.png

    In the Cball-US.png United States, Social Democracy exists in the form of Sanders.png Sandersism. Sandersism first came around as an ideology in 1972 when Bernie Sanders ran for senator of Vermont under the Liberty Union Party, but lost the vote. He ran for Governor of Vermont as well in the same year but also lost. Bernie Sanders did later become senator of Vermont in 2006 and still has been the senator of Vermont to this day, but is now under the Prog-u.png Vermont Progressive Party (but somewhat independent) rather than the Liberty Union. Though he is still part of the Synclib.png Senate Democrat Caucaus and runs for president as a Demcr.png Democrat. His runs for president in 2016 and 2020 put the term 'democratic socialism' into mainstream American political discourse, although his economic policies which more resemble that of Socdem.png Social Democracy, with him heavily citing the Nordmodel.png Nordic Model as an inspiration, makes his classification as a democratic socialist debatable but makes him more of a social democrat.

    Dem-CPC.png Congressional Progressive Caucus

    The Dem-CPC.png Congressional Progressive Caucus is the most left-leaning faction in the Demcr.png Democratic Party. The founding CPC members were concerned about the economic hardship imposed by the deepening recession and the growing inequality brought about by the timidity of the Democratic Party response in the early 1990s. On January 3, 1995, at a standing room only news conference on Capitol Hill, they were the first group inside Congress to chart a comprehensive legislative alternative to U.S. Speaker Newt Gingrich and the Republican Contract with America. The CPC's ambitious agenda was framed as "The Progressive Promise: Fairness".

    USAProg.png Vermontese Progressivism

    Vermontese Progressivism is based off of the beliefs of the regional USAProg.png Vermont Progressive Party, a left-wing political party active in the U.S. State of Vermont. On social issues it advocates for social justice, the AntiRacism.png end of systemic racism, Fem.png gender equality, Gay.png LGBT rights, disabled rights, easier immigration, and an open and inclusive society. As for economics, it supports left-wing policies such as progressive taxation, Welf.png universal healthcare, free education, Georgist.png housing for all, and Cooperative Socialism.png small, local cooperatives as opposed to multinational corporations. It also supports Envi.png combatting climate change, including a transition to renewable energy. As for foreign policy, it supports diplomacy and pacifism, and Antiimp.png opposes interventionism.

    CBall-Mexico.png Mexico MORENA.png


    Cball-Guatemala.png Guatemala


    Cball-Brazil.png Brazil Kubitschek.pngLula.png


    Cball-Chile.png Chile


    Chavismo.png Venezuela


    Argentina.png Argentina Kirch.png

    Main Article: Pron.png Peronism


    ROT.png Turkey LibleftKem.png

    Main Article: LibleftKem.png Centre-Left Kemalism


    Zio.png Israel Labzion.png

    Main Article: Labzion.png Labour Zionism


    Cball-Iran.png Iran Mosaddegh.png


    Cball-South Korea.png South Korea


    Cball-Japan.png Japan


    Thailand.png Thailand


    Cball-Malaysia.png Malaysia

    Abdul Razak Hussein

    Kamarazaman Yaakob

    Democratic Action Party

    Cball-Australia.png Australia

    The ALP.png Australian Labor Party was historically a social democratic party, and claims to still be. However, since 1983 and the election of Hawke.png Bob Hawke, they have been largely more 3way.png Third Way. Despite this, they still have some social democratic individuals. There was also a Social Democratic party founded in 1980 that lasted 3 years and didn't get any seats.

    Cball-Newz.png New Zealand


    Beliefs and Views

    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 incredibly different from classical liberalism.

    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. However Bernst.png many social democrats also consider it within their goal to abolish capitalism entirely. And LeftSocdem.png many others, while not being as ideological as Bernstein's followers, would consider being called a liberal or a capitalist as abhorrent.

    While, not being Ormarxf.png Marxist (well Bernst.png mostly not anyway), social democrats still subscribe to Karl Marx's scientific socialism, which calls for an analysis of historical events as class conflict and material desires being unfulfilled. Scientific socialism also calls for a mass workers' movement, opposition to an Soclib.pngintellectual and most definitely an Onenatcon.png aristocratic movement. This Scientific socialism is the main differentiation between a left-wing liberal and a social democrat. Soclib.pngSocial Liberalism came from an intellectual elite while social democracy comes from unions, workers, and farmers.

    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 4 principles of Social Democracy.


    Freedom Liberty.png which means, to social democrats, that every individual should be able to decide how they should live, and that the Sec.png state and Col.png society should not interfere arbitrarily such as financial security, education and social opportunities.


    This is mainly connecting 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. This is due to social democrat's belief that 1) so called "means testing" is in fact more expensive than universal welfare. 2) Benefit scroungers are so rare that they do not even matter to be considered on the political scale.


    Justice means, to social democrats, that in the Consti.png eyes of the law every citizen is equal, regardless of race, gender, gender/sexual identity and wealth. However, justice also means that everyone is given equal opportunity to succeed and make their own fortune and way in life often requiring state intervention to deal with issues of crime, low education, low wages and high prices for basic necessities.


    Solidarity means everyone, society, being willing to help one another. Social democrats view solidarity as the glue that holds society together. Solidarity means that Tripartism.png sectoral bargaining is implemented in at least the most crucial industries and public services, such as healthcare, transportation and education, in order to prevent strikes in those institutions from disrupting the rest of society. But likewise, society will pay these essential workers high wages to ensure they can make ends meet.


    Social Democracy is generally portrayed as being quite caretaking of other people, even if they may not like it. They are occasionally mistaken for Dsa.png Democratic Socialism, which they usually don't like, but they'll often proudly call themself a democratic socialist in Cball-US.png The United States. 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
    1. Draw a ball
    2. Color the ball red
    3. Draw a white rose on the ball, extending from the bottom to the upper-middle
    4. Add the eyes

    You're finished!

    Color Name HEX RGB
    Red #E10600 225, 6, 0
    White #FFFFFF 255, 255, 255




    • Bernst.png Bernsteinism - I love you dad but private property and markets are cool, also you are just too extreme to ever be elected.
    • Centmarxf.png Centrist Marxism - Too revolutionary and far left, but you are BFFs with my dad and are anti-authoritarian socialists too so I will give you a pass.
    • Eurocom.png Eurocommunism - Most based communist post WW2, still a commie though.
    • Marketsoc.png Market Socialism - Good friend who likes worker co-ops, but is a bit too socialist, which is pretty meh.
    • Globeball.png Globalism - Look I am all for helping the consumer and developing countries, but you have led to massive inequality and virtual slave labor.
    • Protect.png Protectionism - And you have the exact opposite problem, I love helping workers keep their jobs and standing up for human rights abroad, but you tend to make products unreasonably expensive for the average consumer.
    • Patcon.png Paternalistic Conservatism - We often fight in elections, but he's still my child. (And a worthy opponent!)
    • Leftpop-0.png Left-Wing Populism - In America I am you and you are me, but in Europe, we constantly fight for each other's votes.
    • Cermon.png Ceremonial Monarchism - Meh, you go against my belief that every man is equal and I would abolish you if I could but I just don't care about you.
    • Onenatcon.png One-Nation Conservatism - Best (right) opposition party I could ask for. Brexit and Johnson were pretty cringe though.
    • Agsoc.png Agrarian Socialism - I love La Follette too but you can often simp for authoritarian regimes, also the industrial revolution was a good thing dammit!
    • Laicism.png Laicism - I agree that separation of church and state is necessary, but you come across as a tad too authoritarian and at times even slightly racist for me.
    • Soc21.png Socialism of the 21st Century - Depends on the mood he's in.
    • WelfChauvin.png Welfare Chauvinism - My racist son, on the rise. WHY! Also, being an unironic "Social Fascist" gives tankies propaganda material.
    • Libmarx.png Libertarian Marxism - Stop spamming that Marx quote against me! I don't have a "Servile belief in the state".
    • Leftnat.png Left-Wing Nationalism - Sometimes works with me, sometimes against me.
    • Distributist.png Distributism and SocDist.png Social Distributism - Maybe?
    • Social corpratism.png Social Corporatism - Sure, capitalism is flawed, but that does not mean we need to go full 3rd position.
    • 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.
    • Tito.png Titoism - Too authoritarian for my liking, but at least you don't call me a "Social Fascist" unlike your brothers.
    • 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.
    • 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-h.png Socialism - We have a lot in common, but I don’t think your ideology can work. Nonetheless, I’m sympathetic to most of your views.
    • Ormarxf.png Marxism - FINE! Who needs that family anyways? But we agree on many of the same issues with capitalism, but I don't necessarily agree with your solutions. Really mixed bag overall. Also, electoralism is good.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • Necon.png Neoconservatism - You're very controversial among my followers. You always try to coup me in the third world but my followers in the West have become more accepting of you in recent years. At least we both hate Russia and China.
    • Orlib.png Ordo-Liberalism - You still like social welfare, but you're a tad too conservative when it comes to regulation for my liking. Far from horrible though.
    • Antifa.png Anti-Fascism - The Iron Front was semi-based, but what's up with the whole "Social Fascism" bullshit?!
    • Civnat.png Civic Nationalism - Best nationalist by far, though that doesn't say much. Some of my followers are more European Federalism.png globalist.
    • Libms.png Libertarian Market Socialism - Somewhat based. Little extreme at times and the government does need to collect taxes and regulate industries.
    • Mat.png Maternalism - I mean I guess you are okay.
    • Bhl.png Bleeding-Heart Libertarianism - At least you try...
    • Neoliberal-icon.png Neoliberalism - I like to say I hate but you've infiltrated most of my parties in the west nowadays.
    • Woodrow.png Bull Moose Progressivism - I would like to say I hate you but your economic reforms and your 14 points were pretty based.
    • Antcent.png Anti-Centrism - Hates me for being moderate, but he doesn't know I created him.


    • Jacksonian Democracy.png Jacksonian Democracy - Racist demagogue who committed genocide against thousands of native Americans and promoted an economic policy that doomed the USA.
    • Putin.png Putinism - God awful authoritarian capitalist dictator and imperialist. Hands off Ukraine! If only Gorbachev had been given a second chance before he passed away...
    • Accel.png Accelerationism - Communist psycho who hates me for improving the living standards of workers he claims to care about.
    • Libertarian.png Libertarianism - Just because I like Bernie Sanders doesn't mean I'm a communist! Also, if we privatize everything as you suggest, we'll just enable China's soft imperialism.
    • Babouvism.png Babouvism - Started all of these psychotic revolutionaries.
    • Austrobert.png Austrian School - You caused countless depressions and recessions since the birth of capitalism, so I and my Keynes.png friend undid all your work.
    • Hayek.png Hayekism - If right-libertarians understood empathy, they wouldn't be right-libertarians. At least you believed on a minimum of food, shelter and clothing, like you said; I don't think it's best that we just leave that stuff up to local governments though.[Note 4]
    • Tradcon.png Classical Conservatism - Goddamn Tories.
    • Autarch.png Autarchy - The community is important too!
    • Luxem.png Luxemburgism - Cope harder commie. You attempted to overthrow a democratic government and failed miserably, HA! *quietly tightens fiber wire*
    • Marxlen.png Marxism–Leninism - The "Social Fascist" is WelfChauvin.png Welfare Chauvinism, not me! Also, you scumbag worked with Nazi.png him to sabotage me![Note 5][8]
    • Mao.png Maoism - Bastard who killed 80 million of his own people.
    • MLM.png Marxism-Leninism-Maoism - Combination of the two above.
    • Mao3word.png Maoism–Third Worldism - Piss off Sralin.png tankie.
    • Altl.png Alt-Lite - Annoying contrarian.
    • Neobert.png Neo-Libertarianism - The most American ideology I have seen. And no that is not a compliment.
    • Moncap.png Monarcho-Capitalism - Another benefit of solving climate change, apart from saving the entire world, is that your totalitarian regimes will not exist anymore.
    • Nazbol.png National Bolshevism - Very similar to the above but also a Commie. What an abomination.
    • 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!
    • Ancapf.png Anarcho-Capitalism - Healthcare is a human right!
    • Imp.png Imperialism - Stop trying to coup me every time I try to nationalize my country's natural resources.
    • Fash.png Fascism - Leave me alone, fascist pig!
    • Plcn2.png Paleoconservatism and Rpop.png Right-Wing Populism - I! AM! NOT! A! COMMIE!
    • Altr.png Alt-Right - Neo-nazi asshole.
    • Juche.png Juche - Stop using my name for propaganda you totalitarian scumbag!
    • Pinochet-hat.png Pinochetism - Allende was too radical for me but he didn't deserve to be overthrown for that, and YOU'RE THE ONE WHO'S WAY MORE RADICAL THAN HIM!
    • Pinkcap.png Pink Capitalism - We could have been friends but you just had to cause economies to collapse.
    • Obj.png Objectivism - Stop throwing around your pseudo-intellectual garbage to justify hating poor people.
    • Avar.png Avaritionism - Basically terrorism as an ideology
    • Darwinist.png Social Darwinism - And here's violence as an ideology.
    • Annil.png Anarcho-Nihilism - You support violence and terrorism both! At least you don't like elites also but killing them isn't a good solution.
    • Salazar.png Salazarism - I only overthrew you to give people true freedom.
    • Minarchist.png Minarchism - A slightly more intelligent Ancapf.png ancap, but that's not saying much at all.
    • Auto.png Autocracy - Selfish and tyrannical asshole.
    • Corp.png Corporatocracy - That's why I hate Laissez-Faire and I care about small businesses, you also caused the concentration of much of the world's wealth to go to 1% of the population.
    • Monsoc.png Monarcho-Socialism - LITERALLY Juche.png juche!!!
    • Authoritarian Conservatism.png Authoritarian Conservatism - Regressive scumbag who hates the people.
    • Authcap.png Authoritarian Capitalism - Authoritarianism and unregulated capitalism. What a nightmare.
    • Nazcap-Hat.png National Capitalism - Please, tell me this is a joke.
    • Krater.png Kraterocracy - Holy f*cking shit...
    • Paleolib.png Paleolibertarianism and Buchanan.png Buchananism - They said that are going to break me as a clock, still standing social Darwinist bigots.
    • Abmon.png Absolute Monarchism - Evil ideology than enslaves nations and places one family above all others for no reason.
    • Acol.png Anarcho-Collectivism - Aren't you just the guy above but with a weird currency?
    • EndecjaPix.png National Democracy & PolFal.png National Radicalism - I would rather Sanation than you two.



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    1. Some capitalist thinkers like Hayek embraced basic social democratic policies (for instance, the national health insurance) to preserve an otherwise free-market system with a limited government.
    2. Whitlam was pro-free trade and anti-protectionist.
    3. Lee Jae-myung was once a member of the site. Lee has also expressed some admiration for South Korea’s past military dictators, especially Park Chung-hee and Choo Doo-hwqn.
    4. "There are difficult questions about the precise standard which should thus be assured... but there can be no doubt that some minimum of food, shelter, and clothing, sufficient to preserve health and the capacity to work, can be assured to everybody." - Hayek.
    5. 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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