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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 (which is largley 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 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


    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


    Cball-Sweden.png Sweden Nordmodel.png

    Main Article: Nordmodel.png Nordic Model


    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.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

    Socdem.png Social Democracy's birth in Cball-UK.png UK

    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.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.png "socialist" political parties in Europe, the abolishment of private property was dropped from their party platform and they swiftly won elections after this. File:ClementAtlee.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.pngAOC.png


    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


    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 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 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.


    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.


    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.


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


    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, 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

    Drawing Social Democracy requires a few steps:

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    • Nordmodel.png Nordic Model - We're essentially the same.
    • Keynes.png Keynesianism - We make the government spend... together.
    • Leftpop-0.png Left-Wing Populism - We work great during elections, and we both care about the common people.
    • Socliber.png Social Libertarianism - Even though you are a bit libertarian you are still my beloved son.
    • Regulationism.png Regulationism - Time to tax and regulate those big business!!
    • Thar.png Iron Front - Down with Marxlen.png Communism! Down with Fash.png Fascism! Down with Monarch.png Monarchism!
    • Progress.png Progressivism - Generally we go hand in hand, although some of my Patcon.png derivatives WelfChauvin.png would beg to differ.
    • Soclib.png Social Liberalism - A great friend of mine who is basically me but with more market based solutions. We often form coalition governments.
    • Soccap.png Social Capitalism - Same as above but less regulationist.
    • LibSocDemIcon.png Libertarian Social Democracy - My left libertarian buddy. Basically me but with more of an emphasis on civil liberties.
    • Bernst.png Bernsteinism - I love you dad but private property and markets are cool, also you are just too extreme to ever be elected.
    • Marketsoc.png Market Socialism - Good friend who likes worker co-ops, but a bit too socialist, which is pretty meh.
    • Dsa.png Democratic Socialism Demsocstar.png - We're not quite the same, but I don't mind your company.
    • Libmarx.png Libertarian Marxism - Stop Spamming that Marx quote against me! I don't have a "Servile belief in the state". But besides from that you are okay, just a bit too utopic.
    • Social corpratism.png Social Corporatism - Sure, capitalism is flawed, but that does not mean we need to go full 3rd position. I'll still work with you though. And I do like Norway and sectoral bargaining
    • Socgeo.png Social Georgism - Most of my advocates support LVT but I dunno know about Georgist.png Georgism in general. Still a good guy to talk to.
    • Civnat.png Civic Nationalism - Best nationalist by far, though that doesn't say much. Some of my followers are more European Federalism.png globalist but we get along anyway
    • Libsoc.png Libertarian Socialism - Calm down! Socialism isn't a good way to follow! But you are pretty cool nontheless.
    • Austrmarx.png Austromarxism - Great friend who is much further left than me, still love him though.
    • SocDist.png Social Distributism - As long as you aren't a Bible thumper you are cool, though a bit old fashioned.
    • Natprog.png Nationalist Progressivism - Honestly really based. Though I prefer more internationalism and you need to own up to your imperialism in Cuba but you are still great.
    • Libms.png Libertarian Market Socialism - Based. Little extreme at times and the government does need to collect taxes and regulate industries.


    • Patcon.png Paternalistic Conservatism - We often fight in elections, but he's still my child. (And a worthy opponent!)
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • Leftnat.png Left-Wing Nationalism - Sometimes works with me, sometimes against me.
    • Distributist.png Distributism - Maybe?
    • Socauth.png Social Authoritarianism - You have good ideas, but please calm down with your methods. Thaksin was quite based but Lukashenko must go!
    • 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. I'll still work with you though.
    • 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.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 - FINE! Who needs that family anyways! But we agree on many of the same issues with capitalism, but I do not necessarily agree with your solutions. Also electoralism is good. Some of my members like you while others think you were wrong and outdates. Really mixed mag overall.
    • 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 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 ultra based, but what's up with the whole "Social Fascism" bullshit?!


    • Ancom.png Anarcho-Communism - STOP CALLING ME A SUCCDEM!
    • Putin.png Putinism - God awful authoritarian capitalist dictator and imperialist. Hands off Ukraine. Gorbachev should have been given a second chance.
    • 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! Also, if we privatize everything as you suggest, we'll just enable China's soft imperialism.
    • 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 1][10]
    • 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 - Everything I hate in one. Wish that conservatives stop accusing me of being a Chinese puppet FFS!!
    • 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 Trumpism.png Trumpism - I! AM! NOT! A! COMMIE!
    • 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 - 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 businesses, 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.
    • Nazcap-Hat.png National Capitalism - Please, tell me this is a joke. You are literally the guy above but JUST FUCKING WORSE!
    • Paleolib.png Paleolibertarianism and Buchanan.png Buchananism - They said that are going to break me as a clock, still standing social Darwinist bigots.

    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


    1. Whitlam was pro-free trade and anti-protectionist.
    2. https://macdonaldlaurier.ca/jagmeet-singhs-support-for-emergencies-act-shows-hes-no-tommy-douglas-stuart-parker-for-inside-policy/
    3. Despite using rhetoric hostile towards feminism, Jae-myung has supported feminist policies, such as abortion and had acknowledged that he tries to be feminist.
    4. Lee Jae-myung had joined online website Ilbe Storehouse and once claimed that he once was an "Ilbe".
    5. Lee Jae-myung has expressed some admiration for South Korea’s past military dictators, especially Park Chung-hee and Choo Doo-hwqn.
    6. The Dong-A Ilbo, a conservative media outlet in South Korea, said Lee Jae-myung's state-led policies are closer to Park Chung-hee's authoritarianism than left-wing populism based on social equality.
    7. https://www.repubblica.it/esteri/2022/09/05/news/trump_conte_salvini_elezioni_italia-364337667/
    8. https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.ilfattoquotidiano.it/2022/09/06/elezioni-conte-fango-su-di-me-perche-il-m5s-fa-paura-trump-chi-mi-accusa-ne-rispondera-in-giudizio-e-a-letta-basta-balle-e-arroganza/6793905/amp/
    9. https://web.archive.org/web/20180529084013/https://www.reuters.com/article/us-germany-scholz-analysis/germanys-miserly-scholz-irks-comrades-at-home-and-abroad-idUSKCN1IU0EX
    10. "How the Left enabled Fascism" New Statesman. October 2018.



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