No. Since about 1935 Sweden has had a capitalist economy governed by social democratic policies, including with high, redistributive income tax rates and general welfare benefits (even when under conservative governments). After 1935, a collective bargaining scheme was set up which gave both unions and businesses representation and a forum to mediate disputes. This form of class collaboration was intended to stave off socialist ideas of abolishing capitalism for a socialist economic system. The majority of industries in Sweden are privately-owned, with very few collectively-owned and publicly-owned firms.
The Swedish economic model, which has been similar to other Scandinavian countries and therefore are called the "Scandinavian model" or "Nordic model", has the goal of creating a welfare state, not a state based on collective ownership.
Large private-owned companies from Sweden is i.e. IKEA, H&M and Ericsson. The existence of large privately-owned companies is not compatible with the definition of socialism.
It's actually a mistake for people to call Sweden a socialist country. People who call Sweden a socialist country are usually from the far right. A true socialist country would not have industries such as Ikea, Volvo, Ericson, and so on. However, Sweden is the most left wing country in Europe. http://www.politicalcompass.org/euchart
No Sweden does not have a socialist economy. Sweden has a market economy. Even though Sweden is not a socialist economy it does have things such as universal healthcare and free education.
While there is no country that is purely socialist, there are several that come very close. Sweden is probably the best example of a socialist country in the world.
Socialist Workers' Party of Sweden was created in 1985.
Revolutionary Socialist Party - Sweden - was created in 1945.
Left Socialist Party - Sweden - was created in 1940.
National Socialist People's Party of Sweden was created in 1926.
National Socialist Workers' Party - Sweden - was created in 1933.
National Socialist Workers' Party - Sweden - ended in 1945.
Yes! they are capitalist country though, but socialist in hiding!
Cuba is the perfect example of a Communist/ Socialist country in the Caribbean.
Sweden is a country!
Ilmar Reepalu (Socialist Party)
Socialist/Welfare State Pay taxes
Socialist Party of the Valencian Country was created in 1978.
While the Swedes themselves would say that they are not a Socialist Country, 'a Rose by any other name is still a Rose'. Sweden has very high tax rates that effectively redistribute wealth to those who have no wealth. The Government programs provide a 'cradle to grave' care taker society. They fit the mold of what Americans would call a Socialist Society, but the Swedes refute that description.
Yes, the Socialist Republic of Vietnam is a socialist country and a one party state.
No National Socialist countries exist today. Germany was the only country to have a successful National Socialist revolution in 1933.
No, Sweden is a developed country.
Most countries that are declared as Socialist Countries such as Chile, Brazil, Sweden, and Finland are democracies. There are some socialist dictatorships such as Venezuela, Ecuador, and Peru.