List of current socialist countries?
These are countries whose constitutions make references to socialism, but do not subscribe to Marxist-Leninist ideology. As such, they represent a wide variety of different interpretations of the term socialism. Map showing countries whose constitutions contained some references to socialism (under a non-Marxist definition) at some point in their history.  Current  Constitutional references
- Bangladesh - People's Republic of Bangladesh (since 16 December 1972) (Gônoprojatontri Bangladesh) (see Constitution of Bangladesh)
- Egypt - Arab Republic of Egypt (Gumhūriyyet Maṣr el-ʿArabiyyah) (since 11 September 1971) (see Constitution of Egypt)
- India - Republic of India (since 2 November 1976) (see Constitution of India)
- Libya - Great Socialist People's Libyan Arab Jamahiriya (Al-Jamāhīriyyah al-ʿArabiyyah al-Lībiyyah aš-Šaʿbiyyah al-Ištirākiyyah al-ʿUẓmā) (since 1 September 1969)
- Portugal - Portuguese Republic (República Portuguesa) (since 1976) (see Constitution of Portugal)
- Sri Lanka Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka (since 7 September 1978) (see Constitution of Sri Lanka)
- Syria - Syrian Arab Republic (Al-Jumhūriyyah al-ʿArabiyyah as-Sūriyyah) (since 1973) (see Constitution of Syria)
- Tanzania - United Republic of Tanzania (since 26 April 1964)
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There are probably no countries in the world today which could truly be called "Socialist." To be so would require that the people owned, managed, and enjoyed the earnings of all the country's industry. A rather Utopian ideal which never has occurred in the real world, although the Communist bloc pr…etended its countries were so organized. Contrary to the common misconception in the USA, Sweden is not a Socialist Country. It has one of the world's oldest stock exchanges and the ownership of businesses and industry is exchanged daily and just as robustly as on the New York Stock Exchange in the USA. Except for some minor extraction industries, and some public transportation, all Swedish businesses and industry are in private hands. Current estimate would be that over 95% of industry is in private hands, which is about where it is in the USA. The major "Socialized" industry is the health care sector. While the USA has a large socialized health care sector under Medicare and medical care for members of the Military families and for Veterans, the Swedish system is more extensive. However, the USA has a larger public transit sector. Were I asked to speculate on which European country was the most Socialist, I would guess Norway for the simple reason that a large part of its oil and gas industry is State owned. So far the profits from that industry seem to have been directed to the general welfare of the populace. tl;dr version: Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Iceland, Finland - these countries enjoy the highest standard of living ( Full Answer )
Answer . Socialism refers to a broad array of doctrines or political movements that envisage a socio-economic system in which property and the distribution of wealth are subject to control by the community for the purposes of increasing social and economic equality and cooperation. This control …may be either direct-exercised through popular collectives such as workers' councils-or indirect-exercised on behalf of the people by the state. As an economic system, socialism is characterized by state or community ownership or control of the means of production.. The above is an excerpt from the Wikipedia article on Socialism. However, it is quite an elusive term, of which the boundaries have become blurred. For instance, the UK Labour Party (Current UK Government) of which Tony Blair used to lead is a "democratic socialist" party affiliated with Socialism International. The same can be said for the French government, as for the German government and many other European governments, as an example that there is no prevailing definetion of socialism as it varies from one territory to another. ( Full Answer )
It is difficult to answer this question because many countries that claim to be Socialist or have a Socialist or Communist Party in power do not enact Socialist ideological policies. Therefore, there are three very different answers. Note: These lists are not exhaustive. 1) Countries which openly… identify as Socialist or Communist, but do NOT implement Socialist policies: People's Republic of China Mongolia Laos Vietnam 2) Countries which do NOT openly identify as Socialist or Communist, but do implement Socialist policies: Bolivia Brazil Chile Ecuador Finland Spain Sweden Venezuela 3) Countries which openly identify as Socialist or Communist, and implement Socialist policies: Cuba North Korea ( Full Answer )
Before answering this question i would like to clarify the democratic and socialist. 'democratic' means in "Abraham Lincoln" words it is of the people, by the people and for the people. So, the countries which ever elects their leaders by adult suffrage they are all democratic. again when we talk ab…out "socialist" in simple words it means elimination of inequality in income and status and standards of living. according to these definitions we can say that almost every country in the world strive for these both. still, i would like to give one example: India Democratic Socialism is defined by the World Socialist Movement as "a system of society based upon the common ownership and democratic control of the means and instruments for producing and distributing wealth by and in the interest of society as a whole." Currently there are no countries practicing this. ( Full Answer )
I am ready to move on to another form of government. This crap we have going here does nothing for the middle class. I don't see any Swedes trying to get to this country.
The United States is not an example of a socialist country. The economy of the USA can be said to be a mixed economy that favors private enterprise. It is a mixed economy because the Federal government and the Federal Reserve System it created does play a significant role in the economy. But not sig…nificant enough to stray too far from a private enterprise nation. ( Full Answer )
The grammar is awful in the answer provided. Also, I know there are more socialist or "socialistic" countries than Sweden. Surely some government professor or historian could provide a better answer.
Communist States The five countries that are usually referred to as Communist (atype of Socialism) are: . China . Cuba . Vietnam . Laos . North Korea There are disputes as to whether or not certain of these states areactually socialist in action or only name. For example: China is not Soci…alist.. anymore. It is ruled by a communist party,without a communist ideology. Ever read the book Animal Farm?Perfect example of what is happening in China I imagine. Many arerich, most are poor. Living standards are poor and there is nosocial welfare anywhere. People, this is not Socialism at all. Socialist States Cuba is still socialist despite its decline similar to North Koreasafter the collapse of the USSR. When people think of thesecountries they think of Communism but that's not further from thetruth, communism and socialism are the exact opposites. So, theanswer is if you want to know countries that call themselvesSocialist or Communist then here you go. There were also many historical countries in Africa or Asia thatwere socialist at different periods, such as Algeria, Angola,Afghanistan, Yemen, Cambodia, etc. Socialism in Other Countries In the modern world many countries have Socialist tendencies whenit comes to the welfare of its citizens. Socialism defends therights of the workers and the underprivileged against largercorporations and more conservative ideologues. In this way, itgives a voice and a power to those who otherwise would have nomechanism to fight for their rights. Socialists have largely beenresponsible for the establishment of labor standards, the creationand designation of national treasures, improving healthcare andaccess to medicine, and shifting the tax burden from a regressivetax on individuals to a progressive tax that targets corporations. Countries that have exhibited forms of Socialism include (amongothers): . Norway . Sweden . Denmark . Iceland . Switzerland . France . Ireland . Canada . Japan . Venezuela . Germany (a little) . United Kingdom . United States of America (in a few respects) Socialism basically means "bringing all the big corporations, controlling around 80% of the economy, into democratic public ownership, under democratic working-class control." Which is the case for no countries in current society. So the answer to your question is NONE. (Some would argue that the U.S. is well on its way to being/already is socialist.) ( Full Answer )
Primarily Capitalist, though there is free education and most forms of basic medical care are provided by the state. However, tax rates are low, and most of the economy is private (i.e., capitalist).
China - Capitalist Economy - Communist / Socialist Laos - Capitalist Economy - Communist / Socialist Vietnam - Capitalist Economy - Communist / Socialist North Korea - Fascist - No Economy
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. ( Full Answer )
Please see the related question "What is socialism?" for some discussion about the meaning of "socialist", particularly in the difference between economic socialism and political socialism. Assuming that we are talking about political Socialism, and some form thereof, then we are looking for gov…ernments which practice some form of Marxism, Communism, or Maoism. As of now, here's a list of the countries currently using these forms of government: . People's Republic of China (mainland China) . Vietnam . Cuba . Lao People's Democratic Republic (Laos) . Democratic People's Republic of Korea (North Korea) The last is really a totalitarian dictatorship, though it claims to be a Maoist state. . In general conversion, when people say "socialist government", what is generally meant is a form of government where a fairly large central government, through relatively high taxation, supports a significant public welfare system, including public (free) healthcare, public pensions, significant family protections and unemployment supports, and large amounts of public regulation of private business. In reality, what is being talked about is the economic aspect of socialism. The vast majority of the world's countries (90%+) are now some form of representative democracy. However, the degree to which each country promotes laissez-faire capitalism vs economic socialism is generally what is up for discussion. No country practices one form or the other exclusively - it's all a matter of shades of grey. Speaking in this context, here is a list of some major countries (all of which practice some form of socialism) listed by the amounts of socialism being practiced (listed from lowest amounts of economic socialism to larger amounts): . Russian Republic . United States of America . Brasil . Canada . Japan . United Kingdom . Germany . France . Venezuela ( Full Answer )
there are many of them if you are looking for ones that exist today then they are cuba, Vietnam, china, north Korea and lao Cuba, and china are not socialist, they are communist, few people know the difference. Germany, France, and venizula are socialist nations, even canda has been conside…red one according to Google gov tabs ( Full Answer )
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. htt…p://www.politicalcompass.org/euchart ( Full Answer )
Indian is a socialist country. Socialism was established in Indiain the twentieth century because of the Indian independencemovement against the colonial British Raj.
There was a time when communism and socialism ruled much of theworld. However, in 2014 there are not quite as many countries thatare communist or socialist. The ones that remain are North Korea,China, Denmark, Ireland, Belgium, Cuba, and Norway among others.
Do you remember the good old USSR - Union of Soviet SOCIALIST REPUBLICS? The two are not mutually exclusive, one is a political structure, the other economic. France is a republic and is capitalist.
NO. Spain isn't as socialist as Cuba or Venezuela. We're in the centre. In good economic times we prefer the socialist party but in bad economic times we prefer the conservative Popular Party. The Popular partyÂ´s voters are conservatives and liberal ( 9,5 millions voters) and the socialist part…y has centre-left voters (7,5 millions voters). The party that wins the centre voters that are nearly 2 millions voters decided the elections. Furthermore, Socialists needs the socialist-comunist voters (1,8 millions voters) to win Popular Party. Conclusion, conservatives 9'5 millions, Socialist( 7,5 + 1,8 millions). So the CENTRE decide. ( Full Answer )
Because means of production are not state owned, Finland cannot be considered to be a socialist country. However, being a Nordic welfare country, Finland has socialist characters in the form a large public sector. Finland has a thriving private sector, including e.g. worlds biggest mobile phone m…anufacturer Nokia. This has made Finland into a very prosperous country; according to World Bank (2008) Finland is the 10th richest country in the world, measured by nominal GDP per capita. Finland's public sector is large, comprising about half of the GDP. Practically all health and education services are provided by the public sector. Even though this model could be called socialistic, it is very effective. High quality health care is available for all, and this costs only 7,5% of GPD (e.g. in USA the costs is 16%). Also education is free, and the quality of education especially in primary and secondary schools is among the best in the world. Because of the large public sector, tax rates in Finland are high. Typically employees pay approximately 30% income tax, but the rate is heavily progressive, and can be much less with low salaries. Also the mandatory payments to various pension and other funds by both employer and employee account for about one fifth of actual salary. Additionally general VAT is 23% and there are also corporate taxes. To summarize, the Finnish economical model is Nordic welfare country. ( Full Answer )
Socialism is not a government type, it is an economic system referring to social ownership of industries and production. China, Vietnam, N. Korea, and other Communist states are considered to have very socialistic economies in that they have public ownership of most industries. Socialism is to be …contrasted with social democracy, which means a capitalist economic system with welfare programs funded through taxes. The US and UK have extensive welfare programs. Let's be clear: socialism as practised by Communist states is a very different system from the social democracy as practised from time to time in the UK (when the great majority of the electorate wakes up) and even (when it doesn't) by Conservative Governments who have no problem with maintaining the National Health Service and the other well-established welfare schemes. The great mistake made by so many US citizens is in equating socialism with social democracy. ( Full Answer )
No. It's a federal constitutional republic. Though it may be argued that some of its active parties support aspects of what could be defined as socialism, it is not a socialist state.
Australia, Britain, The Netherlands, Cuba, Sweden etc. Socialistic countries can be seen as countries where the nation as a whole feels that it has a responsibility to look after at least the basic welfare of their citizens.
No, Switzerland is a federal democratie with a political landscape composed of a broad spectrum of parties. The main parties, by order of importance (german/french names): - Swiss People's Party (SVP) : far right - Swiss Social democratic Party (PS) : center-left - FdP.The Liberals (FDP) : right …(beware that liberal has a very different meaning here and is rather associated with unhindered economy rather than civil rights) - Christian democrat People's Party (CVP): center-right, "Christian party of the people"/"christian democratic party" - Conservative democratic Party (BDP) : right (actually not really a big party but present in the executive due to a split up from the SVP a few years ago) These are the governmental parties present in switzerland's executive. The other parties present in the national legislative are (from left wing to right wing) : Swiss Green Party, christian Social Party obwalden, Swiss evangelical People's Party, Swiss Green Liberal Party, Lega dei Ticinesi, Geneva citizens' movement for more information I'd suggest a visit on admin.ch or ch.ch (ch stands for Switzerland's latin name "Confoederatio Helvetica", juste in case you where wondering) Switzerland Has a mixed economy , ie it does have some socialised aspects in its system, However they do have private enterprise with which they pay for it. ( Full Answer )
It's much easier to name the countries that are socialist, as there are fewer. Communist, or Marxist-Leninist, states: China Cuba Laos Vietnam Countries whose constitutions make reference to socialism, but not Marxism: Bangladesh Guyana India North Korea Portugal Sri Lanka Tanzania
Costa Rica is a democracy. The party currently in government is the National Liberation Party, which is socialist. Costa Rica's economy model is not socialist. It has a mixed economy, the remaining government two monopolies such as communications and insurance were opened to the free market wit…h the signing of CAFTA. The National Liberation Party, is affiliated with Socialist International, therefore, adhering to the main principles of Social Democracy and not Socialism as the two have totally different economic and political foundations. ( Full Answer )
Never was and isn't to this date. Allthough we have tax funded healthcare, dental and judicial system. The above statement is incorrect. Here in Sweden, we have "Socialism-lite"; or Social Democracy. In other words, we're a step shy of Communism. People can come and go as they please, but Big Brot…her knows every step we take. Between 1990 and 2010, privatization started booming. We're pulling to the right, so to speak, seeing that Socialism doesn't work and the free market does. We're waiting for the free market to get a firm foothold in healthcare so that it becomes affordable, as in the US. Here, everyone is insured for basic doctor visits, but we pay around 30 USD per visit AND we pay very high taxes, making our visits easily twice that. If we don't go to the doctor, we're still paying for everyone else to go. And our medical care cannot compare to that in the US. (Our doctors have only 5.5 years of schooling and the typical lazy Socialist mindset where they don't read up on medicine even one hour per week, on average.) Exactly when Socialism took hold of Sweden is hard to say, but it's been around since at least the early part of the 20th century. It's infected the whole mindset of the people: laziness rules the workforce; selfishness is prized; families have deteriorated to the point where women having babies out of wedlock and in effect allowing the State to raise them is the norm; old people are neglected by their families and institutionalized in less-than-acceptable conditions; and on and on. This is what happens when an Atheistic system of government takes over. Do your homework and you'll see. ( Full Answer )
Most often, since a socialist state controls and administers much more economic production than a non-socialist state, it requires more internal revenues to finance its operations. Additionally, high tax rates are conductive to income redistribution, which is considered an important element of socia…lism. ( Full Answer )
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.
Prime minister is the most powerful political position inAustralian politics unless he does not have control of the senate,n that case a situation can arise where the governor general (anappointee of the prime minister) can relieve him of hisresponsibility's.
Spain, Greece, Slovenia, Austria & Cyprus are the most Left Led Countries but are not truly socialist.
It depends entirey on which country "this country" is. However, most countries have socialists because socialism defendsthe rights of the workers and the underprivileged against largercorporations and more conservative ideologues. In this way, itgives a voice and a power to those who otherwise woul…d have nomechanism to fight for their rights. Socialists have largely beenresponsible for the establishment of labor standards, the creationand designation of national treasures, improving healthcare andaccess to medicine, and shifting the tax burden from a regressivetax on individuals to a progressive tax that targets corporations. In the United States, however, it should be noted thatconservatives tend to use the term "socialist" to tar opinions withwhich they disagree regardless of whether they actually are basedon fundamental socialist policies to begin with. That is not to saythat the US has no socialists, Bernie Sanders of Vermont istypically considered one, but Barack Obama, for example, is not asocialist, but a center-line Democrat. ( Full Answer )
No National Socialist countries exist today. Germany was the only country to have a successful National Socialist revolution in 1933.
No. Iran is a theocratic country but there's some socialist practices. That's because Islamic laws have socialist characters throughout history. Also Iran is anti-imperialist country and opposes globalisation.
It depends on what one sees as a socialist country. Australia is to some extent a socialist country in that it has a mixed economy where the government is involved in the infrastructure and the welfare of its citizens. This is paid for by its Citizen through taxes and various levies. Australians liv…e in states and Territory's, each of these has a separate government that makes decisions on laws and infrastructure that affect the people. the people vote for these governments. then the various representatives that the people voted for make decisions among each other in the same way. If the people are not satisfied with the performance of their representatives they are welcome to vote for a different one at the next election. Australia is a federation of states and on a Federal level the same thing happens. The federal leader is called the Prime minster and The state leader id called the premier. Whether a country is socialist or not need not make any difference to the democratic leadership of the country. ( Full Answer )
There has never been a country that is communist as communism requires the absence of government which the dictatorship known as China certainly doesn't have. China was socialist like the USSR before the early 90s where there were collective farms etc. Deng Xiao Ping introduced reforms to the econom…y and allowed foreign businesses to enter and for the Chinese to have private enterprise. China was a socialist dictatorship and is now a capitalist dictatorship. ( Full Answer )
This has happened to many countries, it isn't actually that hard but can be implemented horribly. when a switch like that is made the government must release some industries from stated control to private control and if done poorly or without any government regulation can lead to a good amount of pe…ople becoming super rich within a night, and if something is privatized too quickly it can lead to prices of good rising to a rate where people cant afford them and can lead to a depression. ( Full Answer )
There are currently four socialist-communist countries: China Cuba Laos Vietnam There are also four socialist-republic countries: India North Korea Sri Lanka Tanzania The constitutions of Bangladesh, Guyana, and Portugal make references to socialist ideas, but are not socialist countries them…selves. ( Full Answer )
Well its government was not under a socialist party, but the countries actions were considered socialist by their laws and implementation by improving social standards of the Poor and Middle classes.
No, it was a communist country, from my history textbook. Yes, it was. Soviet Russia was a socialist country because it had none of the aspects of communism that Karl Marx said communism would have. First, there was a government, and a very repressive one at that. Marxian communism would have no g…overnment at all. Government would have "withered away" according to Marx as being unnecessary. Soviet Russia was still a society of classes, whereas communist society would be a classless society. Even Marx knew that communism had to be preceded by a long period of socialism during which time all remaining vestiges of capitalist thought would have to be wiped out. He predicted this would take generations. ( Full Answer )
A socialist country will usually have a command economy. Under the circumstance that the socialist nation leans more toward communism (yes, there are some differences) there will be absolutely no free enterprise. Nevertheless, some socialist nations will allow some free enterprise--as in the case of… the Soviet Union--becuase they realize it works. A command economy is complete power by the government over every aspect of life, but it will always fail in time, because it goes against economic law. This is why sometimes socialists will allow some aspects of free enterprise into their system. However, in nearly all circumstances, a socialist nationi will have a command economy. ( Full Answer )
in this era, none of the countries in the world adapt puresocialism, especially in economical aspect
In reality, there are none. 5 countries refer to themselves as socialist though. These are: China Cuba Laos North Korea Vietnam
No, socialism isn't the same as communism. They both want the same thing, a direct democracy, but communists plan on creating a dictatorship that they plan on ending when things are stable and creating a direct democracy. Socialism wants to create a direct democracy through democratic elections and …changing laws to, at the end, create a direct democracy. Anarchy though just goes directly to direct democracy and everyone in an anarchist society lives how they would after the revolution, not to wait for the revolution to come, but to already start living in that manner. ( Full Answer )
Germany has a capitalist market economy like other industrial democracies such as France, Canada, the US, Japan, Australia, etc. However, like all of them except the US, Germany has a strong social-support network including universal health insurance and education. The current (2012) Chancellor, …Dr. Angela Merkel, is considered to be a conservative by German standards yet she supports those social policies as do almost all mainstream German politicians. ( Full Answer )
It depends really, due to a few factors. General economical stability worldwide this can play a huge factor in the "fall" of them. Or if it's from an internal collapse was this due to civil war ect.
There are no complete socialist countries in Western Europe or any part of Europe, actually. Portugal is the only nation whose constitution contains some socialistic ideas, but it is not enough to be considered a socialist country.
Maybe an American would categorize it that way, but not in the meaning of traditional socialism. The long ruling Social Democratic party is a centre-left party. When it lost power to the centre-right coalition 2006, labor taxes were lowered somewhat but focus remained on publicly provided welfare. … Still, corporates costs of sacking workers is much lower than in continental Europe and the government seldom interferes in corporate activities - contrary to countries such as France, Italy or England. ( Full Answer )
The USSR no longer exists. It was dissolved at the end of 1991. So there is no 'currently salary' for nurses in the USSR.
Soviet-Russia, from 1922 it was called the Soviet Union(previously, Russia). The founder was Vladimir Ilyich(Ulyanov)Lenin in October, 1917.
No. Communism and Socialism are very different political systems. While both are on the "left wing" of politics, there are very large differences between the two. To put it very quickly, a Socialist country may have public and private ownership of the nations resources or infrastructure, like railw…ays, healthcare or education. A Socialist country will provide a welfare system that helps and supports the poorest people in society, but will still allow private ownership and private wealth. Rich people may be taxed more than in a non-socialist country, but they are often happy to do so due to other benefits, or a social attitude that believes "From each according to their ability, to each according to their need". Socialist countries are extremely tolerant of all faiths and beliefs, and do not discriminate by sex, race or creed. In a Communist country, private wealth may be abolished and the public (through the government) would own and control the vast majority, if not all, of the public services. Many Communists in the world today do not believe that any nation has been "truly" Communist, as most countries which call themselves Communists are dictatorships. It should be noted that many Western European nations are run by Socialist Governments, contain socialist parties or are organised around socialist lines. Even the more Conservative countries in Europe, such as Britain, have many socialist elements such as free healthcare for all citizens. No country in Western Europe is communist. ( Full Answer )