Democratic Socialist Countries
Democratic socialism describes a socialist economy where production and wealth are collectively owned, but the country has a democratic system of government. The goal of democratic socialism is to achieve socialist goals of equality while opposing socialist ideologies. Democratic socialism is opposed to the Soviet economic model, command economies and authoritarian governance.
Under Democratic socialism, the ownership of private property is limited. The government regulates the economy. There are also different programs that offer assistance and pensions.
There are democratic socialist parties located all around the world. The nations that have socialist parties include:
- Bolivia, Brazil
- Finland, France
- Germany, Greenland
- Iceland, Ireland, Italy
- Netherlands, Nicaragua, Northern Ireland, Norway
- Peru, Portugal
- Serbia, Slovenia, Sweden
- Tunisia, Turkey
Of these nations, the countries that have a socialist party that serves as a governing party are:
- Northern Ireland