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:

Of these nations, the countries that have a socialist party that serves as a governing party are:

  • Armenia
  • Bolivia
  • Ecuador
  • Iceland
  • Nicaragua
  • Northern Ireland
  • Portugal
  • Serbia
  • Venezuela
Flag Name Area Population 2018 Growth Rate
Brazil8,515,767 km²210,867,9540.75%
Germany357,114 km²82,293,4570.22%
Turkey783,562 km²81,916,8711.45%
France551,695 km²65,233,2710.39%
Italy301,336 km²59,290,969-0.12%
Peru1,285,216 km²32,551,8151.20%
Venezuela916,445 km²32,381,2211.26%
Netherlands41,850 km²17,084,4590.28%
Ecuador276,841 km²16,863,4251.44%
Tunisia163,610 km²11,659,1741.10%
Bolivia1,098,581 km²11,215,6741.48%
Portugal92,090 km²10,291,196-0.37%
Sweden450,295 km²9,982,7090.73%
Serbia88,361 km²8,762,027-0.32%
Nicaragua130,373 km²6,284,7571.08%
Denmark43,094 km²5,754,3560.36%
Finland338,424 km²5,542,5170.35%
Norway323,802 km²5,353,3630.90%
Ireland70,273 km²4,803,7480.88%
Croatia56,594 km²4,164,783-0.59%
Moldova33,846 km²4,041,065-0.25%
Armenia29,743 km²2,934,1520.13%
Slovenia20,273 km²2,081,2600.06%
Luxembourg2,586 km²590,3211.18%
Iceland103,000 km²337,7800.82%
Greenland2,166,086 km²56,5650.15%