List of socialist countries
The following is a list of self-declared socialist countries—that is to say, past and present countries that have declared themselves socialist or in the process of building socialism. Self-identification is the only criterion used by the list. Therefore, all countries that claimed to be socialist are included, even if their claims are disputed. All countries that did not claim to be socialist are excluded, even in cases where those countries were considered socialist by certain outside observers.
The majority of self-declared socialist countries have been Marxist–Leninist states inspired by the example of the Soviet Union. They share a common definition of "socialism" and they refer to themselves as socialist states on the road to communism. For this reason, they are generally called "communist states" by Western sources (although they do not use that name for themselves). Meanwhile, the countries in the Non-Marxist–Leninist category represent a wide variety of different interpretations of the word "socialism." In many cases, they do not define what they mean by it.
A sovereign state is a different entity from the political party that rules that state at any given time. Thus, a country may be ruled by a socialist political party but without the country itself claiming to be socialist. This has occurred in both single-party and multi-party political systems. In particular, there are numerous cases of democratic socialist political parties winning elections in liberal democratic states and ruling for a number of terms until a different party wins the elections. For example, the Swedish Social Democratic Party has won most elections in Sweden since 1945, but the country never adopted socialism as its official ideology. This article does not list countries that do not have constitutional references to socialism, even in cases where those countries happen to be governed by socialist parties for a certain period of time.
On the other hand, countries that do maintain constitutional references to socialism are always listed, even when those countries are ruled by non-socialist political parties. For example, India is a liberal democracy that has been ruled by non-socialist parties on many occasions, but it is listed here because the Indian constitution makes references to socialism.

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List of Democratic Socialist Countries? - Ask.com
The list of democratic socialist countries includes the Scandinavian countries of Denmark, Finland, and the Netherlands. Interestingly, these three countries led.
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List of Socialist Countries with…
01.09.2006 · People often make lists of different types of countries in the world on the basis of their official names, ruling parties, or other indefinitive ...
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List of self-declared socialist states - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Country, Since, Form of government, Constitutional statement.
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Top 10 Most Socialist Countries in the World - Peerform Blog
Dec 6, 2012 ... The term socialist has been thrown around in the past few years. ... Many of the countries on this list are proof of that, such as Denmark and ...
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List of Socialist Countries - Ask.com
Currently there are four countries that consider themselves socialist countries. These countries include the People's Republic of China, Republic of Cuba, Lao.
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11, Only 11 Socialist Countries in the World - Yahoo Voices - voices ...
May 19, 2010 ... Of the countries that can be called Socialist, not many practice true Socialism. Here is a list of the 11 Socialist countries of the world from ...
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Cuba: Cuba is one of the most Socialist nations, as it has a mostly state-run economy, universal healthcare, government-paid education at all levels, ...
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List of socialist countries. ... Honduras vs. Nicaragua · North Korea vs. South Korea · Socialist Countries · ◅ · Previous · Next · ▻ · Bangladesh. Capital: Dhaka
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List of Socialist countries. - The Phora
The most realistic way to devise a List of socialist countries is to base it upon which nations have substantial amounts of state-run industry, ...
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African socialism - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Other strands of socialist thought reject state ownership altogether and instead argue for participatory economics and ..... Hayek was critical of the bias shown by university teachers and intellectuals towards socialist ideals. .... Navigation menu  ...
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Democratic socialism is a political ideology advocating for a socialist economic system ..... Albany: State University of New York Press. pp. .... Navigation menu ...
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Dec 6, 2012 ... Many of the countries on this list are proof of that, such as Denmark and ... checks higher on average than Denmark or Switzerland's average.
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Nov 3, 2012 ... Norway has topped the list of the world's most prosperous countries, ... Unemployment rate rises to 7.9 per cent – HIGHER than when .... Mattski45, Bend, United States "Norway is not successful because they are socialist.
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Livre Noir Du Communisme: Crimes, Terreur, Répression
Livre Noir Du Communisme: Crimes, Terreur, Répression
Stéphane Courtois, Mark Kramer, 1999
The widespread devastation and social evils perpetrated by seven decades of communism are chronicled here, from the Stalin's atrocities to Ceausescu's destruction of Bucharest, from the killing fields of Cambodia to Ho Chi Mihn's Vietnam.
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Markets Don't Fail!
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Brian P. Simpson, 2005
Some might wonder why I have not included Sweden, which is often thought to be a socialist nation, in my List of socialist countries. I have not because it is not a socialist country. It can be described by the next economic system to be discussed ...
Liberalism is a Mental Disorder: Savage Solutions
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Government versus Markets: The Changing Economic Role of the State
Government versus Markets: The Changing Economic Role of the State
Vito Tanzi, 2011
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What Countries are Socialist Today | Current Socialist Countries in the World | Countries of the World
The word socialism has been thrown around the world within a few years ago, before going to discuss the socialist countries in the world; we should
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Can European socialism be good to Russia? | Johnson's Russia List
(Pravda. ru – Nadezhda Alekseeva) Europe is moaning under the strong influx of immigrants, and the floodgates were opened by European socialists.
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Top 10 Most Socialist Countries in the World - Peerform Blog
The term socialist has been thrown around in the past few years. Since the cold war the term has garnered attention in the press and from politicians.
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List of Obama Failures; Failings of our Nations most Socialist President to date
LIST OF OBAMA'S FAILURESThis article includes a list of President Barack Obama Failures, with older OR less noteworthy failures falling toward the bottom as this list grows. Considering his socialist incompetence & narcissistic world views, this list will likely continue to grow.
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The Fate of Cyprus Has Always Been Known: Socialist International list of member countries | Overmanwarrior's Wisdom
After the socially hostile reaction the film Atlas Shrugged II received from mainstream critics and media personalities I decided that when it came to the next film I would write 10 positive articles for every negative one to offset in the world of Google and online forums the intended negative impact of the bleeding heart…
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Will the United States fall off the Top 10 list of most economically free countries, according to the Heritage Foundation? | Exposing Faux Capitalism
For four consecutive years since 2010, Canada has been ranked more economically free than the United States. As of 2013, Canada was ranked as the 6th most economically free country in the world, with a freedom index of 79.4, with the U.S. ranking in 10th place, with a freedom index of 76.0. Embarrassingly for the…
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Ranting Panda: Name a successful socialist country!
One question that every Socialist will be asked at some point in time is "name one successful Socialist country". The question will be smugly asked as though the answer "none" is a fait accompli.
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The "Conservative Chronicles 24/7": Your list of Socialist Countries/ Is the USA Joining?
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