Simple Definition of social democracy
: a political movement that uses principles of democracy to change a capitalist country to a socialist one
: a country that uses both capitalist and socialist practices
Full Definition of social democracy
1 : a political movement advocating a gradual and peaceful transition from capitalism to socialism by democratic means
2 : a democratic welfare state that incorporates both capitalist and socialist practices
First Known Use of social democracy
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Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about "social democracy"
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