socialism vs. social democracy
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That outcome would be more bad news for European social democracy in a year that has already seen support for center-left parties plummet in national elections in France and Germany.
For a long time, the proximate cause of this transformation was the slow, agonizing death of social democracy.
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SOCIAL DEMOCRACY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of social democracy for English Language Learners
: 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
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