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MrLucchese If curious, ask.
03/19/15 11:50 pm

This would be in my top ten countries, if I were to move out of the US.

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d6410 Texas
03/19/15 8:43 pm

Mixed feelings

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GubraLagima Tramp 2016
03/19/15 7:56 pm

Also, it's considered economically conservative, even though it has things like free uni for everyone, universal healthcare, etc. What's up with that?

Twinkeys Minnesota
03/19/15 8:06 pm

Comparing it to the rest of Europe could make anything seem economically conservative.

GubraLagima Tramp 2016
03/19/15 8:12 pm

But they're not all that different from the rest of Europe. I'd argue that they're much further to the left of countries like the UK who are falling to corporatism

Twinkeys Minnesota
03/19/15 8:19 pm

I'd say it is to the right of most, but not all of Europe. It is probably to the right of France, Scandinavia, Italy, Greece, Spain, and to the left of the UK, Switzerland, and maybe a few smaller countries.

Praetorianus Fair enough.
03/19/15 10:00 pm

Germany is a social democracy, which is capitalism with a social safety net. After the reunification, mail service, the railroad net and communication has been privatized. They also have big private companies like Daimler, BASF and such.

Praetorianus Fair enough.
03/19/15 10:03 pm

Private enterprise, especially midsized companies like Stihl and Karcher flourishes. The chancellor is center-right. They have the second largest gold reserves after the US. Germany isn't a socialist country at all.