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Posted: 3/8/2006 5:23:15 PM EDT
I'm doing a research paper and I'd like to know if there has ever been a country where the populace has been coerced in to socialism when the majority were armed and educated?
Link Posted: 3/8/2006 5:24:22 PM EDT
Has any majority ever been educated?
Link Posted: 3/8/2006 5:24:52 PM EDT

Originally Posted By dolanp:
Has any majority ever been educated?



hell no.
Link Posted: 3/8/2006 5:25:03 PM EDT
check the US in 50 years
Link Posted: 3/8/2006 5:26:28 PM EDT
Switzerland is socalist. Don't know about Norway.
Link Posted: 3/8/2006 5:27:49 PM EDT
First reply nailed it.

The majority has never been educated.
Link Posted: 3/8/2006 5:29:37 PM EDT

Originally Posted By go3:
First reply nailed it.

The majority has never been educated.




Good point...




Link Posted: 3/8/2006 5:30:23 PM EDT
Germany?
Link Posted: 3/8/2006 5:33:19 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/8/2006 5:35:43 PM EDT by IceHandLuke]
Germany was disarmed right when Hitler came into power right when the socialist movement took hold.

This is a good question, I do not think it has happend before but we are the only nation in history that has something like a second amend on the books.
Link Posted: 3/8/2006 5:41:26 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/8/2006 5:59:46 PM EDT by crazyquik]
I have no idea what you're writing about, but your premise sounds rather weak.

First, how are you measuring socialism? Education? How armed a society is?

The US is rather socialistic using some measuring sticks. Look at the real tax rates. Look at how much social spending is done, even towards non-citizens.

The federal govt alone spends about a third of our nation's economy (3 trillionish budget per year). That's an aweful lot of spending 'for the people' in the name of the 'common good'.

What do you mean by coerced? The Scandinavian countries are models of modern socialism and more or less freely went that path.
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