"But Western Europe! But Scandinavia!" cry the socialist apologists. Failed. The "successful" democratic socialist regimes in Europe only "succeed" because we were paying their freight, through subsidies, grants, loans or outright gifts, not to mention the big one: they outsourced their defense to us. None of them could afford their lavish cradle to grave entitlement state if they had to pay for their own defense. If we hadn't defended them, and they had chosen to forgo defense to fund their entitlements, they would have become a different type of socialist state in short order: Soviet.
Even letting that aside there's not much that I would call a success in Western Europe. Their societies are all suffering cancer of the culture. Birthrates are below replacement levels, third world immigrants with worldviews inimical to freedom are flooding their countries with no end in sight, and the native people can't even be arsed to defend what they claim to believe in (for more on this see Steyn, Mark; anything he's written, basically).
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