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Originally posted by babybunnies
Got news for you. Several countries in Europe are already proudly socialist, such as France.
This is nothing new.
Europe swapped from Socialism to Austerity, and while they would probably like to switch back, it's not likely that they'll be able to afford to without a major hit to the Euro as Governments go further into debt to implement more social programs.
a theory or system of social organization that advocates the vesting of the ownership and control of the means of production and distribution, of capital, land, etc., in the community as a whole.