Scandinavian countries have abandoned Socialist policies because they failed miserably. The Scandinavian countries that the current Liberals and Democrat party in the US are touting as shining examples of successful models of Socialist countries have abandoned those policies as far back as the early 1990's; because they found that they failed badly. In their own words in Denmark and Sweden; "they nearly wrecked our country, Socialism was tried briefly and when seen it was a complete failure we pulled back from it and privatized our markets, Healthcare and school systems and our current financial growth and success the Americans are looking at as a Socialist model are our current free market economy we have gone too. " In every country around the world this type of Marxism, And Socialism has been the cause of depressed economies, Food and job shortages, Poorer health care to non at all. Extremely high taxes. Government control and tyrannical oppression of peoples civil rights. Millions of people have died violent deaths at the hands of these Socialist governments through history. It is a utopian dream that is completely unrealistic and does not work in the real world.