Scandinavia Case Study

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Scandinavia is a nation of around 27 million people who come from many cultures (Harrison). Primarily, they are a liberal democracy which places its values in being a welfare state. The state is currently recovering from a war with a country that was previously their largest trading partner, Germany. Because they are recovering from this war their economic priorities have shifted to helping take care of citizens affected by the war in Denmark as well as reparations to the land itself re-constructing much of the and roadways which were affected by the fighting.

The largest issues facing Scandinavia as a state include the inherent border dispute with Germany due to Scandinavia occupying some of the German lands near Denmark when they won the
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All the interest groups of Scandinavia compete in order to gain the favour and support of the reasonably responsive government. A key example of this was when the Denmark people formed a Single-issue promotional group attempting to gain some sort of tangible results which would make them feel more like part of the country as, at that point, the only really large ties they had to the rest of the country were through trade and the Prime Minister who is from Denmark. In order to satiate this group, the government deconcentrated the upper house to Copenhagen. Some thought that moving the two houses from each other might result in a loss of efficiency or proper cooperation due to there suddenly being more than 600 kilometers between the two. This would appear to be untrue especially because of the advent of modern technology the two houses can communicate from pretty much anywhere so long as they can receive bills and information as well as communicate with each other. This could be done with just a fax machine and phones however with the ability to e-mail and video call can elevate this communication so that the distance doesn’t affect communication in the …show more content…
Critics of this system have said that the lack of term limits especially in a unitary system such as Scandinavia’s may encourage parties to influence the outcomes of elections so as to retain their direction for the country. In Scandinavia this has not been a problem as an overwhelming majority of the population has been liberal however after the recent conflict with Germany some of the nation has become disillusioned with the party resulting in growing conservative sentiment and a possibility of regime change in the

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