Nordic Model

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"I would like to make one thing clear. Denmark is far from a socialist planned economy. Denmark is a market economy... The Nordic model is an expanded welfare state which provides a high level of security to its citizens, but it is also a successful market economy with much freedom to pursue your dreams and live your life as you wish."

The Nordic Model, also known as the Scandinavian Model is an economically moderate, civically liberal (mostly), and mostly culturally left ideology that believes in the Nordic political model. Its economic system is market capitalism with a large welfare state and a neo-corporatist bargaining system, while also having a parliamentary form of government (3/5 monarchist countries, 2/5 republican).

It can be debated if the model is aligned more with Social Democracy or Social Liberalism due to the similarities between the two of them. Most of its followers would claim to be the former, particularly outside of the Nordic countries.

Bernie Sanders is probably its biggest supporter outside of Scandinavia.

















Shy, reserved, and pessimistic, but when you get to know him (or get him drunk), he is a very optimistic and happy-go-lucky kind of person.

Likes to visit the sauna and get drunk.

His favorite drink is coffee.

Gets annoyed when people call him a socialist and gets VERY mad when they say it as an insult.

How to Draw

Naval Jack design

The flag and ball design of the Nordic model is based on the naval jack of Sweden-Norway.

Flag of Nordic Model
  1. Draw a ball.
  2. Split the ball into four triangular parts using two diagonals.
  3. Color the left and right parts Navy Blue, with a Golden Yellow horizontal stripe going across in the middle
  4. Color the top and bottom parts Deep Red, with a White-Blue-White vertical stripe going top-to-bottom
  5. Draw two eyes
  6. (Optional) Show the ball holding a coffee cup (a very common beverage in North European countries)

You're done!

Color Name HEX RGB
Deep Red #BA0C2F 186, 12, 47
Navy Blue #00205B 0, 32, 91
White #FFFFFF 255, 255, 255
Golden Yellow #FACD01 250, 205, 1

Nordic Council design

Alternatively, the flag of the Nordic Council can be used to represent the Nordic Model in comics or artwork.

Flag of Nordic Model
  1. Draw a ball
  2. Fill the ball with Cyan
  3. Draw a large white ring outline in the center
  4. At the bottom of the ring, draw a white straight line
  5. From the left side of the bottom line, draw four diagonal lines leaning left and stopping at the border of the ring
  6. Add two eyes

You are finished!

Color Name HEX RGB
Cyan #006EB6 0, 110, 182
White #FFFFFF 255, 255, 255




  • Classical Liberalism - We all love markets, but slow down buddy!
  • Social Authoritarianism - I like your democratic brother more.
  • Market Socialism - The only socialist that I like. He likes markets and co-ops just like me. Capitalism is still better
  • Corporatism - Good guy, even if he's too authoritarian.
  • Democratic Socialism - Welfare and democracy are cool, but so is capitalism. And I'm not socialist! Olof Palme is based tho.
  • Conservative Socialism - Accuses me of abandoning the workers and their interests in favor of identity politics. Alright, maybe I've done so a few times lately, but you'll still vote for me, right?
  • Yellow Socialism - I like your economic ideas but sadly you're still socialist & I'm not.
  • Fiscal Conservatism - Please, can I spend just a little more? I promise I will be responsible.
  • Esoteric Fascism - I hate you so much, but you're the only other guy at the Nordic Countries Fanclub.
  • Sandersism - My #1 fanboy who doesn't seem to understand that I want to distance myself from socialism. Still, at least you say it as a compliment unlike those rövhattar .
  • Mediacracy - Thanks for making me popular with Americans, but c'mon, Bernie isn't actually THAT bad.
  • Socialism - I really really hate being called a socialist, especially in the USA but I can't hate him for this. After all, we both wanted a more fair society...
  • Syndicalism - I like trade unions, but this is a bit too far.
  • Neoliberalism - I like to say I hate him, but the truth is that I've warmed up to him since the 90s after his son introduced me to him. I just really don't wanna upset my more left-wing fans if they see me hanging out with you from time to time.
  • Reformist Marxism - I used to be one of your followers in my youth, but then I discovered class collaboration and the free market.
  • Liberal Conservatism - My main rival. Nowadays he likes to pretend that he's an "enlightened conservative" who opposes mass immigration and Islam even though it was them who opened the borders under "The Alliance." Your neoliberal economics also sold us out to China. However, Carl Bildt has grown on me over time.
  • Welfare Chauvinism - At least you like my economics unlike a lot of other right-populists, but definitely not a fan of the xenophobia and extreme cultural conservatism. And yes, Frederiksen kinda likes you, but it's just not as bad ok?
  • Erdoğanism - Thank you for finally letting Sweden into NATO! Please stop blackmailing me.
    • Whatever. Hey Yankee, can I finally get those modernized F-16s?
  • European Federalism - Denmark, Sweden and Finland are all EU members. Stay away from Norway's oil and Iceland's fish though.
  • Eugenicism - I remember the dark time when Sweden supported you, but now, we help the disabled, we do not kill them.
  • Multiculturalism - At first I supported you because of our falling birth rates. But then the crime rate went up, not to mention the fact that most refugees refused to integrate into our society and culture, which in turn made the far-right popular.
  • Helvetic Model - My more pro-free market counterpart, essentially Libertarianism to my Social Democracy. Nowadays they're mad at me for dropping neutrality, but I had the reason for doing so.
  • American Model - Important NATO ally, but too Capitalist and anti-egalitarian for my taste.
  • Pacifist Feminism - Ma'am, we're not always fans of him, especially Finland and Sweden. But we also don't think a guy like him can be forced out by a crowd of girls with songs and flowers once he's in.


  • Marxism - Hurr durr eat the rich, what a psycho.
  • Objectivism - Hurr durr eat the poor, what a psycho.
  • Marxism–Leninism - NJET MOLOTOFF! NJET MOLOTOFF! Also, Русская революция Russian Revolution, Красный террор Red Terror, Убийство Троцкого Assassination of Trotsky, Голодомор Holodomor, Депортации Deportations, ГУЛАГ Gulag, финская зимняя война Finnish Winter War, Скотный двор Animal Farm, Пакт Молотова-Риббентропа Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact, Тито-Сталинский раскол Tito-Stalin Split, Красный империализм Red Imperialism, Десталинизация De-Stalinization, Венгерская революция 1956 года Hungarian Revolution of 1956.
  • Nicholas II Thought - Valehtelit enemmän kuin itse Bobrikoff!
  • Nazism - Maniacs who invaded Denmark and Norway. I even had to temporarily bring back the death penalty to punish Quisling. My Swedish side sold you iron for a while though.
  • Juche - I sold you a bunch of cars, but you still haven't paid me back. Please give me my money!
  • Dengism - You stole Volvo from me and kidnapped Gui Minhai. Prepare to die!
  • Putinism - Your violence against Ukraine could happen against us! Time to abandon neutrality.. Literally a new Tsar, or a new Stalin (or is it both).
  • Democratic Confederalism - I have nothing to do with you, no matter what he said. I had to publicly denounce you just to get Turkey on board.
  • State Liberalism - Yes, I support welfare and labor rights, and you hate me because I have a large white population? Jesus Christ, why is a totalitarian SJW talking to me right now?
  • Utilitarian Ethnonationalism - Look, I know that open immigration thing has backfired horribly, but burning the Quran for attention won't solve anything! And now Turkey froze Sweden's application to NATO because of you! Thanks a lot, dipshit. *later* Oh, wait, they already unfroze. Your stupid stunt did not stop me, löl.
  • Francoism - Satans mördare!
  • Minks - Virusspredere! Fjern minkene!
  • Crusadism - Sabaton's "The Last Stand" isn't about you! You're the past tense for me! I'm a Protestant anyway.
    • It's a good song, we know it's about the papal guard, doesn't change the fact you made other songs about us.
  • Monarcho-Fascism - Thank Odin that we did not subscribe to this madness en masse at least (although Denmark did have several years of collaboration and, unlike Norway, had its king stay in the country).
  • Fourth Theory - Oh so you want a Round Four with Finland: Article 5 edition? Or a *checks notes* round 14 with Sweden (also article 5 edition)? For someone so vitriolic towards NATO, you sure do a lot to promote its expansion.



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  1. Many Scandinavian countries, especially Sweden, were influenced heavily by the Cameralists in the 18th and 19th centuries, fusing communitarianism with a desire to maximize profits and innovation through a well-regulated private sector.
  2. Scandinavian countries, since the 1980s, embraced a series of neoliberal reforms, including the privatization of certain state-owned enterprises and a monetarist approaches to the central bank system.