Democratic socialism, on the other hand, seeks to eliminate the capitalist component and to centralize the economy. 2. This stands in stark contrast to capitalists today, who seem at best agnostic, and at worst, outright cynical, about our system of government. As such, democratic socialists differ with regards to their views on the extent that property is publically or socially owned. But there are also programs in place to distribute resources and to regulate the economy and businesses. While the Scandinavian countries are in many ways very different, they share a lot of common history. Although almost half of the world’s population lives in a democracy of some sort, only 4.5% reside in a full democracy. Examples of communist countries include North Korea, Cuba and Vietnam. During the first postwar decades, tensions between the two were moderated through the socio-political embedding of capitalism by an interventionist tax and welfare state. Most democratic socialist countries have a mixture of capitalist and socialist policies. The report looks at various democratic measures in more than 165 states and then classifies each country as full democracy, flawed democracy, hybrid regime and authoritarian regime. Democracy and capitalism coexist in many variations around the world, each continuously reshaped by the conditions and the people forming them. Some refer to this as democratic socialism, though this is far from correct. Democratic capitalism, also referred to as market democracy, is a political and economic system that combines capitalism and a strong welfare state curbing the excesses of individual freedom.It integrates resource allocation by marginal productivity (synonymous with free-market capitalism), with policies of resource allocation by social entitlement. Yet, the financialization of capitalism since the 1980s has broken the precarious capitalist-democratic compromise. POST-WAR SETTLEMENTS. Sanders often talks about Scandanavian countries like Denmark as a model of democratic socialism. Capitalism is not democratic, democracy not capitalist. In a social democracy, capitalism is allowed to exist. This is a list of countries by system of government.There is also a political mapping of the world that shows what form of government each country has, as well as a brief description of what each form of government entails. Democratic capitalism succeeded because capitalists were on board with—and at times, worked to improve—our democracy. Some economists refer to it as cuddly capitalism, contrasting with what is seen as cut-throat capitalism in other Western countries. 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