Scandinavia and the World

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It's nothing 7 7, 8:37pm

Could you perhaps elaborate on how it has been looking more and more like the Soviet Union? Have the recipes for bakeries in small towns been given to them directly from paper pushers in Brussels? Have dissidents been sent into labor camps in Lapland for the crime of making fun of commissioners? Are French paratroopers currently taking over British government buildings while some 500,000 German and Dutch troops with tanks are massing on the shores of the English Channel? Because those are the kinds of things Soviet Union used to do. Mere increase in centralized decision making, bureaucracy and regulation is not particular to the Soviet Union.