Scandinavia and the World

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Every time 7 3, 1:30am

@longtail4711 The mid seventees was a trying time for the Danish welfare state, a high percentage of homelessness and unemployment, in fact one of the highest in Europe, leading to large squatter movements especially in the big cities settling the abandoned industrial areas and former military bases, the general sentiment was "atleast the farmer has food" so by no means was it an easy time for the people who had an income and paid taxes, and the US was a thriving economy at that time, can't really fault your dad for leaving when he did. Setting up a welfare state requires many sacrifices, sacrifices alot of people aren't willing to do often with good reason, but once established it is definently the better alternative.

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