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Social Democracy

the principles and policies of a Social Democratic Party.
Origin of Social Democracy
1885-90 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • We have gone into the principles of Anarchism and social-democracy at great length.

    Man And Superman George Bernard Shaw
  • Such an organization can be the work of social-democracy only.

    Our Revolution Leon Trotzky
  • The actual meaning of the events, however, is just that which social-democracy foresaw.

    Our Revolution Leon Trotzky
  • Scheidemann, as Premier, opened the debate with a fighting speech for social-democracy.

    The New Germany George Young
  • This is not "the coming slavery" of social-democracy: it is the slavery already come.

    The Impossibilities of Anarchism George Bernard Shaw
  • It was necessary to treat the social-democracy in the same way, to take away its political rights and its right to vote.

    Socialism As It Is William English Walling
  • Marden was as old as the New System of statism and inhumanity that had started off disguised as social-democracy.

    The Victor Bryce Walton
  • The social-democracy is being handled now in an extraordinarily superficial way.

    Socialism As It Is William English Walling
  • social-democracy, as the party of the proletariat, naturally strives at political supremacy of the working class.

    Our Revolution Leon Trotzky
  • The social-democracy is striving now—and with success—to win the noncommissioned officers.

    Socialism As It Is William English Walling
British Dictionary definitions for social-democracy

social democracy

(sometimes capital) the beliefs, principles, practices, or programme of a Social Democratic Party or of social democrats
Derived Forms
social democratic, adjective
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