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Northern Paladin
Thursday, February 10th, 2005, 07:17 AM
Is there a genetic reason why the Social Welfare system is so highly developed yet so highly flawed in Northern Europe and Especially Scandinavia.

Indeed the we must save the world No one should die attitude is very pervasive in Northern Europe especially Scandinavia.

cosmocreator
Thursday, February 10th, 2005, 07:22 AM
Altruism. I think it is genetic.

Northern Paladin
Thursday, February 10th, 2005, 07:24 AM
Altruism. I think it is genetic.

What about the Vikings? What about the Nazis? What about America.
America was founded by a largely Central Nordish(Anglo-German) population yet is has a very different government than the ones in Scandinavia.

I believe their may be other factors at play when it comes to development of governments.

Von Braun
Thursday, February 10th, 2005, 07:27 AM
Altruism. I think it is genetic.

Indeed. It was selected for in the harsh, cold climate of ancient Europe. Tight-knit communities were essential.