A physical map of Denmark

Denmark is a democratic country in northern Europe and Scandinavia. Denmark is a Constitutional monarchy with its capital Copenhagen. Denmark is a part of the EU and NATO. The Danes speak Danish as their native language but like in other Scandinavian countries most people in Denmark can also speak fluent English.

Social democrats

Denmark is a social democracy, where the people enjoy more personal freedoms and are happier than in any other country of the world. Denmark ranked first in 2007 as the happiest country in the world and has ranked so high since then.

The strong Danish sense of community and care for the environment around them has allowed for these people to become independent and happy. Government provides for its people instead of controlling them, and Denmark provides an example to the rest of the world of what government should be: an institution to serve the people, not to control them. We can learn from Denmark how to become happier.

Secular nation

Another interesting fact about Denmark is that the majority of its citizens do not believe in a higher power or organized religion. [1] This combined with the happiness statistic proves that neoconservative view that Christianity is necessary for a civilized society is wrong. Denmark is your proof for that. It should also be noted that former U.S.President George W. Bush would most likely be very uncomfortable if he ever dared to visit Denmark, as would Ann Coulter, Bill O'Reilly, or any number of the other conservative capitalists. This is also because the Danes speak far better English than Mr Bush.

Denmark was the first country in modern world to legalise same-sex relationships (in 1989). Since 2012, gay people can marry in church. Priests aren't obliged to perform the ceremony. However, if a priests refuses to perform a same-sex marriage ceremony, the bishop is required to name another priest to perform it.

Denmark has a centre left coalition government since the election on 2011 [2].

American Conservatives please note, Denmark and other Scandinavian countries haven't been affected by the Euro crisis that happened in Greece, Portugal and Italy, people trying to explain this crisis should look for other factors.

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