So, this whole 'socialism' thing. It's advertised a lot around my college, and many of my friends are socialists, but I realised, I don't actually know what socialism is. I've looked it up a bit, but everything I read was very hypothetical and quite hard to engage with. None of it seemed like a particularly good idea or a particularly bad idea, I can see benefits and flaws to it, but it was all very 'ideal world' stuff. So, can someone explain to me - what is socialism? What does it mean? If a socialist government were elected here in Britain, what would change, and what would the country be like after 5 years?
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