What happiness ?
Posted by peegee on Fri, 03/11/2005 - 12:23am.
Hmm, I think the "pursuit of happiness" is so prominent in American culture, because a lot of the people that emigrated to the US were rather unhappy with the place they left behind. Emigrating was the pursuit of happiness. Danes have pretty much always been in Denmark. Also the Danish outlook on society can be perceived to be rather socialistic, meaning the common good is just as important as individual freedom, which is even reflected in parts of the constitution. Other than that the constitution of Denmark mostly talks about the rights of the monarch (Denmark is a constitutional monarchy), the parliament and certain inalienable democratic rights of the individual.

Perhaps Denmark is best summed up by this.
Your name:
Anne Onymous
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