Earth & Conservation

How Powerful Is Denmark?

Denmark is a model of social welfare and its government is known for equitable distribution of income. So just how powerful is Denmark?

The Nordic state of Denmark is the smallest and southernmost of the Nordic countries, covering roughly 16,500 square miles. It's also very homogeneous, with nearly 90 percent of its roughly five and a half million people ethnically Danish.

Denmark is consistently ranked high in measures of happiness and quality of life, which some say is due to their robust social security and economic stability. But Danes pay high taxes to enjoy such a standard of living. So as a whole, how powerful is Denmark?

Watch today's Seeker Daily video to find out.

Thanks to our sponsor Graze for supporting Seeker Daily! Go to and enter code SEEKER to get a free sampler box.

Learn More:

U.S. News: Why Danes Happily Pay High Rates of Taxes

BBC: Denmark the 'happiest country' and Burundi 'the least happy'

The New York Times: 'I've Become a Racist': Migrant Wave Unleashes Danish Tensions Over Identity