Socialist Party may also refer to the wide variety of political parties that use the word "Socialist" in their names, often in conjunction with other adjectives and political labels.
Sinclair also asserted that in the early 20th century Hearst's newspapers lied "remorselessly about radicals," excluded "the word Socialist from their columns" and obeyed "a standing order in all Hearst offices that American Socialism shall never be mentioned favorably."
President Václav Havel proposed merely dropping the word "Socialist" from the name, but Slovak politicians wanted a second change.
On 7 March 1990, the Slovenian Assembly passed the amendment XCI changing the official name of the state to the Republic of Slovenia dropping the word 'Socialist'.
The three-page document would drop the word Socialist from the country's official name, and emphasize human rights, the sanctity of private property and free enterprise, and the separation of party and state.
The word 'Socialist' in this context could also become an anachronism very soon.
The list does not include political parties that use the word "Socialist" in addition to one or more other political adjectives in their names.
In addition, the two republics Czech Socialist Republic and Slovak Socialist Republic were established in 1969 (without the word Socialist since 1990).
How many right wingers does it take to spell the word "Socialist"?
Sticking the word 'Socialist' in their party name no more makes the PSOE or their policies socialist than it makes the Democratic People's Republic of Korea a democracy.