Same country, different data – the ease of creating propaganda posters

DenmarkTL; DR Summary

  • All true.
  • Illustrates the ease of creating propaganda posters.
  • Share if you agree!

As I continue to cross-check the very popular (on social media) Denmark propaganda posters, I created one of my own!



Points that did not fit on this poster:

  • Denmark has the highest taxes in the world
  • Denmark has the highest personal debts in the world with household debt equal to 321% of disposable income.
  • Banks pay negative interest rates – meaning that savers pay the bank to hold their money
  • One of the easiest countries in which to fire workers!


My poster is, of course, slightly misleading. The general concepts are true but are sometimes limited to “the EU” rather than the implied “world”.

Screen snapshot from Denmark’s NationalBanken (Central bank)

Taken April 5, 2016



The original poster, the content of which, is mostly not true or misleading: