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Nationalization (or Nationalisation) also known as Socialization (or Socialisation) and Communization (or Communisation) is the act of taking private assets into government or state ownership. It is the opposite of privatization.

Table of contents
1 Arguments for nationalization
2 Arguments against nationalization
3 Notable nationalizations

Arguments for nationalization

Arguments against nationalization

Notable nationalizations