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Is an autocracy better than a democracy for the people?

  • Supporter of autocracy

    Well I personally think if he or she is a decent person they should rule. I mean there's no such thing as being perfect , but as long as they are the right and moral things I'm fine. Besides having one ruler makes things simple. Also a house that's divided can't stand . COUGH the United States Gov.

  • In terms of potential only

    If the autocrat is a god-like figure, he knows what the people want, what the people need, he grants freedom of everything, he makes good policies, and he is never tiring, then yes. It is efficient and avoid rite rule.

    A herd of people can do the same. We can assume that this is a herd of reasonable people. Except they have to all get together and vote and argue with each other, and they may not always be right.

    That was purely hypothetical. In fact, in most modern cases, representative democracies do much better in terms of human happiness and achievement and happiness. But it is also important to note that these same countries are already filthy rich when they started to become democratic. Undeveloped nations NEED a strong hand instead of unregulated "mob rule" in a competitive world like this. Russia, China, Libya, would never have gotten so much better than before if it weren't for ruthless and reasonable authoritarian rule. Hopefully, when these societies ripe, they become more democratic.

  • Democracy is far better than any other rule

    It is not necessary that every king or dictator is good. What if he/she becomes unfair afterwards??? Democracy give people the power to rule their country by a correct method that is elections. By this in a democratic country the government is accountable for its actions and is also answerable but in an autocracy the government can do anything without an explanation.

  • Democracy just doesn't seem to work...

    I believe we have too much freedom in the United States and that we should convert to an autocratic government. No one but servicemen and women should be allowed to buy guns. If we keep letting the people do almost anything they want, things are going to get out of control and we may be looking at a possible second civil war in the future.

  • Autocrats give the people what they need, not what they want

    A good Autocrat knows what the country needs like a strong economy or a a safe border. Democracies however rule with their fingers to the wind and even if they were quick about solving an issue they would make it a short term solution for a long term problem. Autocrats know that while they won't get a pat on the back for it they still do what is best for everyone.

  • Autocracy or a dictator or a king or queen is far better than democracy

    If you have a dictator that is a fascist or a good emperor or king or queen it's better for example the British under queen Victoria or Japan under emperor Meiji(Mutsuhito) or Germany with Hitler as the axis could have won the war. Democracies help left wing people get in power and they are plenty of stupid people out there that can vote. Democracy is just a bad idea.

  • Autocracy or a dictator or a king or queen is far better than democracy

    If you have a dictator that is a fascist or a good emperor or king or queen it's better for example the British under queen Victoria or Japan under emperor Meiji(Mutsuhito) or Germany with Hitler as the axis could have won the war. Democracies help left wing people get in power and they are plenty of stupid people out there that can vote. Democracy is just a bad idea.

  • Humanity wants Authoritarianism

    All throughout our history, we've advanced with the help of strong leaders. Leaders that are willing to make the hard choice when the time comes. Democracy is alright and it's good for people to have a voice in what affects them such as the government. But outside of a advisory capacity it can be slow and a logistical nightmare. A strong, beneficial, and firm hand that allows the movement of ideas will do humanity the most benefit in the long-term.

  • Maybe many people won't be happy, but they will be well-ruled.

    The whole idea of democracy is simply that the government makes people happy because it tries to do what the people want. Meanwhile, it is an inefficient bureaucratic mess, and chances are that the leader the people vote for has very little knowledge: he/she might be only an average leader. This is because the people voting for him/her have no expertise in political, economic, or social matters: it is rule by the ignorant masses.

    The problem with autocracy is that it is just as much subject to corruption as democracy is, and that if this corruption were discovered, nobody would be able to lift a finger against it unless they started a revolution. And starting a military insurrection against this ruler might be hard to pull off, considering the ruler can just call in the military, and might force the ones not in support of the revolution to join the fight.

    With that said, even if there is corruption, chances are it is for the good of the country in the end. All rulers want to do is lead a powerful, efficient and economically healthy state, and from economic and social stability comes happiness. Autocrats are not necessarily power-hungry dictators who will outlaw the freedom of speech, autocrats are simply people who run the country without the consent of the ignorant masses. If they are sure that their decisions will make the country healthy and fairly happy, there should be no need to abolish the right to free speech.

    Of course, I realize this works under the assumption that rulers want to rule their country fairly and do everything for the benefit of it, when the reality *can* be that they are selfish. But when you pit the best of democracy VS the best of autocracy, autocracy would come out on top.

  • Autocracy is more effective than democracy

    Because as we see through history like in Russia in the 1910s was going through a hard time because of their monarchy. Stalin and linen was the solution to the economic problems in Russia at the time. And they completely modernized the country and helped make economic growth possible. But their mass killing of their people is some thing that didn't seem necessary but it was a Communist regime.
    At least they were moving forward while america was still in the depression and not having any growth, no wonder alot of Americas went to Russia for work.
    Autocracy gets stuff done quickly but maybe not as safely as should be.
    While democracy takes ages to process stuff but gets it done safely

    for our future we need an autocracy leader who is not interested in power but want to change the world for the benefit of the survival of the planet and humanity
    a bit like enders game and how their government was run

  • Of course not!

    Autocracy is where leader leads a whole bunch of people and if you don't listen-it's the end of your life. Democratic areas such as America, you are allowed to rebel as long as you don't murder people. In autocratic areas, it is the leader, the autocrat that kills people. :(

  • The inconvenience of liberty far is negligible compared to that of tyranny.

    All people deserve a say in their Government. I for one support a democratic Republic, but when I speak of Democracy in this context, I simply mean the people having control of the Government.

    Democracies have always shown to be the model for successful and long-living nations. The vast majority of the developed world are democratic in nature.

  • Is either really good?

    A true democracy is utterly useless , very inefficient and will simply be based on a majority decision, and is in fact this is rather dangerous for any minority who could be marginalized. This majority is not necessarily fixed, just look at the popularity of gun control before and after a shooting. Within a month all the emotion has died done and reality has set in, and these emotionally based decisions could hurt our nation, especially if it has a strong central government. A dictator on the other hand can take away any rights at any time without notice and do irreversible damage to the country with his military strength, like in Libya.

  • An autocracy will give no rights to the people.

    A democracy will give all rights to the people. There is no reason to believe that tyranny by one will be better than tyranny by the majority. In a democracy, at least 51% of the people will be happy. However, in an autocracy, 99.9% of the people have the potential to be unhappy. Switzerland has elements of direct democracy, and North Korea is an autocracy. Now which place would you rather live?

  • Democracy is far better than any other rule

    It is not necessary that every king or dictator is good. What if he/she becomes unfair afterwards??? Democracy give people the power to rule their country by a correct method that is elections. By this in a democratic country the government is accountable for its actions and is also answerable but in an autocracy the government can do anything without an explanation.

  • Democracy is far better than any other rule

    It is not necessary that every king or dictator is good. What if he/she becomes unfair afterwards??? Democracy give people the power to rule their country by a correct method that is elections. By this in a democratic country the government is accountable for its actions and is also answerable but in an autocracy the government can do anything without an explanation.

  • Democracy is far better than any other rule

    It is not necessary that every king or dictator is good. What if he/she becomes unfair afterwards??? Democracy give people the power to rule their country by a correct method that is elections. By this in a democratic country the government is accountable for its actions and is also answerable but in an autocracy the government can do anything without an explanation.

  • Obvio democracy is good!

    People get the freedom and their are many advantages of democracy some of them are here-
    The first advantage in democracy is that there is sometimes self-government in small places like villages, coming to the second one that is every individual has a vote and even they have power in their hand because every vote counts, talking about the third right, during a conflict united civilians stand together which results into many different perspectives which could be helpful for developing a dependable solution for the conflict, one of the main point, the fifth point is that you can correct your mistake. If the civilian thinks that the person is not right for the country they can vote again for the next time, every 5 year an election is held for the civilians to choose their new representative for the country.

  • Democracy is better

    Because democracy values the opinions of the people.All wars lost are because of loss of democracy &the united states haveexpereinced the worst of autocracy. They know its better to be a democrat instead of a autocrat. I know that many of you will have a different opinionso just think about the state you were in, if your opinions were not valued.Thenwhat you use know wontbe there.There will be several wars.INDIA LOST AGAINST BRITISH BECAUSE OF THE LACK F UNITY.

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  • Hell no it is not.

    There is no reason for someone who is an heir from a leader that they can just jump in and expect to do perfect, they can't and it isn't their divine right to lead the country of city, they have no business being inside the office or place of rule if they don't know how.


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