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Is democracy a good thing for every country around the world?

Asked by: visichan
  • Bringing the greatest good to the greatest number requires that the common person be permitted a say in their own governance.

    How can we obtain the greatest, most common good? By allowing suffrage to the greatest number of persons. By allowing the commons decision making authority over their lives, they can be trusted to make decisions that will benefit them. The common woman and man being the most numerous, democracy provides that the greatest number will receive the greatest benefit.

    We should allow that these decisions are reversible, and deliberate. And that the needs of the few are represented. We should also take care that any voting population has adequate access to the information they need to make sound decisions. All of this will be provided by the public - to itself, if given the chance to do so.

  • It's a Good Thing

    It's a good thing on the surface as it gives the majority a voice and representation. A Democratic Republic is better however because it not only gives a voice to the majority, but also gives a voice to the minority to combat "mob rules" type rule. There are subjects where the majority should not be the rule, if they were then slavery would still be allowed in America.

  • Yes i agree

    Democracy is awesome and communism sucks. Democracy has the best countries like the United States who could wreck North Korea if they wanted to right now. Also Kim Jung Un is not that smart of a leader because his country is underdeveloped and has no central government. Censorship is a big deak

  • Yes i agree

    Democracy is awesome and communism sucks. Democracy has the best countries like the United States who could wreck North Korea if they wanted to right now. Also Kim Jung Un is not that smart of a leader because his country is underdeveloped and has no central government. Censorship is a big deak

  • Yes i agree

    Democracy is awesome and communism sucks. Democracy has the best countries like the United States who could wreck North Korea if they wanted to right now. Also Kim Jung Un is not that smart of a leader because his country is underdeveloped and has no central government. Censorship is a big deak

  • Yes i agree

    Democracy is awesome and communism sucks. Democracy has the best countries like the United States who could wreck North Korea if they wanted to right now. Also Kim Jung Un is not that smart of a leader because his country is underdeveloped and has no central government. Censorship is a big deak

  • I say yes, and sort of no. If people are following God's laws with democracy, than yes, democracy.

    If people are following what God has said for them to do, and if they are treating their people right, democracy would certainly work. If they are not using democracy right, than that wouldn't be right. In democracy, people should have the rights. God calls us to be good. And stewards for the world. Obey God, not man

  • Democracies are essential in today's society

    Democracies create less war, and less pandemonium around the globe., As, North Korea and The United States have been at war over the dictatorship philosophy. If every country around the world had the opportunity for a more democratic prestige across the globe.

    = More Rights for Citizens, and more freedom.
    -Less wars, and pandemonium

  • Yes democracy fosters freedom.

    It is human nature to want freedom and a democracy fosters liberty. Democratic institutions are necessary and I'll grant that they must evolve rather than be implanted or dictated. While democracy is difficult to establish and maintain, it is the most responsive form of government to the majority's will while affording protections for the minority.

    Posted by: corn
  • Best choice at this moment

    Of course democracy is not the best political system, sometimes the elected government committed war crime infringed citizens' human rights and does not protect the poor and the powerless. But it is the less corrupt & best choice at this moment, people can make a choice, check and balance exist

  • It is our's not everyones.

    We can see the results of this kind of attitude in the global politics of today. America has repeatedly invaded other countries to "give" them democracy to find that not only does this system not work for them, but that the indigenous people have rejected it. Furthermore, it is debatable how much of democracy we have here as well. With NSA and the filibusters that have crippled our country with infighting and corruption, it becomes evident that our system has its own share of flaws. One of said flaws is the lack of representation that we actually have in our government. Most of the population doesn't vote and is indeed discouraged from voting (especially since the voting protection act was repealed) and the people we are allowed to vote foe have been hand picked for us by people working on their own agenda.
    No, this system is just as flawed as the rest, and while it allows us certain freedoms, we give up many others. It is also not the reason behind our quality of living, we were simply lucky to have the resources and distance away from the world wars to come out ahead both in lives lost and economy.

  • No it hinders the progress of a country

    One leader for an extended amount of time who knows what the people need and the people want like Josip Broz Tito of the SFR of Yugoslavia is better then a democracy which hinders progress like expending the reach of hospitals and schools. And plus, there are no true democracies in the world, its all ultimately chosen by a group of officials who allocate points to certain contenders who are actually very alike. They give you two parties or four parties with the illusion of choice where you are actually voting for the same thing no matter what the face.

  • It depends on the rate of literacy in each country.

    Most third world countries have a high illiteracy and poverty rate which affects how people think. Most of them do not wholly understand what the impact of their vote can be. Others are paid or favoured by the candidates to vote for them. Also pre-poll rigging and unfair count is a major issue in democratic elections. So it cannot be expected out of the cumulative voting calibre of a third world country to form the perfect government.

  • Some times we need order and balnce

    If every nation was a demcorcy there would be no balnce in life and some places really need a dictator like North Korea if they were a democrcy they would elect a communist over and over or a Authotrian Totlitarian Dictator thats wosre just to keep order in earth we need dictators and tp fuel earths history and our way of life if the USSR never Happend our earth would suck due to no cold war no modern tech every thing happens for a reason

  • Independence is important.

    It'd be wrong to force Democracy down the throats of every country in my opinion. I'm pretty sure that there are those that would gladly take another government over Democracy such as (but not limited to) Communism, Socialism, Monarchy, Theocracy, Oligarchy, and Anocracy.
    It's their choice, not ours.
    A little variance is necessary for the development of humans and their understanding and tolerance as well. There are bound to be disagreements between people as well.

    This, I think, is why the idea of a one-world government and religion fails; because of our very nature as humans being an individualized and opinionated one full of diversity.

  • For some countries it is much worse than dictatorship

    We have seen this recently in Egypt. After a dictator was overthrown, a voting majority of Egyptians elected an islamist government and went about murdering the minority coptic christians. Democracy is not a good thing in countries that do not respect individual rights, or where there are different ethnic or religious groups that bitterly hate each other. In those countries, introducing democracy will only cause bloodshed.

  • Yes i agree

    Democracy is awesome and communism sucks. Democracy has the best countries like the United States who could wreck North Korea if they wanted to right now. Also Kim Jung Un is not that smart of a leader because his country is underdeveloped and has no central government. Censorship is a big deak

  • No democracy for everyone

    Democracy is not for everyone. Not anyone can handle it. Only some countries, such as America can have it. No no no no no no no no no no no no no no no n no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no Democracy for everyone.

  • People don't know how to vote! People are not very well informed about the issues of the country.

    What my experience says about politics is that if a politician starts to promise things to citizens, citizens will vote on him/her. This is very dangerous, since it is possibly that the most voted politician is not the right person to rule a country. Lots of examples around the world show this. Every promise has a consequence. Let´s just say a politician starts to promise better wages, low taxes, better subsidies and decrease of hours of work. The problem of all this is if the country doesn´t have a strong economy or doesn´t have enough money to sustain those promises. It is like a common example of everyday; people spend more than they have, then they can´t pay their bills. The country is the same thing; if you spend more money than you have, bills will start to increase, and it is possible that you need to ask loans. But if you don´t have a strong economy it will be harder to pay the loan and the bills. So in my opinion, only the people with knowledge about the politics issues, should be able to decide the best person to rule the country.

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AnonyFeline says2013-07-14T04:38:11.613
All societies posses a right to their national and/or state sovereignty. It is entirely up to the country or city-state to decide which political system it wishes to develop, adopt, or establish. Other nations should not interfere except to offer asylum to those who ask, or assist when an overwhelming majority require and request assistance.