Effects Of Dictatorship In Democracy

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Ben Gorashchenko--P6 Isabelli--October 28, 2017
Are Dictatorships Really That Bad? The land of the free, the home of the brave, and the land of greater opportunity are all ways to describe the essence of the United States. While there are many factors to why this is so, a key component is the existence of democracy. In democracy, there are multiple parties that each have different views and people can choose to support the one that most fits their beliefs. Fairly elected officials do their best to instill laws and make changes on behalf of their supporters. Checks and balances make sure that nobody has the ability to run roughshod. However, this all comes at a cost of one thing: efficiency. Elections for various positions may take between a few months to a year and can cost millions or billions of dollars. A very low percentage of laws are passed because it is extremely challenging for both a multiparty bicameral
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Elections are fair, laws are passed that represent as much of society as possible, and every decision is meticulous in nature, trying to give all sides what they need. While these are all great things to have in a government, it is pointless to spend this much time and effort making every decision. In dictatorships, efficiency is key. With a small one-party committee (or sometimes no committee at all) deciding candidates, elections can take a fraction of the time and cost infinitely less, since all one has to do is kill off their rivals. With one leader and a lack of checks and balances, decisions can be made, passed, and enforced within a matter of weeks. With the individual state of citizens not of much concern, dictatorships can save time in matters such as war and just look at the bigger picture. While democratic governments offer representation to the masses and justice for all, dictatorships are more efficient in getting the tasks of government done, and that’s all that

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