Pros And Cons Of North Korea

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There are so many authoritarian regimes throughout history. The main one that everyone thinks about first is North Korea with it’s self isolation and political repression. Post-soviet societies, after the demise of the Soviet Union, can mostly be known for being fascist, socialist, and Communist states. For example, Central Asia is viewed as a temporary stage of a drawn-out transition towards democracy, but it is in fact an authoritarian state. Central Asia has a political system that describes the familiar institution of the modern state, such as government ministries, a legal system and a legislative body, combined with informal, behind the scenes politics based on patron-client relationships, regional networks and kinship called ‘neopatrimonialism’. …show more content…
Democratic governments have local and centralized governments which means the workload gets spread out, and different forms of congress or parliaments create a system of checks and balances. Due to the fact that most everything involves so many people, democratic governments are more resistant to corruption. Most democratic governments help support each other and currently embody ideas such as freedom of the press, freedom of religion, freedom of speech, and equal rights. In most democratic governments you work for yourself. you get to vote on how much taxes you pay. Thus most of your earnings go into your pocket. Thus democratic governments tend to have a higher standard of living. Democratic governments are less likely to go to war, due to the fact that more people have to decide that war is a necessary and beneficial to the public vs. a single leader, or committee deciding to go to war for the benefit of a few individuals (at least that 's the theory). Most democratic governments are not run by religion, which means law is decided to be fair by congress and voting, vs. getting morality out of a book, without having a …show more content…
Federal regulation, law, and infrastructure takes forever to implement. vs. a dictatorship where leader just says "do this..." and it gets done. Because representation is supposed to be about the majority vote. It means minority groups can easily get the shaft. The governmental structure of democracy has never been able to work purely by itself. Most democratic governments are democratic republicans or democratic parliaments. What this means is that for a true democracy everyone has to know everything about politics to make an educated vote. That is what democracy means, everyone gets to vote. However since that doesn 't work, we vote in representatives, who are supposed to vote for large groups of people. That means your representative can 't always represent your values, ideas, etc. in government. Most democratic governments by nature will always have national security issues, due to the free movement of people and objects within the countries borders. most democratic representatives pander to different ideologies or lobbyist groups, which means that gridlock, and party politics keeps politicians from actually making representative decisions for the public.
In “Authoritarian practices in new democracies,” Zakaria notes that quite a number of the new democracies have duly elected governments that have acted in authoritarian manners. In many instances in the developing world, democratization

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