difference between the power sharing in belgium and sri lanka
Belgium recognised the feelings and interests of diff. communities and regions. Such realisation resulted in mutually acceptable arrangments for sharing power. Whereas, Sri Lanka showed us htat if a majority wants to force its dominance over others and refuses to share power, than it undermines nation unity
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1 .They adopted a policy of power sharing.
2 . They gave equal powers to all communities.. minor or major doesn’t matter.
3 .It solved the problem.
1 .They adopted a policy of Majoritarionism.
2 . They gave preferences to the majority Sinhala group alone, disregarding the minorty.
3 . It only increased the problem.
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in belgium power is shared equally among the different communities and they are all given equal rights and in governments they are equally divided and each community can decide on what law is to be passed but in srilanka it is opposite of this the sinhalese people who are in majority are forming government and they promote and pass out rules without reagarding for other minor communities.the sinhalese people are doing majoritarinim but belgium share power equally.
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1. Belgium is a small country in Europe which has borders with France, Netherlands, Germany and Luxemburg. r
Whereas, srilanka is an island nation, just a few kilometers off the southern coast of Tamil nadu. r
2. It has a population of a little of one crore, about half the population of Haryana. r
Sri lanka has a diverse population with about 2 crore people, about the same as Haryana. r
3. Of Belgium 's total population 59% are Dutch speaking people who live in the Flemish region, 40% are French speaking who live in the Wallonia region. Remaining 1% speak German. r
Total srilanka population has 74% Sinhala-speakers, 18% Tamil speakers and the rest 13% are called ‘srilanka Tamils '.
4. In Belgium power was shared among different language speaking group and the capital had different government. r
While in Sri Lanka majoritarianism was followed. r
5. In Belgium, the Dutch community could take advantage of its numeric majority and force its will on the french and German-speaking population. This could lead to a very messy partition of the country. r
The majority people ruled over the country and minority’s wishes were disregarded. This distrust between the two communities led to civil war killing more than 1000 people of both the community.
6. in Belgium power is shared equally among the different communities and they are all given equal rights and in governments they are equally divided and each community can decide on what law is to be passed r
but in srilanka it is opposite of this the Sinhalese people who are in majority are forming government and they promote and pass out rules without regarding for other minor communities. r
refer text book