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Outcomes Of Democracy

Question 3:

Give arguments to support or oppose the following assertions:

  • Industrialised countries can afford democracy but the poor need dictatorship to become rich.

  • Democracy can’t reduce inequality of incomes between different citizens.

  • Government in poor countries should spend less on poverty reduction, health, education and spend more on industries and infrastructure.

  • In democracy all citizens have one vote, which means that there is absence of any domination and conflict.

Answer:

Industrialised countries can afford democracy but the poor need dictatorship to become rich. This statement is incorrect as can be seen from the examples of India and Zimbabwe. In 1947, India was included in the Third World nations, but now, it is one of the fast-growing economies in the world. On the other hand, Zimbabwe, which was a fairly prosperous nation, has run into huge international debt with the progres...

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