I plan on observing what most others have to say and I plan on including my own opinions on a more...limited basis, so to all who will comment, do not take what I will be writing as my actual opinions. I will not deny that they are representative of my own position, but I will not confirm it either. Throughout history, the most successful empires and nations, the most revolutionary and progressive ones as well, were not democracies by any means. The early Persian empire, which developed a highway network and strong central government with effective provincial magistrates hardly even fathomed popular sovereignty. The Phoenecian states, like the Carthaginian Empire were ruled by king-like figures. The most shining example, Rome, persisted in various forms for roughly 2000 years (Kingdom of Rome, SPQR, Romanum Imperium, Western and Eastern Rome, Byzantine Empire) and arguably more. The more successful Germanic tribes (Franks, Lombardy, Goths...) Had strong warrior king figures, The Mongols ruled the largest empire in the world's history.The list goes on easily up to Nazi Germany. The question is: Does democracy promote greater progress and societal evolution than any other system, or does it only project that illision? Democracy is now popular amongst great swathes of the world, but are these people in need of disillusionment to see that dictatorships actually get more done?
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