What is 'Democracy'?


What is democracy?

Having democracy in your country means you get to vote in actions of the leader of your region. Hillary Clinton is our priminister and we get to have a say on what the country does. In my opinion, that leads a good country. But say in North Korea, people from the same family tree had been ruling over and over for 70 whole years and bare in mind, this wasn't voted for. If people in North Korea want to vote or believe Kim Jong Un is wrong, they will get punished, if necessary (And most of the time it apparently is).

What is flawed democracy? (information from Google)

Flawed democracies are nations where elections are fair and free and basic civil liberties are honored but may have issues (e.g. media freedom infringement). ... Authoritarian regimes are nations where political pluralism has vanished or is extremely limited, making it flawed. Meaning of flawed: having or characterized by a fundamental weakness or imperfection. The meaning even explains how not letting people uncontrolled of the country vote is BAD!

How do we vote?

This is a hard question if you are referring to people our age (0-17) because you can only have a "vote" at the age of 18. Here's what Google says~ 'A voting age is a minimum age established by law that a person must attain before they become eligible to vote in a public election. ... When the right to vote was being established in democracies, the voting age was generally set at 21 or higher. In the 1970s many countries reduced the voting age to 18.' This is still fair though. There are numerous reasons why you should be 18 to vote for things (a few --->) You should have started college because you get preferably 'wister'We can still have our say, though! Us that are too young to vote can discuss it with others, just like our little family do here! The difference is that our opinion ('vote') isn't going to someone like Hillary.

Sorry it's quite a long link! I do not know what went on, honestly, Google is weird!


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  • Olivia-Avatar.jpg Olivia @ Topical Talk
    04 Apr 2019

    Thanks for your post, and well done for researching! Your tips at the end are really helpful. In future, when you research from another source, please write the information in your own words. That helps us to know what you have totally understood the information you're finding, plus it helps everyone else reading your post!

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