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Democracy versus Dictatorships?

Political overview and possible risks. (Democracy or totalitarianism? What form of political influence? Wartime influence? Explain)

b. Legal system overview information.
c. Economic overview (Individualistic or collectivism? What would be the influences for your company?)
d. Social overview (language, cultural, customs, traditions, values, and ethical challenges).

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According to www.essays.com dictatorships are one party political systems that are ruled by one leader or an elite group of people under the principle of authoritarianism; some feel that dictatorships are the most effective form of government because decisions are made quickly and extreme nationalism benefits the military and the economy; these individuals value order, nationalism, and authority. However, according to this author, these systems often result in violence, repression of the public, and few provisions for changes to the system.

According to www.essays.com democracies are multiparty political systems that rest on the principle of rule by the people; most people that live in democracies have civil liberties and political rights. According to this author, individuals who feel that multiparty systems are the best form of government value equality, accountability, and freedom; nations that have multiparty political systems will meet the needs of the public better through the means of political equality, a higher standard of living, and civil liberties. For example, according to Rummel (2010) democracy is a national society that is largely regulated by bargaining power. In addition to a central government, according to Rummel, a largely economic free market exists and many other social relations depend mostly on ...

Solution Summary

This essay describes several political ideologies; mainly democracy and dictatorship and what are the main elements of each of these types of political philosophies. In addition, the American free market economy is explained and various freedoms are listed in terms of countries with democratic rule.

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