An Evaluation Of A Democratic Republic

1935 Words Nov 17th, 2014 8 Pages
Democracy is a multi-dimensional complex system of which the sum is greater than its individual parts. Another perspective that can be used to better understand the conceptual framework of democracy is its identity as a contrast of communism. In the recent century, there have been periods of revolution where regimes have fallen and a democratic system replaced the oppressive communist system. The purpose of this paper is to examine and analyze Hungary’s attempt to function as a democratic republic beginning with the preceding factors that lead to the transition from communism to democracy followed by the transition process itself from 1990 to 1991. An evaluation of the political system fifteen years after the transition will be included in order to formulate an idea of what the future holds for Hungary in terms of political functioning. A comparison with the democratic political system of Germany will follow in an attempt to further understand the underlying factors determining the success or failure of transitioning from the oppressive nature of a communist regime to a political system conducive to the advocacy and promotion of self- actualization for the individuals within. Finally, an insight on the implications of Hungary backtracking to becoming a communist republic will serve as a justification to why this issue is significant not just to individuals living within the confines of the Hungarian State, but also to the future of Democracy throughout eastern Europe…
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