Could Dictatorships be a Better Option for Developing Countries?

859 Words Jul 11th, 2018 4 Pages
“Government of people, by people and for the people is called democracy”, (Aristotle) the Greek or more precisely Aristotle defined democracy this way. In these recent times though, democracy has changed in shape and form and has constantly evolved since the last 100 years or so. So it is quite difficult to find a definition of democracy in modern times, which is accepted universally. Every country delineates democracy according to its own customs and ethics, and considers it to be best. A common credence is that, a country prerequisites democracy in order to prosper, but we have not got any subsequent evident between democracy and GDP progression. Under developed countries in Asia, South America and Asia don’t hold a candle to most …show more content…
They are just concerned with getting meal on their table and economic stability; they do not care where these things come from. Democracy has not worked for common man, instead of alleviating his problems it has increased his financial worries. In every democracy his life is more miserable than before. In democracy poor hold more power than rich, because they are more in numbers. But this is not the case in under developed countries, where rich dominate poor. As Aristotle said, “In a democracy the poor will have more power than the rich, because there are more of them, and the will of the majority is supreme.”(Aristotle). Poor just concede to rich will because he thinks rich can get rid of his problems, but his troubles only increase as time passes by.
Illiteracy hinders democracy in developing countries. Countries like Pakistan, India, Africa and Nigeria have a little literacy rate. People are not able to choose right representatives for them, and are bewitched by the sweet talk of politicians. People cannot safe guard their rights and end up electing corrupt politicians. In this turmoil, you cannot afford to have even one voter who is ignorant of his rights and choices he makes, as John-F Kennedy said, “The ignorance of one voter in a democracy impairs the security of all.”(John-F Kennedy, 1963)

There is lack of evidence pertaining to the discussion between democracy and
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