Different Forms Of Government Treat Their Citizens

2121 Words Apr 6th, 2016 9 Pages
The amount of power that a government should have within a country has been argued throughout history. A mutualistic relationship between a government and its people is clear in almost every society in the world, yet, the dominance one entity has over the other varies from case to case. The United States’ foundation is based upon the fact that the Government works for the people in which actual citizens take part in maintaining a fair, unified authority, but this modern democracy has many pros and cons and is still not agreeably the best form of government. People’s opinions differ on how much say any given person should have on the decisions his or her county makes and the relationship a government should have with its people is very debatable.
Different forms of government treat their citizens in different ways. George Orwell illuminates a society in which the government has complete control and people are forced to follow any and all demands from their leaders. This dystopic society shows how a completely totalitarian government connects with the people. Oceania, the country in which the main character Winston lives, is ruled by “The Party”. In order to stop a revolution there is surveillance at all times and citizens are “vaporized” if they are believed to be nonconformists (Orwell). In the novel the use of “Doublethink”, which is the power to have two different thoughts in your mind and believe that both of them are true, is a necessary survival mechanism instilled in…
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