Different Forms Of Government Treat Their Citizens

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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…show more content…
The most shocking part of the novel in which doublethink is implemented is when the Party suddenly announces that Oceania is at war with Eastasia and no longer Eurasia. The part that is shocking is that once the announcement is made about the change of countries, the people unquestionably change their previous hate towards Eastasia and immediately despise their once allies Eurasia. The unconditioned trust in the government truly shows how brainwashed the population is, and because of this trust the society is able to function successfully. The true patriotism of the citizens facilitates a lack of anguish over the harsh injustices from the government; everyone in Oceania is content with a brutal lifestyle and none dare to revolt against The Party. Winston shares how society functions successfully behind such a corrupt government when he says, “In a way, the world−view of the Party imposed itself most successfully on people incapable of understanding it”… “By lack of understanding they remained sane. They simply swallowed everything, and what they swallowed did them no harm, because it left no residue behind” (Orwell). Since the decisions that are made in society are done completely by the government, the citizens of Oceania have to absorb whatever the Party announces as fact. With no thoughts about how life could become better the people coexist in a habitat in which they truly believe could not be improved. All injustice and conflict is diminished once people
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