Democracy: An Important Game-Changer

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Democracy is an important game-changer. In the past, people suffered from the sovereign who abuses their power to rule the society. The unfair policy restricts citizens’ freedom, yet they did not change for thousands of years. Pursuing democracy is a goal for most people since few hundred years ago. It did not only destroy imperial authoritarianism, but also brought us civil rights and better life quality. Why did it change the world? How could it last for several centuries? And what were the predictors of its success at the time? I would like to answer these questions below. Democracy is a game-changer because it had inspired the human race and improved our lives. The concept was born during the Age of Enlightenments by the philosophers such as Rousseau and Montesquieu. According to Wilson (2004), they suggested science and logical thinking skills and raised the citizens’ awareness of politics and social affairs. People realized the fatal problem of societal totalitarianism, so they fought for their own inborn rights. During the protest of democracy, Declaration (1789) was made in terms of equality, rule of law, freedom and welfare, so the message of democratic revolution had been spread worldwide that nations such as Republic of China, India and some African countries could enjoy the fruit of revolution and break the dogma of absolute obedience. The countries thus manifested important qualities, such as justice and rule of law. People could live a better life without cruelty. This told us that democracy changed the world and turned a new leaf of history. Although democracy benefits the people, it might lose its power if a society could not fulfil the essentials. For example, if the countries are poorly civilized or developed, t... ... middle of paper ... ...it is believed that to be the end of history. Being established in 18th century, modern democracy became a gospel of the world. Blessing more and more places, laws and freedom became touchable for most of us. We can control the future policies, so we can live better lives. Therefore, it created a new era and may never die. Bibliography: 1. Chan (2004). HK fulfils 5 essentials for democracy (Chinese). Retrieved 20 November, 2013, from Chinese University of Hong Kong, Web site: http://ihome.cuhk.edu.hk/~b512758/km_articles/km1/24.doc 2. Fukuyama, Francis (1989). The End of History. Retrieved 20 November, 2013, from http://www.wesjones.com/eoh.htm 3. Juan J. Linz (1996). Problems of Democratic Transition and consolidation 4. The Declaration of Human and Civic Rights (1789). 5. Wilson, E.J. & Reill, P.H. (2004). Encyclopedia Of The Enlightenment. Infobase Publishing
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