History, International Relations, People, World Politics

How well do you know Democracy?

Are these statements true or false? 

  1. Democratic governments are elected by the people 
  2. Democracy works only in Western Countries
  3. Fundamental Rights are protected in a Democracy 
  4. Democracy focuses on Rule of Law
  5. Democracies do not have elections 
  6. There can only be 2 parties in a Democracy 
  7. Democracy enables all groups in a country to get equal opportunities
  8. Democracy needs a free press to sustain itself  
  9. Democracy is not compatible with a Presidential form of Government 
  10. Democracy allows for women to participate in politics 
  11. Democracy protects the Rights of Minority communities 
  12. Democracy allows for free speech and expression among people 
  13. Democracy does not allow citizens to protest peacefully 
  14. Democracy ensures accountability from those in power 
  15. Democracy ensures that conflicts are settled in a peaceful manner 

A Democracy is a form of Government where the citizens have the maximum powers. It is important for all of us to understand what a Democratic form of Government is and to protect and preserve  democratic values and ideas across the world. A Democracy ensures that the fundamental rights of citizens are maintained and that all citizens get the freedom to participate in the political process of a country, without a democratic framework, a country could go into Authoritarian rule where people could be oppressed and have their rights taken away from them. It is therefore important for us to understand what a Democracy is and to clear misconceptions that people have about a democratic system.

Democracy is “government of, by and for the people”. -Abraham Lincoln

Answer Key

True, False, True, True, False, False, True, 

True, False,True, True, True, False, True, True

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