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  • #16
    This poll is weird...With the exception of complete Anarchy, all of the forms of government could be sucessful and fair for the people living under them.

    Ok...now is the time for some wacko to explain why anarchy is the best type of "government".

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    • #17
      King and Queen Rule :O. Prime Minister Makes Decisions, King and Queen just show how rich they are.
      My Profile Sux.

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      • #18
        Why is "Communism" listed as different from "Democracy"? Damn kids, raised on a diet of Civ.
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        • #19
          Originally posted by Firetiger
          What the heck? Do you even live in the US?
          My bet is he does not live in the USA.
          formerly littlek

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          • #20
            Originally posted by Ghostly apparition
            Well Lebanon is a democracy--seems they voted for terrorism (they're pretty much run by hezbolla)
            Hezbollah holds some odd 13% of Lebanon's parlament. They can't even form a majority coalition with sympathetic parties. Okies?

            Don't be confusing Lebanon (A pretty damn good example of a Middle Eastern democracy, if you ask me), with Palestine. Where, you know, the 'other' party was hopelessly corrupt, and got jack squat done.

            Oh, and by the way, for your information, once a 'terrorist' organisation becomes a government, then it is by definition no longer a terrorist organisation. That's why when the US commits questionable acts, they shouldn't be considered acts of terrorism.

            Terrorism is performed by groups with no official ties with nation-states. When a country engages in it, it's called 'war'.

            As for this sorry poll, I vote 'it doesn't bloody matter'. The political and social culture of a nation defines its standard of living, rather then what its government calls itself.

            PS, sky - the United States is a representational republic, which is why its a Rule of the Dollar, rather then Rule of the Unwashed Masses.

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            • #21
              I'll vote whichever one that gives me the right to get pocketmoney of my parents, not have to clean my room, and go to bed, WHEN I feel like it.
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              • #22
                Oligarchical Collectivism.
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                • #23
                  Cake-Barter Eudaimonia With a Hint of Crypto-Cthulhiana.

                  "Alls I need are my squiddies and pie."
                  -- George Washington Barker, First Presidentiary of Caketown

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                  • #24
                    It appears we have a classic case of an unhappy young american with unhappy old parents who blames everything (or at least a whole lot) on the government, wihtout bothering to do any research. I vote against that option, but they're so messed up I don't know whichone that is.
                    "Just off the border of your waking mind there lies another time, where darkness and light are one. As you tread the halls of sanity, you feel so glad to be unable to go beyond. I have a message from another time."

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                    • #25
                      worst list of choices ever - need to be a bit more specific there.

                      Imo it really depends on the country and the people what system of governance is appropriate. Democracy isn't for everyone, some people prefer more authoritarian rule.
                      It also depends on the quality of the system, living under 'true communism' would be pretty dam sweet, but historically the quality of radical socialist/communist regimes has been poor.
                      The merits of democracy as well, as many have suggested already in this thread, depend on the quality of the system, universal suffrage is a feature we tend to take for granted nowdays. Also truely representative democratic system can be a very weak and struggle to reach consensus on anything (too many voices - eg. Weimar republic).

                      However, my main criticism of democracy is that even in the best case scenario the rule of the majority often leads to oppression of minority social groups. The great irony is that democratic systems don't inherently foster equality, despite equality of individual voting power.
                      And let's face it, the general populace are easily swayed and manipulated and often vote in quite a self-serving fashion, rather than for the collective interest.

                      I vote communism, because in theory (Karl Marx's true communism) it is the system of government that facilitates the greatest equality.
                      Practically however, i think liberal democracy is the best system for Australia, where I live. I like the idea that individual freedom produces greater happiness in a society.
                      Last edited by TafferBoy; 10 Aug 2006, 06:30 PM.
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                      • #26
                        Originally posted by Ghostly apparition
                        Well Lebanon is a democracy--seems they voted for terrorism (they're pretty much run by hezbolla)
                        Oh, and Iraq, from all appearances it would seem they voted for civil war. LOL
                        I would question whether or not Hezboola are a terrorist organisation. Its just too 'convenient' a label, some people argue they are more of a political group, although personally they seem more like a militant group, or some kind of citizens army.
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                        • #27
                          Originally posted by TafferBoy
                          I would question whether or not Hezboola are a terrorist organisation. Its just too 'convenient' a label, some people argue they are more of a political group, although personally they seem more like a militant group, or some kind of citizens army.
                          They are an organisation that is not directly accountable to any nation state (Unlike, say, the CIA), that performs acts of terrorism/war.

                          Sounds like a terrorist organisation to me.

                          Otherwise, the important difference between them, and US militias, is that those militias aren't firing rockets into Mexico.

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                          • #28
                            Originally posted by sky-fiwa-
                            U.S. Government is really dumb have to say, Politicians blamed bish because a hirricane struck us. I don't know other countries that are bad at democracy, or don't do great decisions.
                            Who is this "Bish" person and what has he done to the dying race of hirricanes ?
                            On demand this signature has been changed. I hope nobody was insulted or got harmed due to my signature. If this is the case, I'm fully responsible for the harm that was done. Do you feel harmed or you simply want a listening ear?

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                            • #29
                              Originally posted by Swiss Mercenary
                              ...the United States is a representational republic, which is why its a Rule of the Dollar, rather then Rule of the Unwashed Masses.
                              Originally posted by Swiss Mercenary
                              (Unlike, say, the CIA), that performs acts of terrorism/war.

                              Sounds like a terrorist organisation to me.

                              Otherwise, the important difference between them, and US militias, is that those militias aren't firing rockets into Mexico.
                              And let's not forget... http://forums.blackcatgames.com/showthread.php?t=8828

                              You obviously run your mouth just to get a reaction from the many US forum members here. Does it feel that good for you?

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                              • #30
                                I like how sky-fiwa-'s opinion of the U.S. has changed since then.

                                I also seem to remember someone stating that Swiss was a master at flamebaiting, but I wasn't able to find it on the forums. Maybe it was just in IRC...
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                                The prequel.

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