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Old 17.04.2015, 16:41
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I did. There isn't.
There is democracy in Ankh Morpork.

"One man, one vote" means Lord Vetinari has the one vote and does exactly as he likes.
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Old 17.04.2015, 16:56
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Do we have democracy here on EF? But obviously it is no republic
It's a meritocracy.

With very little merit.
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There is democracy in Ankh Morpork.

"One man, one vote" means Lord Vetinari has the one vote and does exactly as he likes.
Democracies rarely produce the best decisions anyway. I only apply it, as situations arise, when I want all members to take ownership for the decisions made. When they do, they are also required to put up, live with it, and shut up.
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Old 17.04.2015, 19:54
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Democracies rarely produce the best decisions anyway.
out of this sentiment arises every totalitarian regime known to history. after all, a "democratic decision" is made quantitatively, a "best decision" is made qualitatively.

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out of this sentiment arises every totalitarian regime known to history. after all, a "democratic decision" is made quantitatively, a "best decision" is made qualitatively.


Both REPUBLICS and MONARCHIES can be everything from democratic to totalitarian. You even can mix the two forms as Adolf Hitler did, by on one side assuming the role of ImperialChancellor (Reichskanzler) and transforming the role of the ImperialPresident/Reichs-Präsident) into the one of "Führer des Deutschen Reichs / Leader of the German Empire" and taking this role as well. Few People nowadays realize that Benito Mussolini was NOT Head of State of Italy but just the PRIME MINISTER under the King in the Kingdom of Italy.


Good decisions ? Many decisions of
Emperor Napoleon I
Emperor Napoleon III
Emperor Wilhelm II
Emperor Franz Josef II
Marshal Pilsudski
and others were disastrous
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