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Democracy vs. Totalitarianism

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Democracynoun

(uncountable) Rule by the people, especially as a form of government; either directly or through elected representatives (representative democracy).

Totalitarianismnoun

A system of government in which the people have virtually no authority and the state wields absolute control, for example, a dictatorship.

Democracynoun

A government under the direct or representative rule of the people of its jurisdiction.

Totalitarianismnoun

a form of government in which the ruler is an absolute dictator (not restricted by a constitution or laws or opposition etc.)

Democracynoun

(uncountable) Belief in political freedom and equality; the "spirit of democracy".

Totalitarianismnoun

the principle of complete and unrestricted power in government

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Democracynoun

Government by the people; a form of government in which the supreme power is retained and directly exercised by the people.

Totalitarianism

Totalitarianism is a concept for a form of government or political system that prohibits opposition parties, restricts individual opposition to the state and its claims, and exercises an extremely high degree of control over public and private life. It is regarded as the most extreme and complete form of authoritarianism.

Democracynoun

Government by popular representation; a form of government in which the supreme power is retained by the people, but is indirectly exercised through a system of representation and delegated authority periodically renewed; a constitutional representative government; a republic.

Democracynoun

Collectively, the people, regarded as the source of government.

Democracynoun

The principles and policy of the Democratic party, so called.

Democracynoun

the political orientation of those who favor government by the people or by their elected representatives

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Democracynoun

a political system in which the supreme power lies in a body of citizens who can elect people to represent them

Democracynoun

the doctrine that the numerical majority of an organized group can make decisions binding on the whole group

Democracy

Democracy (Greek: δημοκρατία, dēmokratiā, from dēmos 'people' and kratos 'rule') refers to a form of government in which the people either have the authority to choose their governing legislators, or the authority to decide on legislation. Who is considered part of the people and how authority is shared among or delegated by the people has changed over time and at different speeds in different countries, but more and more of the inhabitants of countries have generally been included.

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