It failed to maintain a stable economy, which led

It is commonly thought that the issue
regarding countries that are in need is
that they do not have a stable economy or government. This has often been
observed in previous countries that failed to maintain a stable economy, which
led to the collapse of not only their economy but also their government. Due to
this, there has been a clear link established between a country’s government
and economy. A stable economy is often associated with democracy, specifically
due to the structured and organised nature of having a stable government that
promotes fairness through electoral campaigns, the most notable government
regarding such campaigns being the United States of America.

            One
of the most notable countries that failed to maintain a stable economy was the
Union of Soviet Socialist Republics. Though opinionated, it is often thought
that the reasoning behind the failure of the USSR was due to their stance on an
equal economy and government. Founded by Victor d’Hupay, communism describes
the equality of property of any sort, which economically denies the right to
establish a free market in regards to the laws of supply and demand.
Furthermore, communism describes the ownership of property by the state, not by
individual firms or persons which defies capitalism and therefore goes against
the thought of a stable economy based on production, profit and economical
growth. This ideology would stabilise within an economy that doesn’t require
economical growth, so while the ideology would seem viable in an economy that
is financially stable, it would not suffice within an economy that physically
needs assistance. Historically, the best form of assistance is simply economic
growth. We’ve seen the tactic of economic growth being used multiple times in
the past. This has been utilised in the Truman Doctrine, founded in March 12th
1947 and the Marshall Plan of 1948, otherwise known as the Foreign Assistance
Act of 1948. Indirectly, this allowed the introduction of both democracy and
capitalism within the society (due to the introduction of inequal economics
into a government) which proved to be extremely beneficial to both the economy
and the government. Both acts stabilised the countries that received aid: both
acts proved that democracy greatly assisted countries in receiving a stable
economy separate from communism. Democracy, and indirectly capitalism, promote
and encourage competition and (though it may seem like a negative aspect)
rivalries when it comes to trade. This, in turn, increases the competency of
the people that are in charge of the economy and people that basically drive it
to any direction.

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Useful
vocabulary

1-
Democracy

Democracy is a form
of government which, as in the name (demokratia = rule of the people), empowers
the people and allows for a logical
amount of equality, not to be confused with socialism. The people of the nation
run by democracy take part in nationwide elections and choose representatives
from among them to run the country for them. Most democratically run countries
also have a parliament and representatives and delegates from all around the
country represent their respective regions in such. This form of government was
first found by Athenians and Ancient Greece, allowing Ancient Greek city-states
to flourish and pretty much shape the course of history back in the day.

2-
Capitalism

         Capitalism describes the economical and
political system where a country’s trade and industry is controlled by a
central, often democratic, government. This allows for the balance of such
economics and to allow a stable country based on the logic and laws of supply
and demand. Furthermore, it allows for the definitive values of public goods to
be followed for stable government spending, a set tax to allow for demerit
goods to be profitable for governmental economics as well as the reduction of
the use of such products and many more ideologies that actively define a stable
market. Capitalism tends to come with a free martket, which allows the economic
growth of both startup companies and long-term companies who wish to increase
their profit. By definition, capitalism purely promotes the economic growth of
a country through the use of stable government and economics. Capitalism also
comes with a free justice for banks, which allows for loans to be given out to startup
companies and further progresses the growth of newer entities into a country’s
economy, regardless of what the goal of that company is.

3-
Communism

            Communism is a form of government that promotes
the common ownership of any sort of
property or type of production that is in a state (meaning the people as a
whole are the ones that theoretically own said property or form of production),
in turn eliminating the presence of any social classes or any form of currency
that shows one’s wealth (which is also pretty much nonexistant in communist
states). It encourages social and economical equality, eliminating competition
and slowing down any form of development as seen by the comparison of West
Germany which was led by democracy and East Germany which was led by communism.
This form of government was initially suggested by French philosopher Victor
d’Hupay and was later popularized and spread via the works of German
philosopher and writer Karl Marx. The first internationally and historically
significant communist nation was (despite being dubbed socialist) the Union of
Soviet Socialist Republics.

 

 

How
did the issue first occur?

Democracy has
originated in Ancient Greece and allowed the nations that were in that region,
mostly consisting of city-states, to rule the known world back in the day.
However, it was not a major form of government for the tens of centuries to
come, only becoming significantly popular after the French Revolution in the
18th century. From then on, just like how it was for communism, fanatic
supporters of democracy attempted to “spread the revolution” in other regions
of the world, succeeding in nations like the Ottoman Empire, Germany (though it
would not last for very long) and the United Kingdom and taking over the world
by the 20th century after the last significanty powerful nations led by
communism and fascism were removed. However, it has not spread to the entire
world yet and we see in countries that were colonial states in the past lack
any form of proper government that helps promote development, mainly being led
by warchiefs and international criminals. The success of democracy when it
comes to economical and social development when compared to other forms of
government is evident if one were to ever research said governments’ history.
Other forms of government eventually collapsed while democracy continues to
spread.

The
disappearance and collapse of other forms of government

The Soviet Union,
the largest nation led by communism and democracy’s biggest rival when it came
to international trade was an absolute titan of diplomacy and economic
strength, mainly because of their overwhelming manpower. However, due to it
possessing power via oppression, taking the properties of the very people that
it sought to empower, it ended up collapsing in 1991. Other nations and
dictatorships followed soon after in Central Africa and America. However, those
regions still do have several countries that are led by dictators which needs
to be changed. Examples to this could be Zimbabwe which just recently swapped
one dictator (Robert Mugabe) for another.

 

The
effects of the problem on today’s society

The lack of
democracy seen in Central Africa and America basically prevents proper economic
development and causes human rights violations due to some of the countries
being led by war criminals or warchiefs. This, in turn, impoverishes said
states and causes hunger and famine which is exactly the opposite of what the
United Nations wishes to accomplish. This poverty, hunger and famine results in
numerous deaths every year, potentially ruining more than a billion people’s
lives.

 

Already
existing and possible conflict subsequent to the problem

The numerous civil
wars in countries that lack proper democracy every single year with the Syrian
Civil War being a pretty appropriate example are a very significant result of
the problem we are facing. The fact that African criminals and warchiefs are
getting richer everyday causes them to increase their activity and ruin more
people’s lives as a result.

 

Possible
Solutions

The possible
methods of promoting democracy within countries that do not currently support
democracy is extremely difficult due to the nature of the country’s government
entirely rejecting any idea that is proposed to such a change in both political
and economical agendas. While propaganda could provide an effective method of
informing the public, it would be heavily frowned upon and seen as a threat by
the country’s government. A much more peaceful method of promoting democracy
would be to give the country examples of how democracy would benefit the
government and economy. It would be controversial to suggest democracy
informatively to the people of the country and suggest that the government is
against such an idea due to the illegitamacy of the government. As an example,
a government or political leader with nothing to hide will be entirely open to
a democratic government if they were certain that they would be re-elected into
power, so to reject such a change proposes the public’s opinion to sway towards
their leader being corrupt, clearly being frowned upon by the leader.

An extremely
effective method of promoting democracy would be to present a treaty between
two countries. This would allow the allegiance of a country with a failing
government and economy to coincide with a government of superpower, such as the
USA, which would entirely influence the decision to sway towards a democratic
government. Another method would simply be the presentation of facts and
statistics, such as the economic growth of a country which could allow the
political leader to gain an insight into what their country could become if
allowed to run by a democratic government. A promise of economic growth, bank
stability and increased government spending could propose an agreement to be
struck within a country that promotes either left-wing or right-wing political
agendas, allowing for the debate between political parties to take place that
could easily replace a dictator and allow the public to choose their preference
in governmental policies.

If the country in
question is in a specific committee or organisation (which could be unlikely
due to the democratic leadership of the world’s leading organisations and
allegiances of nature), it would be entirely viable to suggest the other
countries of this allegiance to propose a democratic pathway to this country.
Furthermore, it would be entirely viable for a country such as the United
States of America to suggest the promotion of democracy to the United Kingdom
simply as a suggestion and not offensive propaganda and education of the
country’s inhabitants.

The funding of one
country with a failing government or economy by a democratic government would
entirely consolidate the idea of changing to a democratic government due to the
suggestion that the funding democratic government in question are able to
afford such a funding scheme to the country in question, which suggests that
the country that is being funded would also be able to gain a stable enough
income to follow in the footsteps of that country. Furthermore, if the funding
country has access to Weapons of Mass Destruction, the idea of research funding
could be presented if the country is able to consolidate a democratic
government and grow their economy through the following of capitalist motions.

A country that is
failing in government and economy also fails in defensive purposes due to the
lack of funding that regards their army and manpower, so the suggestion of an
increase in military spending could strike the government’s leader as being
extremely lucrative, especially if the dictatorship aspect of the country’s
political leader is one of aggression. Such instances of military spending
being a priority can be viewed within the continent of Africa and many militias
that are formed within these countries. Furthermore, the development of country
infrastructures can be suggested through the potential funding of oil reserves
and pumps, refineries, mines and other infrastructure-related aspects of
funding that can provide a huge boost to the economy.

The idea of
taxation could be introduced to the country, especially if statistics regarding
the taxation policies within the United Kingdom and United States of America
are introduced. One example would be to introduce income tax. By funding a free
market and allowing the country’s economy to follow the laws of supply and
demand and to develop innovation and companies that can grow within the
economy, the idea of income tax will become extremely prominent whenever people
begin to work for these companies. Not only will unemployment rates plummet as
soon as such companies begin to ground, but the GDP will increase drastically
as soon as new companies are formed which immediately allows for the government
to taxate any and all incomes that regard the foundation of such companies.
Furthermore, the funding of public services and a stable justice system can
easily be presented within this system; those who fail to declare all income
will be held accountable within a court of law that allows the country’s
government to receive compensation for the illegitamacy of their people. This
ties in appropriately with the idea of law enforcement, medical services, fire
& rescue services and many more organisations.

Many charities
around the world are expressing their interest in assisting the development of
countries that have a low economical GDP. An excellent point can be made to the
country’s government that suggests that such charities will be extremely
interested in developing operations within countries that display an interest
in developing democratic and capitalist policies, which presents them as being
on the “correct pathway to economical growth and governmental stability”. It
could be suggested that charities will not be interested nor determined to
express interest in operating within a country known for dictatorships and a
lack of a stable government.

In conclusion, a
solution must be developed that suggests a peaceful approach to an unstable
country’s government while also informing the entirety of the country (notably
their government’s inclusion) of the benefits of economical and political
stability, while also suggesting that the political leader will be able to
maintain their leadership and position of power following the change to
democracy.

 

Countries
that are involved

United
States of America

The United States
of America is an absolute beacon of democracy, being the largest and most
powerful nation that is run by the ideology. It was founded with the intentions
of fully and properly embracing democracy and capitalism, succeeding in their
endeavours. It has actively attempted to spread democracy through what some may
consider questionable means and has been successful in most of its attempts
with the rest causing more problems than benefits. The United States of America
is still attempting to spread democracy through subversive means by using the
Central Intelligence Agency and through military conflicts such as the one seen
in Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan.

The
United Kingdom, France, Germany and other European countries

The majority of the
members of the European Union actively seek to spread and promote democracy in
countries that are in need, specifically in Africa and America (their
historical colonies). The reason why they are not listed separately is due to
the fact that whenever these countries attempt to spread democracy, they do so
via coalitions and alliances that consist of the same nations consistently.

 

Organizations
and individuals which/who had or still has an impact on the matter

 

European
Union

The European Union
includes trade agreements that are free between members of the union, which
allows a free market economy and trade of goods, capital and people. This
allows for the entirety of the members to achieve sole democracy which is
enforced by an external body and allows for sound financial stability which
highly assists in allowing the countries to function as productive members of
both the union and society. Furthermore, the European Union acts as an external
governing body over the entirety of the union’s members which entirely
compliments the ideology of democracy, especially when taking into
consideration the clause agreements that must be met when attempting to leave
the union, similar to clause agreements that would have to be met when a state
attempts to break away from a central governing body.

Warsaw
Pact

 

The Warsaw Pact
displayed an aggressive approach to the push of communism, promising a stable
economy and protection which resulted in a consolidation of power on behind of
the USSR. The Warsaw Pact could be viewed as an attempt to establish a
comparison to the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation, however the ideals of
communism appear extremely aggressive within this instance and shows an entire
contrast to the main ideals of the democratic NATO.

North
Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO)

         The North Atlantic Treaty Organisation,
commonly abbreviated to NATO, played significant impact to the combat of
communism countries and containment during the Cold War. NATO was estabalished
before the Warsaw Pact, specifically in 4 April 1949. It is an
intergovernmental military alliance between several North American and European
countries based on the North Atlantic Treaty that was signed on 4 April 1949
which poses an allegiance of countries that fought a common enemy throughout
the Cold War, however the motives of the organisation are both defensive and
democratic. The three permanent members of NATO (UK, USA, France) possess
nuclear weaponry, however these countries are fully democratic. By definition,
democracy describes a stable government through electoral processes, which NATO
establishes an allegiance between simply for defensive purposes. The first NATO
Secretary General, Lord Ismay, stated in 1949 that the organisation’s goal was
“to keep the Russians out, the Americans in, and the Germans down”,
which purely defines the effectiveness of NATO establishing democracy and
promoting their agenda in leading defensive operations of nuclear countries.

United
Nations (UN)

            Historically,
the United Nations has played a great part in promoting democracy within
countries that are typically unstable. One of the most notable examples was the
participation of the United Nations within the Cold War (exemplar focus is
placed on the Cold War due to the combating of two country ideologies;
communism and democracy) where the United Nations attempted to find middle
ground between the communist superpower of the USSR with the democratic
superpower of the USA. This middle ground proved extremely difficult to meet
simply due to the conflict of such ideologies, which subsequently led to the
development of the Cold War.