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Old May 5 2012, 06:14 PM   #14
horatio83
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Re: Age of Majority / Voting Age in the Federation

BillJ wrote: View Post
Just because Kirk called it democracy doesn't necessarily mean he's referring to American democracy...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Soviet_democracy
Council democracy is not a bad idea per se, after all they shortly had it in France. I think that worker participation in the work place is very important if you wanna have true democracy but on the political level I am a big friend of centralization. It is just not possible to use this spontaneously creative, direct democratic council idea on population levels of millions in the case of nation states, billions in the case of world states and trillions in the case of the Federation council.
So while the Federation has probably little to do with American style capitalist democracy which is not a system that is stable in the long-run due to the conflict between capitalism and democracy it also has most likely little to do with council democracy due to the large population of the Federation.
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