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Old July 31 2012, 05:45 PM   #33
Doug Otte
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Re: Is the Federation a True Democracy? And How Did It Reach That Poin

iguana_tonante wrote: View Post
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Obviously, the Federation as a whole is a democracy founded on American ideals, as demonstrated in the episode "The Omega Glory," Kirk can even recite parts of the Constitution!
Again, not really. Due to widespread pop culture, I can quote parts of the US Constitution, and I'm not even American nor I live in a country founded on "American ideals".

It would be useful if you defined what you mean by "pure democracy".
When I first read the original post, I almost asked the same question, but I looked up the term first:
http://www.merriam-webster.com/dicti...re%20democracy

So, in a pure democracy, every citizen has an equal say in every vote. Extremely impractical, as you can guess. I don't think it's ever existed in the real world. In practice, we have varying flavors of indirect democracy.

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