Is it important to live in a democracy?

Democracy is the system of government which some countries is currently adapting.
Research had made it known that democracy is a government where citizens are governed through their elected representatives. Most people often say its a government defined by the people or elected them as our representative and a government for the people because they look after or take care of the needs of its citizens. It is derived from a Greek word "Démokratía" which literally means "rule by peiple". In this system of the citizens is allowed to show or rather excersie power by voting. Democracy deals with the majority and the majority is considered from the citizens. It is achieved by a free and fair election and the active participation of the people.
I'll define democracy as the government which gives its citizens the right and the power to select their leaders through a free and fair election. Also can be defined as the government that prevents social discrimination from the rich and the poor. The importance of democracy should be altered verbally well because of its distinctive advantages. People come first in any democratic government. The laws are created with the best interest of the citizens at heart. This type of government treats all citizens equally. The head of states are chosen by the people of the nation in accordance to their performance and their zeal to serve the people. The leader must have shown one or two good works before he can hope to be elected into office. And his work must continue in order to enjoy his position as the leader of the Country.
In democracy the voices of the mass can never be suppressed, their complaints must be attended to. This system of government happens to be stable and peaceful because it elect its leaders at regular intervals thus giving time for another leader. The State or rather Country is peaceful with this unlike a dictatorship whereby if the leader fails to do well he is over thrown by assassination by rivals or unhappy subjects. Also having only one leader to rule over a lot of people. Is a huge task and cannot be attended to properly.
Democracy caves avenue for every citizen should be treated as an equal, not minding the gender, creed, color, faith etc. Due to this, everyone is protected equally by the law and everyone also is equally susceptible to prosecution by the law incase of any criminal offense. This system also helps curb corruption in diverse ways.
Democracy is really important in a Country because the citizens are involved and they are given the opportunity to make their choice. Democracy is transparent because it promotes free and fair elections. The state is likely to have a debate on the public and its major policies and legislation. Also the citizens gets to have the right to information about its government and its functions. It also helps to develop equality among citizens without democracy citizens will be left out in the matters concerning government, this causes them to be ignorant about their state government. It also enhances the dignity of the individual. Decision making is then made equal, the government is allowed to make a complete decision without the approval of its electorates.
Democracy is really important in a stare because, it provides a method to resolve conflicts and it gives room to correct any form of mistake. Due to there's democracy in a country its citizens are allowed to follow any religion it adores be it Christian, Islamic, Traditionalist and the rest of them as far as its meaningful to them.
Democracy is important and its needed in a country because it allows a citizen to have the freedom of speech and expression. It gives room for a citizen to voice out his or her opinions and share their ideas. It also prevents rebellion by the people in authority which are known as "elites" with the help of democracy, the citizens are educated politically because of their participation in political affairs.
Research has also shown that democracy is standing constitution in the world and therefore is regarded as the most stable and successful. And no record has been made about two democratic countries given to war. Government are likely to fight another government, but the people never wish to fight other people. Democracy resistance dictatorship which means only man one rules a state. A country where there's dictatorship is likely to face a lot of challenges due to the fact they can't control the mind of their ruler. And its ruler doesn't have any opposition partly that stops it from making any silly advances.
Democracy is the most suitable form of government than any other government because it provides prosperity to citizens and also great opportunities to contribute towards the development of the nations. Its needed and important because is objectively the best system of government human beings have been able to come up with so far.

Name:-Chibuoke Mmesoma PraiseGod
School name:- University Of Nigeria Secondary School Enugu Campus.
Class:- Senior Secondary School 3

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