Wars for democracy




 
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October 24th, 2004  
Duty Honor Country
 
 

Topic: Wars for democracy


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Originally Posted by ravensword227
As history shows no country has ever invaded and brought a democratic from of government to another people. It never has and it never will.more Iraqi troops.
ravensword227 has a point. Many wars have brought democracy to a country, but they were fought for other reasons.

Has any wars in history been fought for the soul purpose of giving a country democracy?
October 25th, 2004  
redcoat
 
 

Topic: Re: Wars for democracy


Quote:
Originally Posted by Doody

Has any wars in history been fought for the soul purpose of giving a country democracy?
Must be honest, I don't know of any
October 25th, 2004  
Duty Honor Country
 
 
nor do I

All the wars I know about were fought for different reasons than bring democracy. The injection of democracy seems to be a pleasant side affect to many wars.
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October 25th, 2004  
ravensword227
 
Not trying to get technical, but Democracies are unstable and short-lived. There are no true Democracies existing today, and I think the closest anyone have ever come was France (and that was a failure). I think the word "Democracy" is being overused and it makes me sick.

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democracy: "a government of the masses. Authority derived through mass meetings or any other form of direct expression. Results in mobocracy. Attitude towards property is communistic-negative property rights. Attitude toward law is that the will of the majority shall regulate, whether it is based upon deliberation or governed by passion, prejudice and impulse, without restraint or regard to consequences. It results in demagogism, license, agitation, discontent, anarchy."
U.S. Army Training Manual