It is commonly thought that the issueregarding countries that are in need isthat they do not have a stable economy or government. This has often beenobserved in previous countries that failed to maintain a stable economy, whichled to the collapse of not only their economy but also their government.
Due tothis, there has been a clear link established between a country’s governmentand economy. A stable economy is often associated with democracy, specificallydue to the structured and organised nature of having a stable government thatpromotes fairness through electoral campaigns, the most notable governmentregarding such campaigns being the United States of America. Oneof the most notable countries that failed to maintain a stable economy was theUnion of Soviet Socialist Republics. Though opinionated, it is often thoughtthat the reasoning behind the failure of the USSR was due to their stance on anequal economy and government. Founded by Victor d’Hupay, communism describesthe equality of property of any sort, which economically denies the right toestablish a free market in regards to the laws of supply and demand.Furthermore, communism describes the ownership of property by the state, not byindividual firms or persons which defies capitalism and therefore goes againstthe thought of a stable economy based on production, profit and economicalgrowth.
This ideology would stabilise within an economy that doesn’t requireeconomical growth, so while the ideology would seem viable in an economy thatis financially stable, it would not suffice within an economy that physicallyneeds assistance. Historically, the best form of assistance is simply economicgrowth. We’ve seen the tactic of economic growth being used multiple times inthe past. This has been utilised in the Truman Doctrine, founded in March 12th1947 and the Marshall Plan of 1948, otherwise known as the Foreign AssistanceAct of 1948.
Indirectly, this allowed the introduction of both democracy andcapitalism within the society (due to the introduction of inequal economicsinto a government) which proved to be extremely beneficial to both the economyand the government. Both acts stabilised the countries that received aid: bothacts proved that democracy greatly assisted countries in receiving a stableeconomy separate from communism. Democracy, and indirectly capitalism, promoteand encourage competition and (though it may seem like a negative aspect)rivalries when it comes to trade.
This, in turn, increases the competency ofthe people that are in charge of the economy and people that basically drive itto any direction. Usefulvocabulary1-DemocracyDemocracy is a formof government which, as in the name (demokratia = rule of the people), empowersthe people and allows for a logicalamount of equality, not to be confused with socialism. The people of the nationrun by democracy take part in nationwide elections and choose representativesfrom among them to run the country for them. Most democratically run countriesalso have a parliament and representatives and delegates from all around thecountry represent their respective regions in such. This form of government wasfirst found by Athenians and Ancient Greece, allowing Ancient Greek city-statesto flourish and pretty much shape the course of history back in the day.2-Capitalism Capitalism describes the economical andpolitical system where a country’s trade and industry is controlled by acentral, often democratic, government. This allows for the balance of sucheconomics and to allow a stable country based on the logic and laws of supplyand demand.
Furthermore, it allows for the definitive values of public goods tobe followed for stable government spending, a set tax to allow for demeritgoods to be profitable for governmental economics as well as the reduction ofthe use of such products and many more ideologies that actively define a stablemarket. Capitalism tends to come with a free martket, which allows the economicgrowth of both startup companies and long-term companies who wish to increasetheir profit. By definition, capitalism purely promotes the economic growth ofa country through the use of stable government and economics. Capitalism alsocomes with a free justice for banks, which allows for loans to be given out to startupcompanies and further progresses the growth of newer entities into a country’seconomy, regardless of what the goal of that company is.3-Communism Communism is a form of government that promotesthe common ownership of any sort ofproperty or type of production that is in a state (meaning the people as awhole 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 currencythat shows one’s wealth (which is also pretty much nonexistant in communiststates). It encourages social and economical equality, eliminating competitionand slowing down any form of development as seen by the comparison of WestGermany which was led by democracy and East Germany which was led by communism.
This form of government was initially suggested by French philosopher Victord’Hupay and was later popularized and spread via the works of Germanphilosopher and writer Karl Marx. The first internationally and historicallysignificant communist nation was (despite being dubbed socialist) the Union ofSoviet Socialist Republics. Howdid the issue first occur?Democracy hasoriginated 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 tocome, only becoming significantly popular after the French Revolution in the18th century. From then on, just like how it was for communism, fanaticsupporters of democracy attempted to “spread the revolution” in other regionsof the world, succeeding in nations like the Ottoman Empire, Germany (though itwould not last for very long) and the United Kingdom and taking over the worldby the 20th century after the last significanty powerful nations led bycommunism and fascism were removed. However, it has not spread to the entireworld yet and we see in countries that were colonial states in the past lackany form of proper government that helps promote development, mainly being ledby warchiefs and international criminals. The success of democracy when itcomes to economical and social development when compared to other forms ofgovernment is evident if one were to ever research said governments’ history.Other forms of government eventually collapsed while democracy continues tospread.
Thedisappearance and collapse of other forms of governmentThe Soviet Union,the largest nation led by communism and democracy’s biggest rival when it cameto international trade was an absolute titan of diplomacy and economicstrength, mainly because of their overwhelming manpower. However, due to itpossessing power via oppression, taking the properties of the very people thatit sought to empower, it ended up collapsing in 1991. Other nations anddictatorships followed soon after in Central Africa and America. However, thoseregions still do have several countries that are led by dictators which needsto be changed. Examples to this could be Zimbabwe which just recently swappedone dictator (Robert Mugabe) for another. Theeffects of the problem on today’s societyThe lack ofdemocracy seen in Central Africa and America basically prevents proper economicdevelopment and causes human rights violations due to some of the countriesbeing led by war criminals or warchiefs. This, in turn, impoverishes saidstates and causes hunger and famine which is exactly the opposite of what theUnited Nations wishes to accomplish. This poverty, hunger and famine results innumerous deaths every year, potentially ruining more than a billion people’slives.
Alreadyexisting and possible conflict subsequent to the problemThe numerous civilwars in countries that lack proper democracy every single year with the SyrianCivil War being a pretty appropriate example are a very significant result ofthe problem we are facing. The fact that African criminals and warchiefs aregetting richer everyday causes them to increase their activity and ruin morepeople’s lives as a result. PossibleSolutionsThe possiblemethods of promoting democracy within countries that do not currently supportdemocracy is extremely difficult due to the nature of the country’s governmententirely rejecting any idea that is proposed to such a change in both politicaland economical agendas. While propaganda could provide an effective method ofinforming the public, it would be heavily frowned upon and seen as a threat bythe country’s government.
A much more peaceful method of promoting democracywould be to give the country examples of how democracy would benefit thegovernment and economy. It would be controversial to suggest democracyinformatively to the people of the country and suggest that the government isagainst 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 toa democratic government if they were certain that they would be re-elected intopower, so to reject such a change proposes the public’s opinion to sway towardstheir leader being corrupt, clearly being frowned upon by the leader.An extremelyeffective method of promoting democracy would be to present a treaty betweentwo countries. This would allow the allegiance of a country with a failinggovernment and economy to coincide with a government of superpower, such as theUSA, which would entirely influence the decision to sway towards a democraticgovernment. Another method would simply be the presentation of facts andstatistics, such as the economic growth of a country which could allow thepolitical leader to gain an insight into what their country could become ifallowed to run by a democratic government. A promise of economic growth, bankstability and increased government spending could propose an agreement to bestruck within a country that promotes either left-wing or right-wing politicalagendas, allowing for the debate between political parties to take place thatcould easily replace a dictator and allow the public to choose their preferencein governmental policies.If the country inquestion is in a specific committee or organisation (which could be unlikelydue to the democratic leadership of the world’s leading organisations andallegiances of nature), it would be entirely viable to suggest the othercountries of this allegiance to propose a democratic pathway to this country.
Furthermore, it would be entirely viable for a country such as the UnitedStates of America to suggest the promotion of democracy to the United Kingdomsimply as a suggestion and not offensive propaganda and education of thecountry’s inhabitants.The funding of onecountry with a failing government or economy by a democratic government wouldentirely consolidate the idea of changing to a democratic government due to thesuggestion that the funding democratic government in question are able toafford such a funding scheme to the country in question, which suggests thatthe country that is being funded would also be able to gain a stable enoughincome to follow in the footsteps of that country. Furthermore, if the fundingcountry has access to Weapons of Mass Destruction, the idea of research fundingcould be presented if the country is able to consolidate a democraticgovernment and grow their economy through the following of capitalist motions.
A country that isfailing in government and economy also fails in defensive purposes due to thelack of funding that regards their army and manpower, so the suggestion of anincrease in military spending could strike the government’s leader as beingextremely lucrative, especially if the dictatorship aspect of the country’spolitical leader is one of aggression. Such instances of military spendingbeing a priority can be viewed within the continent of Africa and many militiasthat are formed within these countries. Furthermore, the development of countryinfrastructures can be suggested through the potential funding of oil reservesand pumps, refineries, mines and other infrastructure-related aspects offunding that can provide a huge boost to the economy.The idea oftaxation could be introduced to the country, especially if statistics regardingthe taxation policies within the United Kingdom and United States of Americaare introduced.
One example would be to introduce income tax. By funding a freemarket and allowing the country’s economy to follow the laws of supply anddemand and to develop innovation and companies that can grow within theeconomy, the idea of income tax will become extremely prominent whenever peoplebegin to work for these companies. Not only will unemployment rates plummet assoon as such companies begin to ground, but the GDP will increase drasticallyas soon as new companies are formed which immediately allows for the governmentto taxate any and all incomes that regard the foundation of such companies.Furthermore, the funding of public services and a stable justice system caneasily be presented within this system; those who fail to declare all incomewill be held accountable within a court of law that allows the country’sgovernment to receive compensation for the illegitamacy of their people. Thisties in appropriately with the idea of law enforcement, medical services, fire& rescue services and many more organisations.Many charitiesaround the world are expressing their interest in assisting the development ofcountries that have a low economical GDP.
An excellent point can be made to thecountry’s government that suggests that such charities will be extremelyinterested in developing operations within countries that display an interestin developing democratic and capitalist policies, which presents them as beingon the “correct pathway to economical growth and governmental stability”. Itcould be suggested that charities will not be interested nor determined toexpress interest in operating within a country known for dictatorships and alack of a stable government.In conclusion, asolution must be developed that suggests a peaceful approach to an unstablecountry’s government while also informing the entirety of the country (notablytheir government’s inclusion) of the benefits of economical and politicalstability, while also suggesting that the political leader will be able tomaintain their leadership and position of power following the change todemocracy.
Countriesthat are involvedUnitedStates of AmericaThe United Statesof America is an absolute beacon of democracy, being the largest and mostpowerful nation that is run by the ideology. It was founded with the intentionsof fully and properly embracing democracy and capitalism, succeeding in theirendeavours. It has actively attempted to spread democracy through what some mayconsider questionable means and has been successful in most of its attemptswith the rest causing more problems than benefits. The United States of Americais still attempting to spread democracy through subversive means by using theCentral Intelligence Agency and through military conflicts such as the one seenin Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan.TheUnited Kingdom, France, Germany and other European countriesThe majority of themembers of the European Union actively seek to spread and promote democracy incountries that are in need, specifically in Africa and America (theirhistorical colonies). The reason why they are not listed separately is due tothe fact that whenever these countries attempt to spread democracy, they do sovia coalitions and alliances that consist of the same nations consistently. Organizationsand individuals which/who had or still has an impact on the matter EuropeanUnionThe European Unionincludes trade agreements that are free between members of the union, whichallows a free market economy and trade of goods, capital and people.
Thisallows for the entirety of the members to achieve sole democracy which isenforced by an external body and allows for sound financial stability whichhighly assists in allowing the countries to function as productive members ofboth the union and society. Furthermore, the European Union acts as an externalgoverning body over the entirety of the union’s members which entirelycompliments the ideology of democracy, especially when taking intoconsideration the clause agreements that must be met when attempting to leavethe union, similar to clause agreements that would have to be met when a stateattempts to break away from a central governing body.WarsawPact The Warsaw Pactdisplayed an aggressive approach to the push of communism, promising a stableeconomy and protection which resulted in a consolidation of power on behind ofthe USSR. The Warsaw Pact could be viewed as an attempt to establish acomparison to the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation, however the ideals ofcommunism appear extremely aggressive within this instance and shows an entirecontrast to the main ideals of the democratic NATO.NorthAtlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) The North Atlantic Treaty Organisation,commonly abbreviated to NATO, played significant impact to the combat ofcommunism countries and containment during the Cold War. NATO was estabalishedbefore the Warsaw Pact, specifically in 4 April 1949. It is anintergovernmental military alliance between several North American and Europeancountries based on the North Atlantic Treaty that was signed on 4 April 1949which poses an allegiance of countries that fought a common enemy throughoutthe Cold War, however the motives of the organisation are both defensive anddemocratic.
The three permanent members of NATO (UK, USA, France) possessnuclear weaponry, however these countries are fully democratic. By definition,democracy describes a stable government through electoral processes, which NATOestablishes an allegiance between simply for defensive purposes. The first NATOSecretary 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 andpromoting their agenda in leading defensive operations of nuclear countries.UnitedNations (UN) Historically,the United Nations has played a great part in promoting democracy withincountries that are typically unstable. One of the most notable examples was theparticipation of the United Nations within the Cold War (exemplar focus isplaced on the Cold War due to the combating of two country ideologies;communism and democracy) where the United Nations attempted to find middleground between the communist superpower of the USSR with the democraticsuperpower of the USA.
This middle ground proved extremely difficult to meetsimply due to the conflict of such ideologies, which subsequently led to thedevelopment of the Cold War.