• This is a political forum that is non-biased/non-partisan and treats every persons position on topics equally. This debate forum is not aligned to any political party. In today's politics, many ideas are split between and even within all the political parties. Often we find ourselves agreeing on one platform but some topics break our mold. We are here to discuss them in a civil political debate. If this is your first visit to our political forums, be sure to check out the RULES. Registering for debate politics is necessary before posting. Register today to participate - it's free!
  • Welcome to our archives. No new posts are allowed here.

Greatest Political System

What In Your Mind Is The Best Political System:

  • Communism

    Votes: 4 9.3%
  • Capitalism

    Votes: 25 58.1%
  • Socialism

    Votes: 12 27.9%
  • Fascism

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Imperialism

    Votes: 2 4.7%
  • Oligarchism

    Votes: 0 0.0%

  • Total voters
    43

Hornburger

Active member
Joined
Jun 2, 2005
Messages
452
Reaction score
0
Gender
Undisclosed
Political Leaning
Undisclosed
Capitalism because it is mostly up to you in where you rank in society.
 

GarzaUK

That European Guy
DP Veteran
Joined
Jan 28, 2005
Messages
3,682
Reaction score
625
Location
Belfast, Northern Ireland
Gender
Male
Political Leaning
Centrist
Most of these are economic systems not political systems. Communism, Capitalism, Socialism - these are economic systems.

USA - Democracy capitalism
France - Democracy socialism

The political system is democracy.

Democracy
Totaltarism
Absolute Monarchy
Constitutional Monarchy
Despotism
Fundalmentalism
Republic

Funny enough, their can be a Democratic Communist country, it's just never been tried.
 

Hornburger

Active member
Joined
Jun 2, 2005
Messages
452
Reaction score
0
Gender
Undisclosed
Political Leaning
Undisclosed
GarzaUK said:
Most of these are economic systems not political systems. Communism, Capitalism, Socialism - these are economic systems.

USA - Democracy capitalism
France - Democracy socialism

The political system is democracy.

Democracy
Totaltarism
Absolute Monarchy
Constitutional Monarchy
Despotism
Fundalmentalism
Republic

Funny enough, their can be a Democratic Communist country, it's just never been tried.
oh right...I didn't notice that lol...

But isn't the USA a republic?

I think a republic and capitalism is the best way of doing things :cool:
 

Blackflagx

Member
Joined
Apr 27, 2005
Messages
56
Reaction score
0
Location
Michigan, USA
I prefer socialism...sort of. I think the major industries must be controled by the government, but I really dont have a big problem with some small busineses here and there. And yes, the USA is not a democracy, it is a constitutional republic. A democracy is where the people rule. A republic is where the people elect their rulers.
 

Soviet_Guy

Banned
Joined
May 30, 2005
Messages
383
Reaction score
0
Location
Toronto, Canada
Wow, nice, the poll is tied 5-5, I voted for Socialism as well, Communism just could never work, it's just like Totaliarism, Social Democracy is the best because it doesn't revolve around greed like Capitalism, "cough" America "cough"
 

Roundhouse!

New member
Joined
Jun 6, 2005
Messages
29
Reaction score
0
Location
Hong Kong
Define Greatest.

If the subject was "most efficient" then I would pick despotism. These are the countries that succeed for the longer periods of time. Even old monarchy was just a form of despotism. Imperial china for example...the emperors descisions were absolute and they succeeded more effectively than any other nation in history. Of course this is not black and white, as the throne changed hands hundreds of times and it was not purely the emperor making descisions.

Most ideal I think would be capitalist democracy. It leaves a lot of people in the dirt but it's just so efficient without oppressing as much as despotism.
 

teacher

Banned
DP Veteran
Joined
May 20, 2005
Messages
5,980
Reaction score
30
Location
Nomad.Got a couch,beer,meat,cute daughters,Batman
Gender
Male
Political Leaning
Conservative
Soviet_Guy said:
Wow, nice, the poll is tied 5-5, I voted for Socialism as well, Communism just could never work, it's just like Totaliarism, Social Democracy is the best because it doesn't revolve around greed like Capitalism, "cough" America "cough"

So I work long, hard, and smart for myself to make more money for me and mine in a society that rewards good ideas and value. I invest in my knowledge and the tools of my trade. And you call me greedy. Let me guess, your another sub 20 year old who hasn't yet made 100k in his life. Am I correct?
 

farleft

New member
Joined
Jun 6, 2005
Messages
6
Reaction score
0
The term democracy is too broad for this poll, it needs to be more specific.
 

Comrade Brian

DP Veteran
Joined
Apr 18, 2005
Messages
1,239
Reaction score
0
Location
NE, Minnesota
Gender
Male
Political Leaning
Undisclosed
I picked Communism because its the most democratic because there is NO government, so it can't be totalitarian, and Hornburger capitalism doesn't let you pick, did I choose to be rich or poor, I most certainly DID NOT, there is no system where pick your social class, thats why communism is better because there is NONE, and Soviet Guy, socialism can be both totalitarian or democratic, but unlike capitalism it works better under democratic

and there is no communist country because otherwise there wouldn't have been social classes, money, or government, the USSR,Cuba were both socialist, but socialism is rather vague
 

Hornburger

Active member
Joined
Jun 2, 2005
Messages
452
Reaction score
0
Gender
Undisclosed
Political Leaning
Undisclosed
Comrade Brian said:
I picked Communism because its the most democratic because there is NO government, so it can't be totalitarian, and Hornburger capitalism doesn't let you pick, did I choose to be rich or poor, I most certainly DID NOT, there is no system where pick your social class, thats why communism is better because there is NONE, and Soviet Guy, socialism can be both totalitarian or democratic, but unlike capitalism it works better under democratic

and there is no communist country because otherwise there wouldn't have been social classes, money, or government, the USSR,Cuba were both socialist, but socialism is rather vague
I never said the chance was equal. I said there is a chance. And in communism ideally there is none...but of course there always is social classes. In Communist Russia those classes were even more clearly defined than when the czar was in power.
 

Shye

New member
Joined
May 29, 2005
Messages
43
Reaction score
0
Gender
Male
Political Leaning
Independent
I voted Socialism. People are more equal in a Socialism system, but I don;t like the whole government controls everything
 

edb19

Member
Joined
May 31, 2005
Messages
122
Reaction score
0
Location
Sylvania, Ohio
Gender
Female
Political Leaning
Conservative
All right - I voted capitalist because as a FEDERAL REPUBLIC form of government, the US is a free-market (and thus capitalistic) society.

However, capitalism isn't a form of government. Its a social structure based on a free market, personal property, freedom, and individual rights.
 

Silvermike

New member
Joined
Jun 19, 2005
Messages
5
Reaction score
0
This discussion seems to be more about economic system than form of government. We could easily have a one party state government like in China and still have capitalisn.

America is not a democracy, but a Republic. To be democracy, it would have to

A) Be a direct democracy where every citizen motions and votes on every single legislation instead of an elite few who vote on our behalf.

B) The tyranny of the majority reigns over the minority. In a republic, minority groups have leverage over the majority.
 

Soviet_Guy

Banned
Joined
May 30, 2005
Messages
383
Reaction score
0
Location
Toronto, Canada
:bravo:
Silvermike said:
A) Be a direct democracy where every citizen motions and votes on every single legislation instead of an elite few who vote on our behalf.
Yes, that's exactly what Socialism would allow.
 

cavehunter

Member
Joined
May 10, 2005
Messages
57
Reaction score
0
Location
Idaho Falls,ID
I say the best political system is a theocracy. A true theocracy is not a rule from a religious group , but rather from God. When we are in his presence (those of us worthy enough) we will have the perfect government.
 

Comrade Brian

DP Veteran
Joined
Apr 18, 2005
Messages
1,239
Reaction score
0
Location
NE, Minnesota
Gender
Male
Political Leaning
Undisclosed
Soviet_Guy said:
You know, if the Communists voted Social, then it'd be 19 to 10 instead of the one sided situation we have here.
If there wasn't communism as an option, I would have.
 

Shadowlands

Member
Joined
Jun 22, 2005
Messages
52
Reaction score
0
Location
Ct
TO BE HONEST IMPERIALISM IS THE GREATEST ECONOMIC SYSTEM Actually because you get more out of it. But its wrong.

So capitalism is the next best thing.
 
Top Bottom