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 Form 2 History and Government: Democracy and Human Rights Online Lessons

Merits of democracy

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Merits of democracy
a) It is founded on the concept of the people and therefore leaders cannot ignore the people from whom they get authority to rule.
b) It recognizes equality among all the people without discrimination.
c) It promotes patriotism or national pride as it urges people to participate in their governance.
d) It promotes liberty and peace as it advocates for peaceful coexistence.
e) Since it is based on moral and educative values, democracy helps individuals to develop their personality.
f) Democracy balances the liberty of the individual with the power of the state.


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