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Submitted by Nadine Mazraani (Germany), Dec 28, 2008 at 11:00

what does the United States of America gain from exporting democracy?The results in Iraq are not promising and I see how much the US had to sacrifice to spread democracy there-sort of a mission impossible-and then ended up in that quackmire And what about considering certain aspects in applying democracies to other countries that differ from the US in their history with democracy-if any-,tradition,culture,values and norms which Dahl had highlighted in his book How Democratic Is the American Constitution?

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