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Is democracy a universal aim?

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Submitted by Ben (Russia), Dec 16, 2011 at 15:39

Of course no,I think. Majority of successful states in World history were not democratic including Greek democracy that was not ours. Nations must decide by themselves the necessity of democracy that is just an instrument and is weakly connected with the freedom. The help of democrats-dissidents must not be politically oriented, I think.

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