Imagine the next time you step into your voting booth your ballot only lists one candidate to choose from. Or perhaps your ballot lists four candidates, but they are all from the liberal party. This is because politics are based on systems, there are two main types of political systems. There are dictatorships and democracy and each system has they own ideology which sets how the nation will operate. .
Democracies are multiparty political systems that rest on the principle of rule by the people. Most people that live in democracies have civil liberties and political rights. Individuals that feel multiparty systems are best value equality, accountability, and freedom. Nations that have multiparty political systems will meet the needs of the public through means of political equality, a higher standard of living, and civil liberties. .
Dictatorships are one party political systems that are ruled by one leader or elite group of people under the principle of authoritarian. Some feel that dictatorships are the most effective forms of government because decisions are made quickly and extreme nationalism benefits the military and economy. These people value order, nationalism, and authority. However, these systems can result in violence, repression of the public, and few provisions for changes to the system. .
The most important aspects of the democratic way of life are the principles of individual equality and freedom. Citizens in a democracy are entitled to equal protection of their persons, possessions, and rights. They also have equal opportunity to pursue lives and careers and rights of political participation. In addition citizens are free within the framework of the law, to believe, behave and express themselves as they wish. Democratic societies seek to guarantee their citizens certain freedoms, including freedom of religion, press and speech. Overall citizens choose how they want to live their life, and are forced with propaganda or indoctrination.