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I am quite tiered of everyoen claiming it is wrong for Western countries to push towards democracy in other areas of the world saying we should not Impose democracy on other cultures, because it is mainly a western standard. Then when peopel start to mention esovereignity of countries to make their own decisions it has simply passed the line where it went from slightly ignorant to rediculous.

If you are to allow the local people and culture to determine how a country should be run, democracy is more or less implied. A surpressive maniac like Saddam Husein is not a very good representative for the local population. Is it really so difficult to understand that if the local people of a country are the ones who are to decide how the country should be run, then democracy is absolutely neccessary.

As for sovereignity, it applies to a country and its people, not to some dictatorial government. Iraq is a Soevereign country, but Saddam Husein is not. Those who advocate that all countries should have isolationism as their main agenda should be reminded that if the US foreign policy had been such during the 1940s then we would be speaking German or Russian right now. What goes on in other countries is our business. If we have the power to remove a dictator responsibel of genecide, then we are responsible for the consequences of leaving him to do whatever he wants.
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(Original post by Jonatan)
As for sovereignity, it applies to a country and its people, not to some dictatorial government. Iraq is a Soevereign country, but Saddam Husein is not. Those who advocate that all countries should have isolationism as their main agenda should be reminded that if the US foreign policy had been such during the 1940s then we would be speaking German or Russian right now. What goes on in other countries is our business. If we have the power to remove a dictator responsibel of genecide, then we are responsible for the consequences of leaving him to do whatever he wants.
There is a balance between affairs between in other countries affairs being revalent to us which they are is so many ways, particularly in terms of the global economy, and interfering directly to gain favourable conditions in that country. Sadly quite a few interventions in the last century have been for straight policy advantage.
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Didn't Spain and Portugal have dictators once? And this was not that long ago.
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Didn't Spain and Portugal have dictators once? And this was not that long ago.
Spain had Franco.
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