If people do not want a democracy, how will the government that they want be instituted?If people do not want a democracy, how will the government that they want be instituted?

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pohnpei397 eNotes educator| Certified Educator

This is a very hard question to answer because you do not tell us what sort of government the people do want and what kind of government they currently have.

If, for example, you have a democratic system and people want a dictatorship, the potential dictator might get elected democratically and then get more and more power for himself through legal or semi-legal means.  An example of this would be Hugo Chavez in Venezuela.  Chavez was elected in a democratic fashion.  Since then, however, he has been taking more and more power for himself to the point that Venezuela's government no longer really resembles a true democracy.  If this is the government that the people wanted, they got it first through democratic elections and then through Chavez's legal (and semi-legal) actions while in power.

litteacher8 eNotes educator| Certified Educator
Well, poster 3 is pretty much right. It would take a revolution to replace a democracy. Revolution comes in many forms though. There are quiet revolutions and noisy ones. Sometimes a government is slowly taken over by a powerful group until it is only the facade of democracy. That's not going to happen in the case you describe though.
wattersr | Student