Democracy in the Contemporary World

Democracy in the Contemporary World - NCERT Guide Civicse Class 9

Q1: Which of the following does not lead to the spread of democracy?
  1. Struggle by the people
  2. Invasion by foreign countries
  3. End of colonialism
  4. People’s desire for freedom
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Q2: Which of the following statements is true about today’s world?
  1. Monarchy as a form of government has vanished.
  2. The relationship between different countries has become more democratic than ever.
  3. In more and more countries rulers are being elected by the people.
  4. There are no military dictators in the world.
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Q3: Use one of the following statements to complete the sentence:

Democracy in the international organizations requires that . . . .

  1. The rich countries should have a greater say.
  2. Countries should have a say according to their military power.
  3. Countries should be treated with respect in their proportion to their population.
  4. All countries in the world should be treated equally.
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Q4: What are the difficulties people face in a non-democratic country? Giveanswers drawing from the examples given in this chapter.
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Q5: Which freedoms are usually taken away when a democracy is overthrown by the military?
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Q6:Which of the following positions can contribute to democracy at the global level? Give reasons for your answer in each case.
  1. My country gives more money to international institutions. Therefore I want to be treated with more respect and exercise more power.
  2. My country may be small or poor. But my voice must be heard with equal respect, because these decisions will affect my country.
  3. Wealthy nations will have a grater say in international affairs. They can not let their interests suffer just because they are outnumbered by poor nations
  4. Big countries like India must have a greater say in international organizations.
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