Democracy in the Contemporary World
Democracy in the Contemporary World - NCERT Guide Civicse Class 9
Which of the following does not lead to the spread of democracy?
- Struggle by the people
- Invasion by foreign countries
- End of colonialism
- People’s desire for freedom
Which of the following statements is true about today’s world?
- Monarchy as a form of government has vanished.
- The relationship between different countries has become more democratic than ever.
- In more and more countries rulers are being elected by the people.
- There are no military dictators in the world.
Use one of the following statements to complete the sentence:
Democracy in the international organizations requires that . . . .
- The rich countries should have a greater say.
- Countries should have a say according to their military power.
- Countries should be treated with respect in their proportion to their population.
- All countries in the world should be treated equally.
Q4: What are the difficulties people face in a non-democratic country? Giveanswers drawing from the examples given in this chapter.
Q5: Which freedoms are usually taken away when a democracy is overthrown by the military?
Which of the following positions can contribute to democracy at the global level? Give reasons for your answer in each case.
- My country gives more money to international institutions. Therefore I want to be treated with more respect and exercise more power.
- My country may be small or poor. But my voice must be heard with equal respect, because these decisions will affect my country.
- 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
- Big countries like India must have a greater say in international organizations.