Is There Such Thing As A Free Country?
A government is the supreme entity, whether an individual or a group, who governs an organization, usually a nation. Governments are usually elected for a term of office and then serve until their terms end. Governments can either be constitutional monarchies, absolute, or constitutional republics. There are also some that exist outside of the world in political communities. Examples include: the European Union and suzerainty states.
The difference between democracy and monarchy is that the population does not have a say in a government’s rules. Therefore, the power that a government may have is determined by the society in which it exists. A democratic government may have a monarchical leader, although not always. A democratic government may have aarchy, aristocratic, or bureaucratic leadership.
Unlike monarchies and aristocracy, governments that exist within societies with a complex social structure tend to be oligarchies. Oligarchies are ruled by one person, usually a hereditary member of the ruling family, who takes all the power. The most famous of this type of government are the Roman and Greek empires. In contrast, Democrats tend to be ruled by a collection of citizens with differing perspectives on how to run a society. If enough citizens come together to form a new political system, they may choose to work together to establish an aristocratic orocratic government.
Nowadays, the best indicator of how a government works is how well organized and how transparent its institutions are. The Enures Editorial Team notes that a democracy may have an informal, “pervasive” form of surveillance, where the population may not be aware that the state monitors their activities. At the same time, the ability to privacy is not asened with modern technologies such as GPS tracking. Therefore, privacy in a democracy is not always fully guaranteed.
A Republic, on the other hand, is ruled by a monarch, who exercises absolute power. For a republic to have a democratic form of government, its system of checks and balances must be in place, allowing checks and balances between a government and its citizens. The best example of a republic is Ancient Greece, where the remnants of the old aristocratic government sat in what came to be the constitutional Greek constitution. Aristotle argued that a republic was a form of government that was “Republican through its youth”.
So, can we say that there is no such thing as a free country? Well, in theory yes, but in practice no such thing exists. A republic may seem like a better choice than a monarchy, and it might be if the government doesn’t abuse its power. We see this when autocrats fall from grace and the people want change. However, a republic might lack democracy’s guarantee of privacy, and without government you cannot have an open society.