What is a good form of government?
How do you want to be governed? Who is running the society? Who or whom are behind all the decisions? Is democracy more than voting? What would you do, if you were given the authority to govern? Would you share it and if, with whom? Human history has produced various different forms of government and some of them function a little better than others.
Kaulbach Society will develope its own functions and aims according to the voting, which could even have an affect to the choosing of the members.
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1. Corporate Rule
The Government lies in the hands of the five most influential corporations e.g. Nokia, UPM-Kymmene. The influentiality is defined by their share of the GDP.
Benefits: The ruling corporations know how the global financial markets function. They also know how many people to employ and how much to pay as a salary.
Defects: The welfare state will collapse and the people will start to protest.
2. Interest Group Rule
The Government lies in the hands of all the different interest groups, e.g the professional and industrial life unions and the organizations for sport, youth, artists, handicapped etc.
Benefits: The representatives of these interest groups know their own field and it's interests.
Defects: The division of powers is even more complicated than in the multi-party system because of the vast amount of the interest groups. The selection of decision-makers will be problematic.
3. One-party Dictatorship
The Government lies in the hands of one party only.
Benefits: No compromises or immoderate discussions.
Defects: The same.
The Government lies in the hands of a person alike to Vladimir Putin, a dominant leader. The leader will achieve the position by a battle.
Benefits: The members of the nation do not have to think by themselves, but only to follow their great leader, which can make life easy.
Defects: The governing becomes one-sided. Dictators become paranoid, because of their lack of trust. Corruption blossoms.
5. Regional Rule
The Government lies in the hands of the administrative districts. The state government decides over only of the foreign and defence policies and divides the taxes.
Benefits: Normally things have better possibilities of functioning in smaller units. The members of the nation have better chances to act on the system according to their own will. The state government is simpler and more economical.
Defects: If you do not belong to any old chap-networks, life will become unbeareable to live.
6. Confederation (e.g. Finland-Sweden)
Both of the states decide to their own issues by the means of parlamentarism. They do have shared foreign policy and defence forces.
Benefits: Confederation could have more power in the fields of foreign policy. The maintenance and support costs for the defence forces become low and the forces are more effective as allied.
Defects: Only few nations are equal enough to avoid any conflicts or self-esteem issues.
7. Federation of the European Union
The Government lies in the hands of the parlament of the Union. Member nations of the Union have regional rule. The government is clearly centralized.
Benefits: Federation of the European Union has more power in relation to e.g. the USA, Russia or China. Byrocracy will be rearranged at some level.
Defects: The vast amount of the European nations and cultures complicates the coordination of the Union. The biggest states have the rule of power.
8. The Civilized Intelligents
The Government lies in the hands of six civilized and cultivated persons which are selected by the people. Every one of them has proven strong understanding of history, arts, philosophies and cultures. The rule of every person lasts for ten years. The turn to resign alternates for two persons at a time. In midway there is a vote of confidence for the people to decide their trust to the intelligents.
Benefits: The civilized intelligents are the oldest and have received the power and trust for their experience and knowledge. The vast knowledge of history and cultures prevents them from repeating the injustice of the past. There is no unessential byrocracy.
Defects: The worst case scenario is that the intelligents will forget the people and use the power for their on benefit.
The Government lies in the hands of monarchs that is inherited.
Benefits: There is no need for elections. The nation can enjoy and follow the impressive and exciting life of their leaders.
Defects: Monarchy is expensive. Additionally, the breeding inside the family will cause serious inherited illnesses.
10. Militar Dictatorship
The Government lies in the hands of the army generals, who act in close connection with the secret service and leaders of economic life.
Benefits: Safety and protection guaranteed. The history of mankind is a history of wars, a powerful army equals powerful specialist ruling.
Defects: The nation has no rule in their own matters. Corruption blossoms.
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PLAN*B Referendum by >> Kaulbach Society