A mob rule system of government. Inevitably fails.

Has major differences to a representative form of government.
In Democracy every man has a vote but does not work on large scales. Generally leads to chaos due to lack of organization and the pure anarchy due to the lack of rule of law.

In contrast, the federalized republic is a large scale Democratic system that is made up of many people's representatives elected by popular vote.
by American June 03, 2003
"Government by the people, of the people, for the people."

Abraham Lincoln
"Democracy is when you say what you like and do what your told."

Dave Barry
by Gus Svatoy August 28, 2009
Democracy is a form of government on which a country is aparently run by a few who are voted into power by a mass, we of course know this to be a lie because every form of domocratic government (including the British government)is completely corrupt. Take the EU for example, when did anyone ever get to vote on any EU 'TREATY', NEVER, only the proud Irish got a vote and the EU COMPLETELY IGNORED IT.

british government should be a Elitist monarchy

EU governemt should burn under the foot of the independant european countries

America is ok but can be a bit thick at times.

dieu et mon droit

God save the Queen
EU: hey, lets have a united states of europe!

Populus: NO WAY

EU: democracy only works for the rich and the people in power, you common masses dont count!

EU: is that a yes?

Populus: NO

EU: we have a U.S.E
by Bohemian Rolfe July 18, 2008
It got something to do with young men killing each other.
Man 1: Have you heard about the War in Iraq?
Man 2: Yeah, its full of Democracy!
by Ralbert M November 20, 2007

Democracy: from the Greek 'demos', people and 'kratos', power:

1: A system of government in which an entire national population is totally deprived of power by a few worthless bits of paper with Xs on them.

2: Totalitarianism with some eye-candy.
Democracy, you either hate it or loath it.

In a democracy, you get to vote for everything except whether or not you want to live in a democracy.

Moderator: "I'm not accepting the use of the word $%*£$*** on FreeSpeech4Awl. Don't argue, it's not a democracy!"
by Patrick_not_a_username June 13, 2006
a rather silly word which, throughout time, has been used to refer to the ruling of a select elite over the people who have only the illusion of say in the nation
the United States
The Roman Republic
the ancient Greek City states (all of them)
Great Britain
every other country that declares itself a democracy
by rage_for_freedom March 19, 2009
"...the worst form of government except for all those others that have been tried"

- Winston Churchill

Or what my kindergartener told me: "100 kings"
Democracy is a bitch...but then again...
by GrampaButterBall November 06, 2008
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