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Non-White Democrats are more conservatives than Democrats as a whole : White Democrats remain more likely than black or Hispanic Democrats to describe themselves as liberal. (...) In 2019, a majority (55%) of white Democratic and Democratic-leaning registered voters identified themselves as liberal (...) By contrast, more black Democratic voters continue to ...


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Democracies frequently disestablish themselves, especially when they are new. A typical pattern is: (1) independence or first democratic elections in a previously non-democratic state or an interrupted democratic state (e.g. by occupation or war or coup), (2) allegations of corruption and incompetence surround the neophyte democratic political leaders, (3) ...


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This is one of the reasons why most large societies use representative democracy rather than direct democracy. Direct democracy, where all the people vote on the laws, makes "tyranny of the majority" much easier, as in the example you describe. In a representative democracy, the theory (which may not always hold out, but often does) is that the ...


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It only took about two years from the NSDAP becoming the strongest party in the election of July 1932 to Hitler establishing complete dictatorship as Führer and Chancellor after President von Hindenburg's death in 1934. The Nuremberg Race Laws were passed in 1935. (In addition, after the July 1932 election parties that were against the German Republic held a ...


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Social trust, Separation of powers, and Supermajority barriers. Social trust is a belief in the honesty, integrity and reliability of others – a “faith in people.” If voters lack trust in the honesty, integrity and reliability of a defined set of people, maybe based on religion, ethnicity, gender, wealth, social status, criminal history, location, ...


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I think the answer to this question comes down to political culture. In essence, democracy (as well as every other political system) originates with a set of attitudes, beliefs, desires, and assumptions that both instigate the formation of the system and perpetuate themselves within the system. In the specific case of democracy, people prioritize liberty, ...


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