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The worst form of government is tyranny. Democracy is actually the best form of government when the people who have that form of government are morally straight and care about their nation not just about their needs

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There is no truly objective answer to that. The dominance of Western values and power all over the world starting in the late 19th century has led to the general opinion that 'democracy' is by definition the best form and 'absolute rule / Dictatorship' etc. by definition the worst.

But it isn't of course, certainly not by definition. Many democratically led countries have been led to their ruin by their democratically elected leaders; just think of Greece and Venezuela as a recent example and of several South American countries in the recent past. The USA today finds itself in a situation where a Republican-dominated Congress will on principle fight tooth and nail any and all policies of the Democrat-dominated Executive branch. And many African countries have all the institutions of democracy but still are rife with dissent, tribal conflict, corruption and other forms of mismanagement.

On the other hand there are countries like China that has a one-party system that allows no real influence from the people and that yet has shown itself a success story, coming as it did from a situation of almost total ruin in the days of Chairman Mao. In the course of history there have been many countries ruled by absolute kings and emperors (think the Roman Empire, Prussia, Saudi Arabia) that considered themselves well-governed despite the lack of democracy.

So you could say that is not really the form of government that will make for a people's happiness and prosperity. It is the matter of any form of government's effectiveness in looking after its people's happiness and prosperity coupled with that people's feeling that they have recourse to a justice and law system that will protect them from any undue actions by government officials.

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