Why are Democracies seen as more moral than dictatorships considering all the wars the USA and UK have started?

There is this idea that dictatorships are oppressive and attack their neighbors while democracies promote internal and external peace. It is true that there have been terrible dictators like Hitler and Stalin and Zedong and Pot, but when you really think about it, democracies aren't really peace-loving either.

The British Empire has been a democracy since at least the 1800s,  and they still went on to colonize the world and invade 90% of all countries on earth.

And the United States of America is the premier country of democracy, but it also has had the largest military budget on Earth since the 1940s, overthrew other democracies in a coup to install loyal dictators, and started wars all around the world.

So really, why are dictatorships seen as evil when your average U.S. president or U.K. Prime Minister have a lot more blood on their hands then say Lee Kuan Yew or the current leader of Morocco.

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  • Foofa
    Lv 7
    4 weeks ago

    Fairness in domestic policy doesn't always equal the same in foreign affairs. 

  • 4 weeks ago

    The USA is not a "democracy".  It's a "republic", a different type of government.  Tell us what wars the USA has started.  It has helped to end a few and has fought too many in other countries for no reason.

  • Dan
    Lv 5
    4 weeks ago

    I don't have the idea that you speak of. Anyway it sounds like you are re-thinking your ideas. 

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