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25歳男性の勉強全般に関する日記。英語系が多めです。

英検1級2次試験:Is democracy the best form of government?

Is democracy the best form of government?

(民主主義は最も良い政府の形態か?)

 

I agree with the view that democracy is the best form of government.

I have two reasons to support my opinion.

 

First, democracy has economic benefits. In the past, it used to be important for our society to create tangible things such as machinery so that we can live our daily lives easily. However, in modern societies, we need to bring new “values” even if they are intangible. In democratic nations, citizens are allowed to exchange their ideas and opinions freely. Under this situation, people are more likely to create new services, contributing to economic growth.

 

Second, dictatorship violates the principles of human rights. One of the typical examples of this is North Korea. In the country, criticisms of the country’s leaders often result in your entire family being arrested. In the first place, freedom of speech is a fundamental human right recognized in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. No governments should have the capability of limiting freedom of speech.

 

From these two perspectives, I believe that democracy is the best form of government. (175 words)

 

【内容の要約】

結論:Agree

①(民主主義の場合)経済的効果

②(独裁主義の場合)人権侵害にあたる

 

②については、『英検1級英作文問題完全制覇』を参考にしました。

民主主義のメリットを2種類書くのが難しかったので、2番目の理由・具体例(3段落目)において反対の概念である「独裁主義」のデメリットについて記述する形にしてみました。