Masaki Shibutani
Jun 26 · Last update 3 mo. ago.
Do you think that a strong leader is necessary to lead the country?
Today, the quality of a leader is changing in many countries. There has appeared leaders who maximize the benefits of international relations, like President Trump, rather than leaders aiming for coordination with each country. In Turkey, President Erdogan has also been reelected in the presidential election as a leader with tremendous power in the country. In addition, there are many leaders who set up an extreme policy in each country. Meanwhile, strong leaders create conflicts both domestically and internationally, and it may become a negative to own country. Do leaders leading the country need to have strong leadership?
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Some styles of leadership suit certain situations better than others
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You need a strong leader to be able to affect change
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There is no need for a strong leader for domestically
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Having a leader should be superseded by something more effective
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Some styles of leadership suit certain situations better than others

A strong leader may be beneficial in some circumstances. Circumstances where the absence of a strong leader has lead to total chaos, may sometimes render a dictatorship to be a necessary evil. Take Rwanda for example, a genocide occurred directly after the assassination of one dictator, and it has taken the rule of what is becoming another Dictator to arguably fix the country. While there are harsh laws curtailing freedom of speech to keep the country under control, there have also been economic reform that have lead Rwanda to be one of the fastest growing economies in the world.

Paul Kagame took power in 2000 as the leader of Rwanda, following his predecessor’s resignation. This period in Rwanda’s governing has seen Kagame implement reforms to education and health care, as well as far-reaching economic improvements. However, during the same period he has also been accused of political repression and pushing censorship laws, such as a ban on talking about tribal or ethnic differences in the country. Despite this he remains popular.

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A strong leader may be beneficial in some circumstances. Circumstances where the absence of a strong leader has lead to total chaos, may sometimes render a dictatorship to be a necessary evil. Take Rwanda for example, a genocide occurred directly after the assassination of one dictator, and it has taken the rule of what is becoming another Dictator to arguably fix the country. While there are harsh laws curtailing freedom of speech to keep the country under control, there have also been economic reform that have lead Rwanda to be one of the fastest growing economies in the world.
You need a strong leader to be able to affect change

It’s not just dictators that can be strong leaders, democracies need strong leaders also. Leaders need to be perceived as strong to even be elected in a democratic system. In what is, in essence, a popularity contest you will have to have either a strong personality, strong economic or policy plans, or strong moral values to get into that position to begin with. In the absence of a strong decisive leader the overwhelming chaos of disparate views would be enormous and nothing could be accomplished.

Governments often devolve into self serving entities that exploit citizens to further their career or consolidate some form of power. The world needs more strong leaders that are bold enough to curtail the excesses of government and keep bureaucracy lean and government functioning well and effectively while not stifling the economy. This is arguably not happening enough, with most leaders choosing to prop up systems that are failing in order to sustain a bubble of ignorance.

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Governments often devolve into self serving entities that exploit citizens to further their career or consolidate some form of power. The world needs more strong leaders that are bold enough to curtail the excesses of government and keep bureaucracy lean and government functioning well and effectively while not stifling the economy. This is arguably not happening enough, with most leaders choosing to prop up systems that are failing in order to sustain a bubble of ignorance.
There is no need for a strong leader for domestically

Certainly, there is the possibility that politics will become unstable by changing the leader each time by the election. Even if it is thought that a strong leader in the election is necessary, democracy should be required to cooperate with citizens of various positions. In this modern networked world one strong personality should not simply be ruling but we should be looking to make decisions as a community and rely on strength in numbers rather than the strength of one. Thus, strong leadership like a dictator should not be necessary.

Conversely, since many countries try to maximize their benefits in international relations, there is a possibility that they will lose pace in international politics if they are not strong leaders. However there are different types of strength when it comes to leading a country, and sometimes compassion and flexibility make you stronger as a political candidate than strength of character and outspokenness. Therefore, strong leaders are required in externally, but sometimes qualities that can cooperate are required.

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Masaki Shibutani
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Certainly, there is the possibility that politics will become unstable by changing the leader each time by the election. Even if it is thought that a strong leader in the election is necessary, democracy should be required to cooperate with citizens of various positions. In this modern networked world one strong personality should not simply be ruling but we should be looking to make decisions as a community and rely on strength in numbers rather than the strength of one. Thus, strong leadership like a dictator should not be necessary.
Having a leader should be superseded by something more effective

A leader is an antiquated idea and people should be using technology to decide on issues democratically. This could entail voting on a one by one, case by case basis, rather than one leader or group making all the decisions for a nation of wildly varying views. One person cannot possibly represent all these peoples opinions well and technology could be utilised so that people can decide on the issues that matter to them.

People should make the decisions and politicians should just be putting those decisions into effect. Following the information revolution, the days of people needing to be lead should be over. Technologies such as blockchain could be utilised to construct an incorruptible voting system, this would allow for a bigger turn out, and thus be a more accurate representation of a populations actual opinions and beliefs.

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Daniel Halliday
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People should make the decisions and politicians should just be putting those decisions into effect. Following the information revolution, the days of people needing to be lead should be over. Technologies such as blockchain could be utilised to construct an incorruptible voting system, this would allow for a bigger turn out, and thus be a more accurate representation of a populations actual opinions and beliefs.
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