Society > Politics > Democracy
Masaki Shibutani
Jun 26 · Last update 20 days 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?
Stats of Viewpoints
You need a strong leader to be able to affect change
0 agrees
1 disagrees
Having a leader should be superseded by something more effective
1 agrees
0 disagrees
There is no need for a strong leader for domestically
1 agrees
0 disagrees
Viewpoints
Add New Viewpoint
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 overwhelming and nothing could be accomplished.

Agree
Disagree
Latest conversation
Daniel Halliday
Jul 10
Approved
DH edited this paragraph
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 overwhelming and nothing could be accomplished.
Having a leader should be superseded by something more effective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.

Agree
Disagree
Latest conversation
Daniel Halliday
Jul 4
Approved
DH edited this paragraph
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.
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. 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. Therefore, strong leaders are required in externally, but sometimes qualities that can cooperate are required.

Agree
Disagree
Latest conversation
Masaki Shibutani
Jul 2
Approved
Shibu edited this paragraph
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. Therefore, strong leaders are required in externally, but sometimes qualities that can cooperate are required.
Translate