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  • Aristocracy

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  • Plutocracy

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  • Meritocracy

    2 18.18%
  • Teocracy

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  • Monarchy

    1 9.09%
  • Anarchy

    3 27.27%
  • Other (please, specify)

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  • It doesn't exist, still

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    What system would you like to live in?

    Please, point what system would you like to live in.
    What is your dream one?

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    Re: What system would you like to live in?

    An aristocratic one, and through aristocracy I understand rule of the best.
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    Re: What system would you like to live in?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ioan View Post
    An aristocratic one, and through aristocracy I understand rule of the best.
    Aristocracy isn't rule by the best, it's rule by the elite. You're thinking of meritocracy.

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    Re: What system would you like to live in?

    Quote Originally Posted by Guy Incognito View Post
    Aristocracy isn't rule by the best, it's rule by the elite. You're thinking of meritocracy.
    I don't want to seem smart but according to the book of all knowledge, aristocracy means rule of the best, and meritocracy is classified as a ideology, not as a form of government, but I may be mistaken.
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    Re: What system would you like to live in?

    The one where I'd do best, a meritocracy.
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    Re: What system would you like to live in?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ioan View Post
    I don't want to seem smart but according to the book of all knowledge, aristocracy means rule of the best, and meritocracy is classified as a ideology, not as a form of government, but I may be mistaken.
    Well, aristocracy is taken from the Greek word for "best" or "excellence," arete. So I can see where you are making the mistake.

    The meaning of aristocracy, as it is traditionally used, is a rule by elite groups, such as royalty or nobility. Aristocracy has more to do with elite bloodlines than being "the best." The name itself stems from the fiction that these bloodlines were divinely ordained to rule, or otherwise "better" than normal people, hence aristocracy, rule of the so-called best.

    Meritocracy isn't so much a form of government as an ethos. It's the idea that people with the greatest merit, those who are best at what they do, should be in charge.
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    Re: What system would you like to live in?

    I'd prefer to live in a democratic-republic ordered around a meritocratic dominant political culture.

    Sadly, I live in a formerly republican popular democracy ordered around an anti-meritocratic, ideologically charged polarity.
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    Re: What system would you like to live in?

    In all of those systems, someone winds up getting abused. But if I had to chose one, meritocracy. The best and the brightest should lead. Hopefully, they understand what leadership is.

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    Re: What system would you like to live in?

    Quote Originally Posted by Guy Incognito View Post
    Well, aristocracy is taken from the Greek word for "best" or "excellence," arete. So I can see where you are making the mistake.

    The meaning of aristocracy, as it is traditionally used, is a rule by elite groups, such as royalty or nobility. Aristocracy has more to do with elite bloodlines than being "the best." The name itself stems from the fiction that these bloodlines were divinely ordained to rule, or otherwise "better" than normal people, hence aristocracy, rule of the so-called best.

    Meritocracy isn't so much a form of government as an ethos. It's the idea that people with the greatest merit, those who are best at what they do, should be in charge.
    I see, this would seam that I collect information selectivity, I may of seen what I wanted to, you are right, traditionally aristocracy has the meaning of royalty and nobility. Thanks for pointing that out.
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    Re: What system would you like to live in?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ioan View Post
    I see, this would seam that I collect information selectivity, I may of seen what I wanted to, you are right, traditionally aristocracy has the meaning of royalty and nobility. Thanks for pointing that out.
    It's all good, I can understand how you made that mistake, it was based on the literal etymology of the word. If you want an example of a historical government that was based somewhat on meritocratic methods, you can look toward the Confucian system of Imperial China followed similar principles. You can read about it in the Book of All Knowledge:Imperial examination - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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