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A loose definition of democracy

Posted by: DonS ( USA ) on July 28, 1999 at 12:54:15:

In Reply to: hey Gee, more on Rummel posted by Nikhil Jaikumar on July 08, 1999 at 11:04:46:

: The other day Gee and I were debating the value of R.J. Rummel's magnum opus. iI made some vague objevctions, which after doing a bit of research i am now prepared to defend.

: Rummel claims that no two "democracies" have ever fought each other. However, I count at least 12 attempts by one democratic government to invade or overthrow another by force, since 1945. (a loose definition of war, to be sure.) Here goes the list:

Don: A loose definition of democracy, as well.

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