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PostSubject: Centralise or Decentralise?   Sun Aug 10, 2008 5:32 am

Which route is more effective? Decentralisation of authority, giving more power to individual regions or having most of the affairs of a nation decided by a central authority?

Personally I favour a more localist viewpoint, I feel like centralisation of a country makes things inefficient and out of touch, and the people of that nation cannot stay connected without some extreme show of Nationalism, i.e - Americans and how they rally around the stars and stripes. You can see the same theme within all major nations that span a large portion of land and encompass diverse peoples. Most notable are Canada, The United States and the old USSR.

Ask anyone in Western Canada or the Eastern Maritime Provinces if Ottawa really relates to them and if they represent their interests. You can take every single provincial border and find 2 very different types of people on either side of that line. There are separatist movements all over Canada, from the western Cascadian Republic, to the Quèbec Separatists.

The United States has been able to hold together their nationality through a common flag and a common purpose. Nationalism that borders on the extreme keeps that nation in check, but there are still sessation movements like the Pacific Northwest and most notably that I learned about on this forum, the Native-American Lakota Nation that popped up right dead-centre of the USA.

Soviet Russia was such a tightly centralised system of governance that it couldnt possibly have been in touch with its satalite nations. Damn near every single nation that comprised the USSR had some sort of opposition to its control and lack of ethnic freedoms.

All in all, decentralising the authority base of a government and giving more power and scope to Provincial, State, Territorial governments, and allowing them to operate almost like little nations within a nation will generate a better way of governance. It would boost voter turn outs, make elections more pertaining to the people who are voting, and issue can get hammered out faster and more efficiently.
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PostSubject: Re: Centralise or Decentralise?   Sun Aug 10, 2008 7:49 am

I'm for decentralization.
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PostSubject: Re: Centralise or Decentralise?   Sun Aug 10, 2008 11:14 am

Chae wrote:
Which route is more effective? Decentralisation of authority, giving more power to individual regions or having most of the affairs of a nation decided by a central authority?

I think there must be both a central and local authorities. Local authorities could adress local problems, report them to the central power and the central power could assist and take the experiences of certain localities to assist in solving problems present in other localities. By having a central power, I think, cooperation among local authorities is granted more easily.


Chae wrote:

Soviet Russia was such a tightly centralised system of governance that it couldnt possibly have been in touch with its satalite nations. Damn near every single nation that comprised the USSR had some sort of opposition to its control and lack of ethnic freedoms.

Don't confuse "satellite nations" with the nations that comprised the USSR, these are two very different things.

What most provinces of USSR and even actual Russia have complaned about is the priority Moscow gets in respect of the rest of the territory. It's said that funds and production will be diverted into Moscow's enrichment. However, lack of ethnic freedoms? USSR greatly promoted cultural diversity and greatly helped to the preservation of the dozens of different ethnicities comprising it. All of the 15 republics that consitituted it preserved their language as main, kept their traditions and were not imposed Russian culture. Most of those nations were part of the Russian Empire in which they were imposed the Russian culture, that imposition greatly diminished under soviet rule. Russian indeed was to be expected as the hegemonic language and being the capital Russian it was as well expected that Russian be the official language, yet, aside from that, all republics enjoyed of great cultural autonomy. And that's one of the factors that allowed nationalism to develop.
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