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Is theocracy good?
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A theocratic government structure is efficient

A theocratic government removes the need for a lot of bureaucracy and discussion.
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The Argument

A theocracy operates through a centralized structure, with fewer branches of government a general declaration from the leader is often all that is necessary to create the desired changes.[1] Because everyone is on the same page from the start, instead of debating ideas, theocracies typically discuss the best ways to implement processes instead.[1] Yemen, Vatican City, Afghanistan, Iran, Sudan, and Mauritania are all examples of varying size that show how this centralized structure in benefits the local population. The structure means theocracies have higher levels of societal and legislative compliance compared to other forms of government as the leader has the authority to declare a person to be eternally damned for non-compliance.[1]

Counter arguments

A theocracy equates to a dictatorship and is the antithesis of democracy. The all-consuming power of the leader is not beneficial to the citizens.


[P1] Theocracies have few layers of hierarchy. [P2] Few layers mean that changes do not require debating and can be achieved quickly.

Rejecting the premises

[Rejecting P2] This is not beneficial to citizens.


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