Ecuador And Democracy


Briefly, democracy is a matter of degree and quality. Confusion often
arises in discussion about democracy. This stems from the different premises
people have in mind when they use the term. In my opinion, most people fail to
specify their underlying premises, and we often incorporate into our sense of
democracy disparate factors that may or may not relate to it. To avoid such
confusion, we must identify the key ideas central to democracy and clarify
precisely how the term will be used. The best way to study democracy is to
learn the other countries, so in this time I choose one of Latin American
countries, Ecuador for well-understanding of the process of democracy.
Ecuador is ...

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The population density of about 38
people per sq. km is the highest of any South American nation.
Like other Latin American countries, the major religion is Roman
Catholicism. Some of the older cities have splendid 16th and 17th-century
Catholic churches. Although churches of other faiths can found, they form only
a very small minority. The Indians, while outwardly Roman Catholic, tend to
blend Catholicism with their traditional beliefs. In Ecuador, Spanish is the
main language. Most Indians are bilingual, with Quechua being their preferred
language and Spanish their second tongue.
Ecuador, that is the smallest of the Andean countries, is a republic
with a democratic government headed by a president. The first constitution was
written in 1830, but has had several changes since then, the most recent in 1978.
Democratically elected governments have regularly been toppled by coups, often
led by the military. Since 1979, however, all governments have been freely
elected. All ...

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in the 1400s, although archaeological evidence indicates the presence of
people in Ecuador for many thousands of years before then. The history of pre-
Inca Ecuador is lost in a tangle of time and legend. Generally speaking, the
main populations lived either on the coast or in the highland.
At the time of the Inca expansion the Duchicela descendants still
dominated the north, and the south was in the hands of the Canari people. The
Canari defended themselves against the Inca invaders, and it was some years
before the Inca, TupacYupanqui, was able to subdue them and turn his attention
to the north. During he fathered a son, Huayana Capac, by a Canari princess.
The subjugation of the ...

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