by Max Barry

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Region: Spiritus

Old Zealand Founder wrote:But if the nation is in chaos due to democracy, is it the duty of the military to reinstate order, if it is 100% certain that it is for the betterment of the people and not for personal gain?

The issue is that it's rare for democracy to return without either a long transition or being rebuilt by foreign powers. The United States could have become a monarchy with few people acting differently, the French revolution went eventually to a monarchy (which then got turned into specifically a kingdom); various places have set up elections after a revolution just to rig them. A democracy should only be taken down when it stops acting as a democracy, but it's difficult to have any country have no elements of authoritarianism.