Check this out, everyone. These are the basic systems of government explained with two cows. You have two cows and milk, and this is the way the government would handle those with different governmental systems. Maybe even our beloved Trumplethinskin will get it explained this way.
With feudalism, you have two cows and the lord takes some milk.
With pure socialism:
“You have two cows. The government takes them and puts them in a barn with everyone else’s cows. You have to take care of all the cows. The government gives you all the milk you need.”
With pure communism:
“You have two cows. Your neighbors help you take care of them, and you all share the milk.”
“You don’t have any cows. The bank will not lend you money to buy cows, because you don’t have any cows to put up as collateral.”
In pure anarchy, you have two cows. You either sell them at a fair price or your neighbors will try to kill you.
In a bureaucracy:
“You have two cows. At first, the government regulates what you can feed them and when you can milk them. Then it pays you not to milk them. Then it takes both, shoots one, milks the other and pours the milk down the drain. Then it requires you to fill out forms accounting for the missing cows.”
In a representative democracy, you have two cows. Your neighbours pick someone to tell you who gets the milk. I hope this makes political science makes a bit more sense for you.
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