Which is better, a large centralized government, or small local governments?

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    A large centralized government. The lack of comity caused by small local governments would cause a lot of problems and inequality.

  • 1 decade ago

    Small local governments cannot exist in the 21st century without a larger centralized government to protect them.

    Building infrastructure, facilitating commerce, providing for a common defense, etc. exceeds the ability of small local government left unto themselves.

    The answer to your question is "The government structure that properly places government control and authority at the point of the spectrum between extreme centralization and extreme localization. In all cases, a democratic republic based on Capitalism is the only viable approach wherein citizens enjoy freedom, equality, and justice."

  • 1 decade ago

    The answer to your question very intricately depends on the size of the nation in question and, most prominently, the homogeneity of the nation in question. In nations like Japan, wherein the population is 99% Japanese, a central government may be effective in all but the most local matters (such as traffic lights, ordinances, etc). However, in areas with vastly different people and large spans of differing territory (such as the United States, or Nigeria) a government that responds to the demands of individual regions and groups of people is necessary, thus small local governments (with a central government to unite them) becomes a more viable option.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    To ensure freedom a large centralized government is out of the question. In the US we have a mixture of both and they have defined responsibilities. Good system.

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  • only p
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago

    Neither. The better government would be a hybrid of both. Which is close to what we have. Local issues are dealt with locally while international issues are dealt with by the people in D.C.

  • 1 decade ago

    small local government, they see what fits each area's needs!

  • 1 decade ago

    A happy medium of both.

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