Declaration Of Independence Pros And Cons
Declaration of Independence is basically an affirmation of independence of some aspiring state or the states. Such places are basically declared from some part or of the whole territory of some other nation or a failed nation or say breakaway territories from within some larger states. Though not all of the declarations of independence have been successful and have resulted in independence of all these regions, there has been a decent figure so far.
Such declarations of independence are usually made without any consent of parent states and thus are sometimes called as unilateral declarations especially by those who come and question the validity of these declarations. In several cases, independence is even achieved without any declaration but then they involve bilateral agreement. As the details suggest that this is not always sure that the declaration would be in favor of those making it, there are various aspects associated with it. There are various pros and cons related to a declaration of independence.
As far as the advantages are concerned, it helped states getting free from the Britain’s quarrels with the European neighbors. Then it paved way for the other countries towards freedom from the British rule and attain their own individuality, they could be freed from the obeying of the laws set up by the British. On top of all, they could create a democracy of their own.
On the other hand, there are also various drawbacks that a state might have to experience in some cases. These include the fact that some of the Americans had families in Britain and, thus, did not want to have family conflicts. Moreover, they were the first country to try such things and thus there was higher degree of risk involved. On top of all, British Empire which was the largest power at that point of time became their enemies.
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