“Democracy was such a bad idea.”
Context behind the cut.
The quote comes from Part 8 of DeceasedCrab’s Let’s Play Civilization. If you’ve never played the Civilization series before, it’s basically what you might expect–it’s a turn-based strategy game where you control a civilization and attempt to build it up. Generally, there are two ways to win–be the first Civilization into space, or destroy all the other civilizations. Democracy is one of the forms of government in the game. It confers a lot of bonuses on your civilization if you can set it up correctly, but actually doing so within the game parameters is very difficult (It’s also nigh impossible to declare war in a Democracy, which means it’s basically right out as a viable government for me). Suffice to say that DC’s civilization was decidedly not set up to take advantage of a democracy, and he ultimately just started the game over when pretty much the entire civilization revolted on him.