Ground Rules In Iraq in The Bar & Grille Posted January 25, 2004 · Report reply It is. Not all successful governments are democratic. The USA isn't even democratic. Plus, our culture is destroying and creating chaos for some to assimilate it (ie the Imbonguu). Of course not all successful governments are democracy, but I suspect that by "democracy" we mean a government where people have THE say (elect their representatives, vote on laws, whatever the actual system might be). Under this definition, the US is certain a "democracy." By any definition the US is a democracy. I suspect the confusion is that we do not reply on a simple plebiscite for our usual instrument of domocracy.