Chapter 1

NCERT
Class 9
Political Science
Solutions
1. This cartoon is about the Iraqi election held after Saddam Hussein’s regime was overthrown. He is shown behind the bars. What is the cartoonist saying here? Compare the message of this cartoon with the first cartoon in this chapter.

Question:

This cartoon is about the Iraqi election held after Saddam Hussein’s regime was overthrown. He is shown behind the bars. What is the cartoonist saying here? Compare the message of this cartoon with the first cartoon in this chapter.

Answer:

In the above given cartoon, people are demanding equality of the right to vote and also equal value for each man's vote. In contrast, the dictator, Saddam Hussein is thinking about the past situation when he was the ruler and the only one to decide any matter. While in the first cartoon shown, the US army is shown to elevate the process to establish democracy in Iraq. But in this picture, the cartoon depicts that democracy is already established.

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