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Anonymous asked in Politics & GovernmentPolitics · 8 months ago

Why is the USA the only country that has the death penalty?

I make no excuses for the UK having used the death penalty until 1964. This isn’t really a USA vs. UK issue. It’s more a USA vs. most of the rest of the world issue. And the age of a country doesn’t seem to have that much to do with whether or not they have abolished the death penalty. New Zealand, Canada, and Australia are all much younger countries than the USA, but carried out their last executions in 1957, 1962, and 1967, respectively. The former Spanish and Portuguese colonies from Mexico down to Chile achieved independence in the 19th century, but mostly abolished the death penalty between the 1830s and 1980s. In fact, the USA is the only country on the American continent that carries out executions (Cuba and some small former British colonies are the only other countries in the region that retain the death penalty even notionally). A number of African countries which did not become independent until the 1960s or 1970s, and which are considerably less developed than the USA, have abolished the death penalty. All of the former eastern bloc countries in Europe, except Belarus, abolished the death penalty in the 1980s or 1990s. So, the fact that England was still hanging, drawing, and quartering people in the 19th century doesn’t seem to have much bearing upon the fact that the USA is still executing people in 2019. And I’d say exactly the same about a country such as Japan.

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  • Anonymous
    8 months ago
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    Yet another example of an anonymous leftist rant that is filled with lies and propaganda.

    The 53 countries that have the death penalty

    Afghanistan

    India

    Nigeria

    US

    Iran

    Japan

    Taiwan

    Kuwait

    Zimbabwe

    Libya

    Thailand

    Guyana

    Uganda

    Bangladesh

    Iraq

    Indonesia

    Botswana

    UAE

    Bahamas

    Cuba

    Belarus

    Yemen

    Saudi Arabia

    Vietnam

    Syria

    Egypt

    South Sudan

    DRC

    Ethiopia

    China

    Sudan

    Comoros

    Somalia

    Barbados

    Malaysia

    Chad

    Pakistan

    Oman

    Singapore

    St Kitts and Nevis

    St Lucia

    Bahrain

    North Korea

    Equatorial Guinea

    St Vincent and the Grenadines

    Palestinian territories

    Trinidad and Tobago

    Lesotho

    Antigua and Barbuda

    Belize

    Dominica

    Jamaica

    Jordan

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  • Pearl
    Lv 7
    8 months ago

    maybe other countries dont believe in doing that

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  • 8 months ago

    You DO realize that YOUR VOTERS want the death penalty back?

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  • 8 months ago

    It's not the only country. China does also.

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  • Jeff D
    Lv 7
    8 months ago

    Lots of countries have the death penalty; you're just woefully misinformed.

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  • Anonymous
    8 months ago

    You might want to know every other country in the world has the death penalty.

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  • 8 months ago

    maybe theyre the only ones that want to do it

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  • R K
    Lv 7
    8 months ago

    they aren't.

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  • 8 months ago

    because the ;people given the death penalty deserve to die

    no logic can stop that

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  • Mike
    Lv 7
    8 months ago

    A lot of Muslim countries have it

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