ideal form of government

About Plato

Self-sufficient. Each person would be put to the best use for which nature prepared him or her. Children would be the property of the government and would owe primary loyalty to the state rather than to their mother and father.

What he believed

He thought that after he saw a war, that all wars are fought over money. Plato believed that different people have different strengths and weaknesses, and that the ideal society is one in which each member understands and performs her and his proper role.