Is there a connection between the ideals of Romanticism and Democracy?
Here's one of the best responses from Tanph.
Government has always been a major part of the ability of a person to express himself. An oppressive government would prevent such expression. However, democracy, a government centered on the expression of the people, facilitates the articulation of one's feelings. This enables the person to practice Romanticism which is concerned with the natural, free-flowing thought geared towards the ideal. Democracy facilitates the expression in Romanticism.