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Democracy

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Democracy is a type of government characterized by a "rule of the people." In most democracies, citizens are equal and have the ability to vote for their political leaders.
He faught for tolerence, freedom of religion, and free speech.
Historically, Athens was the first democracy (a direct democracy),but the practice was more standardized in the Roman Republic (anindirect democracy). However, this political system was unuseduntil it became rather influential in the United Kingdom and wasestablished by the US Constitution of 1789.
A monarchy is headed by a king or queen (or both) and a republic isheaded by a president. The United Kingdom of Great Britain andNorthern Ireland - to give the country its full name - is aParliamentary Democracy and also a Constitutional Monarchy.
In both Rome and the United States, the framers favored a Republic(indirect democracy),
The primary difference is that a Democracy is run by the majority,while a Republic is run by the law. A Republic prevents themajority from abusing the minority.
That is the way things are going at present. The real ided is'majority rule, minority rights' but his is being turned around to'minority rule, majority no rights'.
No. Though machine politics played a role in elections involving Franklin Delano Roosevelt, there was no serious threat that a dictatorship would form during the Depression. The US lacked the machinery to allow a dictatorship to form - secret police forces, massive standing military forces, or a...
uh yea it is
No Chad is not a democracy but dominant-party presidentialrepublic.
democracy allowed people to make their own choice instead of the government making their own decision.
The UK's ruling Labour party are a democratic socialist party.
The pilgrims showed democracy by writing the Mayflower Compact, but it was not fully democratic because the women could not sign. Joelle P. Nest + m 4th grade
Jordan is a kingdome but the people vote for the prime minister and the parlement.much like England
Three reasons: . To prevent the arbitrary exercise of power on individuals or groups. . To allow for expression of freedom, in the sense that rights mark individuals are equal citizens with the power and responsibility to participate in government. . To delineate the distribution of authority and...
Cuba continues to be under a repressive communist dictatorship. Cuba is not free.
through clever use of double standards and patriotic propaganda
Democracy is good because of the form government gave people more freedom.
because we need to have peace in this future so its accountable to the poeple
Democracy is a system where all the citizens get a vote, and things are decided that way. "Citizens" may be a distinct category from "the population", such as in slave societies, or societies where the vote is restricted to certain classes. The merits are that it keeps the many from being ruled by...
Answer 1: The right to leave. Answer 2: The right to vote.
Yes he is he was the owner of the National Gazette that was opposed to Alexander Hamilton who was a Federalist
Democracy as a regime type is actually on the rise. More and morecountries are declaring themselves to be democracies or areauthoritarian regimes that are making more of their decisions usingdemocratic means. However, there are a number of powerful countriesthat were formerly liberal democracies...
1) Equality before the law- The equal ability to seek or receive justice. 2) Freedom of speech, debate and inquiry- This is essential to the open debate on which a vibrant political culture is founded and maintained. 3) Open, accountable and diverse mass media- The national mass media which...
It is not dead, but very much alive and thriving. Perception is not reality.
The Pnyx was important because the Athenians went there to do voting by a secret ballot and a show of hands
Democracy, stictly speaking, is an idealistic state. It does not exist & never will. It is unachievable. Yes, I accept that I have a vote in all sorts of elections. And just who decides who I am able to vote for ? & do they represent me ? Do they ****** !!! The problem is that no matter who you vote...
Free press is vital to the economy and peoples sense of democracy, however it can and is used for scaremongering, forcing political views on others and generally slowing down the workings of government.
Zaire is called the Democratic Republic of Congo. Im almost sure it's a Democratic Republic
democracy and communism Democracy and Communism are not mutually exclusive. You can have both at the same time. The people need only vote for a communist economic system. Communism is an economic system and democracy is a form of government. A better question would be; "Is democracy better than a...
The United States is a federal republic, and operates under a form of representative democracy whereby people are elected to represent the will of their respective home regions (rather than a direct democracy where decisions are put to a vote of the citizenry).
One advantage of a direct democracy is that everyone gets a say. A disadvantage is that not everyone is educated and experienced enough to make important choices.
The underlying principle of democracy is freedom, since only in a democracy the citizens can have a share in freedom. In essence, he argues that this is what every democracy should make its aim. There are two main aspects of freedom: being ruled and ruling in turn, since everyone is equal according...
Democracy is a government that's run by the people of the country, the people of the democratic vote in elections to choose the representative of their country.
It is for an informed public. Otherwise you end up with leadership that try to get away with pushing bad agendas that the public does not want. A country with a biased or captive media could try to push agendas like taking over an industry that the public doesn't want the Government to take over...
A parliamentary democracy means that the political power is held by an elected parliament representing the people.
A rule by the people is a term used to describe a type of government in which the people choose their leaders, often called democracy.
No, the rich people wanted to get rid of the kings so they decided to get rid of them, but they couldn't do it on their own, so they decided to get the poor men to do it for them. But the poor men wanted something in return, so the rich people said ok, if you fight for us we wil give you power, so...
France became a democracy in 1789 at the start of the French Revolution, but in 1799 they appointed Napolean Bonaparte as their emperor.
Parliamentary democracies are headed by a president or prime minister. They are elected by the people. In come countries where the president is only a figurehead, he/she get elected by parliament.
Democracy was first tried in ancient Greece. There all citizens were allowed to vote for government officials.
They can work together to sastisfy the needs of commuters
The term quasi democracy means a system which has some resemblance to democracy without being actual democracy.
When it became a radical democracy the (adult male) citizens met infortnightly assembly and made decisions which were implemented bythe Council. The citizens also formed the law courts - there wereno judges or lawyers.
White men over the age of 21 for local office, age 26 for Congress and 30 for the Senate; 35 for the office of President exclusively for those born in the United States.
There are 10 merits of Democracy, and 10 demerits of democracy. The10 merits of democracy are as follows, The best form of allgovernment, an ethical concept, like considerations for allcitizens, cooperation between government and citizens, publiceducation, nobility of all people, patriotism,...
Prior to World War I, only the United Kingdom and France were democracies.
civil liberties, anti-prohibitionism ed anti-war issues.
Rule of law is necessary for a stable democracy but it does not need to be a written constitution. Some countries (most known is the UK) have no single constitutional document. Their constitution is merely a set of laws and principles. This is called an uncodified or unwritten constitution. New...
The United States Constitution and the Laws governing us are asecular western-style democracy
Well Parliamentary democracy is a form OF democracy. Democracy is just the broad term for when people have political power, and choose how they want to be governed. A parliamentary democracy, is democracy (people choosing how they want to be governed), but with a parliament! What is a parliament you...
The U.S.A, The United Kingdom, France, Norway, China and Germany. The person that wrote this first answer is an idiot. the USA is not a democracy and China is communist. A true democracy doesn't exist and also it is impossible to exist- excepting SF books; the so-called democracies from today...
India is widely recognized as the largest democracy in the world.
Countries that run on Presidential Democracy are the USA, and most South American countries, such as Brazil, Chile and Venezuela.
A democracy is considered "consolidated" when, as scholar Juan Linz suggests, it is the only game in town. What this means is that a large majority of the countries' population accepts the democratic institutions as legitimate and thus they exist relatively unchallenged. However, this also means...
A Herrenvolk democracy is a political system in which citizen rights are only granted to the dominant group in a society; the US Jim Crow South and Apartheid South Africa are generally cited as the most illustrative cases. The term was coined by van den Berghe 1967.
John Locke introduced the ideas of consent based government. Locke proposed that all men are born with the unalienable rights of life liberty and property and that government is meant to protect those rights. He contended that the only way for a government to correctly protect the rights of the...
These are elected officials in a democracy who do the work of government for the voting public. The USA is an example of a democratic republic.
In a direct democracy voters vote on every issue. In a representative democracy voters vote for a representative i.e. a Senator to vote on issues for them.
South Africa has been a constitutional multi-party democracy since 1994 with proportional representation.
The democracy in Athen included adult male citizens who chose to be part of it. So who showed up? Citizens who were rich enough to hold slave had free time to study philosophy and politics. All of the citizens in town when a legal case was argued were able to be part of a jury. However, a group of...
president or primeminister
freedom of discrimination based on race,, religion, ecthnicity, orsex
The definition of democracy is a government by the people. Democracy is a form of government in which the supreme power is vested in the people and exercised directly by them or by their elected agents under a free electoral system. There are many merits of democracy. One merit is that it allows...
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Define democracy. Ancient Athens was a democracy; but it was a very different beast than that which emerged after Charles I's spat with Parliament. [A thought strikes: the fact that one faction was led by Parliament rather implies that a form of democracy was in existence when the Civil War started]...
it just is . so that the leaders will know what is important to the citizens of the country
Democracy effects me by giving me a voice and allowing me to choose what I feel is needed or not. Democracy gives people the equal opportunity to express themselves about the world around them. This allows the people to determine the laws and actions of the state and/or nation.
The answer depends on the definition of "denomination". . Christians formed different kind of sects fairly early (Gnosticism). . "The church" was divided (Roman Cath. & Eastern Orthodox) in 1054. At the time, the churches didn't see each other's as "denominations"; the opposing side was simply ...
Heavens, no. But is is very poorly done.
-Rule of Law (everyone including the government are bound together by the laws) . all citizens must follow the laws of the country . the laws are not biased . the laws are made public(published) -Equality (everyone has the same rights, which are respected by all citizens) POLITICAL RIGHTS ....
Direct democracy the citizens vote for what they want, in indirect democracy the representive is voted for and makes the decisions
Most democracies outside the US have a prime minister and parliament instead of a president and two houses of congress. Some countries have both a president and prime minister.
It is a city, not a country. So therefore it doesn't have a government.