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Democracy, a political ideal?

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In antiquity the only democratic City-State was Greece. Great thinkers and sages were born in Greece with their ideals of beauty, philosophy, science and freedom (ancient Egypt had much influence over Greece with its initiatory knowledge). The other cities were governed by dictators, emperors, kings and tyrants. Today, with all of democratic Europe (a movement initiated by the French Revolution), which has influenced all the Americas, the Greek ideal of democracy reappears. But there are still undemocratic countries … One day, the entire world will be democratic … Democracy, a political ideal? Yes.

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Do you have a question?

Note: American revolution predated the French.  Also England was evolving toward democracy at this time.

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And your thinking more of Athens specifically and some might argue (not me) it wasn't a  democracy.

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7 hours ago, Outrider said:

And your thinking more of Athens specifically and some might argue (not me) it wasn't a  democracy.

This of course depends on your definition of democracy. Only adult male citizens were enfranchised (30% of the population), so they ruled by democratic vote. In theory, that could involve everybody, but in practice the reality was that the poor had enough problems scraping a living and the wealthier were the ones who had the time to be involved in politics.

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