What is Democracy?

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Democracy was originated during the the early Greeks as a way to give people the right to vote and so they did. Democracy is key because it gives every voice the chance to be heard and everyone gets to decide whatever or whoever wins the vote. This may later affect decisions and roles in the country so it is vital that you make a good decision. In a democracy the people have a say in how the government is run. Democracies are different from dictatorships. In a dictatorship one person called a dictator makes all the rules. Most men in Parliament used to believe that women did not know how the Parliamentary system worked and therefore decided to not let the women vote. The women were angry and one woman who was particularily raged was Emmeline Pankhurst who started a group called the Suffragettes. This group got larger and larger and riots and protests started to heat up causing the police to react. They started to attack but not one of them stopped. A lot of them were arrested and a lot were injured. But they still did not stop. After all this had happened, the Government reacted. They finally gave the right for woman to vote and they still vote now. Ever since then, Democracy in Britain has not been protested heavily.

But in other countries, the situation is not the same. In India, politics is a mess with secret spying and switching voting cards. For example, the opposition of the leading party faded one of the boxes so there was no way anybody could see the party's name. There are many other examples too but this is raising tensions between different countries. Democracy is a form of government which has helped many parts of the world.

Comments (7)

  • tom Tom @ the BNC
    15 Jan 2020

    Thanks for this post, cheerful_photograph. Could you tell us where you found your sources for the story about the India election?

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  • Boutcher-logo-250x250.jpg mindblowing_clarinet | Boutcher C of E Primary School B
    15 Jan 2020

    democracy is a system of Government that was invented in Ancient Greece and Ancient Greece citizens would call the people who didn't care in politics idiotes which means private citizen.

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  • The Sherwood School lovely_instrument | The Sherwood School
    17 Jan 2020

    i think it was good but some things you said i didn't agree with .

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  • The Sherwood School positive_juniper | The Sherwood School
    17 Jan 2020

    I agree with cheerful_photograph
    , People in the public eye should set a adequate example for everyone. They are well known people, which means that they can have a huge impact on society. Although, it is important that everyone sets a example for the people around them to influence generally good behavior. As Mr/miss Blackberry said, the queen has to set a example for the citizens of the UK, as she is a well known figure. It is also important that we strive for a time when people do not need to force good examples on the people around them, a world where good behavior is widely practiced and is the dominant behavioral type. Many celebrities nowadays, conduct public speeches for climate action and rights for women, this shows we are going in the right direction for a kinder and more caring society.

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    1. tom Tom @ the BNC
      positive_juniper's comment 17 Jan 2020

      A well-written and measured comment, positive_juniper.

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  • Halsnead logo hopeful_city | Halsnead Primary School
    18 Jan 2020

    I agree with cheerful_ photograph as the Suffragettes used to tie themselves to gates with chains!

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  • Hammond School logo free_hedgehog | Hammond Junior School A
    24 Jan 2020

    I really like this post it really gets in the idea of democracy and it’s purpose .

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