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Curiosities Of The 10 Oldest Democratic Governments

Democracy (from the Greek: δημοκρατία, dēmokratiā, from dēmos 'people' and kratos 'rule') is a form of government in which the people have the authority to choose their governing legislation. Who people are and how authority is shared among them are core issues for democratic theory, development, and constitution. Cornerstones include freedom of assembly and speech, inclusiveness and equality, membership, consent, voting, right to life, and minority rights.

This is the list of the top 10 countries in the modern world with the oldest government with democratic systems:

Posted  updated 1 year ago

United States

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United States Capitol. Photo by Otto Jula.

Since 1800, The 50 states are the main administrative divisions of the country.

These are subdivided into counties or county-equivalents and then divided into municipalities.

The District of Columbia is a federal district that contains the capital of the United States, Washington, D.C. The states and the District of Columbia elect the president of the United States. Each state has presidential electors equal to the number of its representatives and senators in Congress; the District of Columbia has three by the 23rd Amendment.

In neutral US territories like Puerto Rico, US citizens, cannot vote for the president.


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