Democracy Facts

4 facts tagged with Democracy Facts

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    North Korea holds elections every 5 years - and there's only 1 name on the ballot.
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    In 1916, a US amendment was proposed to put all acts of war to a national vote. If you voted yes you would have to register as a volunteer for service in the United States Army.
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    In ancient Athens, the worlds first democracy, they had a process called ostracism, where once a year the people could vote on the politician they thought was most destructive to the democratic process. The “winner” was banished from Athens for 10 years.
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    The system of democracy was introduced 2,500 years ago in Athens, Greece.