Democracy Facts

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North Korea holds elections every 5 years - and there's only 1 name on the ballot.
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.
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.
The system of democracy was introduced 2,500 years ago in Athens, Greece.