Democracy Timeline Essay

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Ancient Greek: Cleisthenes introduces democracy in Athens. Cleisthenes is considered the father of democracy. He was a noble Athenian. He was able to change the Athenian government by overthrowing of Hippias, who was the son of a tyrant.
Ancient Greek: Cleisthenes introduces democracy in Athens. Cleisthenes is considered the father of democracy. He was a noble Athenian. He was able to change the Athenian government by overthrowing of Hippias, who was the son of a tyrant.

Ancient Roman Republic: Rome replaced the Etruscan rulers with a Republic during the History of Rome. The revolt was led by Lucius Junius Brutus who became the founder of the Roman Republic and traditionally one of the first Consuls of Rome.
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France: the French revolution ends absolute monarchy (complete control by the king) and introduces declaration of the rights of Man, emphasizing liberty, equality, and fraternity.

Australia: the first secret ballot is reportedly held in the former Australian colony, now state, of Tasmania on February 1856. Ballot papers with the names of those standing are printed at public expense. Secret balloting subsequently spreads to countries.
Australia: the first secret ballot is reportedly held in the former Australian colony, now state, of Tasmania on February 1856. Ballot papers with the names of those standing are printed at public expense. Secret balloting subsequently spreads to countries.

Ireland: Irish politician Arthur Griffith launches Sinn Fein, as an organization campaigning for a strong and independent Ireland.

Ireland: Irish politician Arthur Griffith launches Sinn Fein, as an organization campaigning for a strong and independent Ireland.

India: Mahatma Gandhi begins passive resistance campaign to win India’s independence from Britain.

India: Mahatma Gandhi begins passive resistance campaign to win India’s independence from Britain.

The United Nations issues the

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