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Democracy was born in the USA?

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From the front page:"On July 4, 1776, America claimed their independence from Britain and Democracy was born."Well, not really.The idea of democracy* was born in Ancient Greece in the 5th century BC. Also, in the beginning the states were undemocratic: they did not allow women, Native Americans, slaves, indentured servants, nor people not meeting property qualification, to vote.___* From the Greek "demos", "people," and "kratos", "rule".

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Well happy birthday to us in the USA anyways.Killjoy :-roll Joe Lorenc

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>From the front page:>"On July 4, 1776, America claimed their independence from>Britain and Democracy was born.">>Well, not really.>>The idea of democracy* was born in Ancient Greece in the 5th>century BC. Also, in the beginning the states were>undemocratic: they did not allow women, Native Americans,>slaves, indentured servants, nor people not meeting property>qualification, to vote.look at the times back then, we've come a long way.your last sentence applies to the majority of africa and the middle east these days....

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