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America Wasn't a Democracy, Until Black Americans Made It One

Discussion in 'News & Current Events' started by SummerMadness, Aug 14, 2019.

  1. SummerMadness

    SummerMadness Senior Veteran

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    America Wasn't a Democracy, Until Black Americans Made It One
     
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  2. Nithavela

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    Many republicans will happily tell you that the USA is still no democracy.
     
  3. FenderTL5

    FenderTL5 Well-Known Member Supporter

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    It isn't a democracy. It's a Constitutional Republic with a representative oligarchy.
     
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  4. Nithavela

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    I'd call it a plutocracy, but hey, details.
     
  5. SoldierOfTheKing

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    Ancient Athens invented the concept of democracy, and slavery was legal there...
     
  6. Nithavela

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    Which ancient greece state exactly do you mean?

    Most of them only practiced an oligarchy, sometimes restricted to a very small percentage of the population. And of course, mostly only rich men were allowed a vote.

    I'd say that the first real democratic election was in New Zealand in 1893.
     
  7. SummerMadness

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    Was ancient Athens founded on the principle of all people being equal?
     
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