Democracy was first introduced as a system of political reform in 507 B.C. by Cleisthenes, who was the leader of Athens in that period. He referred to the system as demokratia, which denoted rule by the people. Three dis... More »

Occupied by indigenous groups for thousands of years, Argentina's recorded history starts with the arrival of the Spanish in 1516, who colonized the area. Argentina declared independence from Spain in 1816 and suffered t... More » Geography South America

The first use of democracy as a governmental system is attributed to the fifth-century Greeks, and was introduced by Cleisthenes, the Athenian ruler at the time. Though this is the popular origin of democracy, there are ... More »

The system of democratic government that began to develop in the first decade of the 5th century B.C. in the Ancient Greek city-state of Athens was a direct, rather than representative, democracy, and every adult male ci... More »

Democracy originated in Athens during the 5th century BC, when Greece moved from a tyrannical system of government to one where the people had more say in the running of the state. The move to democratic rule was slow, h... More »

An indirect democracy is a government system in elected representatives govern in the interest of the people. This form of government is also known as a representative democracy or a republic. More »

A limited democracy is a system of government in which power is only partially in the hands of the general populace. The level of power is identified within a constitution. More »