Ancient Greece: Athenian Democracy

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In the year 600 BCE to 600 CE a new civilization emerged. This new civilization was Ancient Greece which is present day Peloponnese Peninsula. Ancient Greece was made up of city-states, a sovereign state that consists of a city and its dependent territories. These city-states developed governments and organized their citizens according to a constitution, a set of laws. Around the fifth century BC Athens developed democracy, a system of government ruled by the population. Ancient Athens wasn't truly democratic because participation was not open to all residents (Doc.B and C) and because its way of ruling was inefficient (Doc D). One of the reason that Athens wasn’t truly democratic was because not all Athenian residents had the power to

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