Roman Government Structure

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The legacy of the Ancient Roman Government structure is prominent within modern and historical Europe, setting the precedent for division of power and representation for all. Ancient Rome went through a variety of different form of government but through this the ideas of separation of power and representation still remained. Moreover, the standard of all equal under the law was first seen in Ancient Rome. Today most European countries’ governments follow a common structure similar to Ancient Rome. Sir Thomas Smith describes the structure with three divisions of government, monarch, aristocracy, and democracy. There are some variation within the amount of power for each division. England hold to this structure with their monarch, the House of Lords, and the House of Commons. Furthermore, Spain follows this with their monarch, the Congress of Duties, and their Senate.
The Roman republic is one the most successful ancient civilizations, lasting through wars and times of peace, it remains relevant today through their advancements in government representation. Rome first gained independence from the Etruscans in 509 B.C.E.. At this time Rome was separated by social class, plebeians, working class with little say in government, and the patricians, wealthy with government control. Over time the plebeians earned some say in government, however, this was hard without substantial wealth. The first form of government was a monarch, who formed the Senate. At first, the Senate was a
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