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The Creation Of Athenian Democracy

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Confidence, the quality or state of being certain, was a foundation involved in the creation of the world's first democracy, in ancient Athens. Cleisthenes created a voting system in which citizens voted on issues using pebbles, white meaning yes and black meaning no. The physical act of allowing the citizens of Athens to cast a vote in the matters involving the community required Cleisthenes to have confidence in the public's ability to make the right decisions, further increasing their governmental authority. Themistocles persuaded Athenians to spend a great amount of money for the purpose of war against the Persians, using new and improved equipment like the triremes, specialized ships that could collide with other ships, without obtaining
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