The Form Of Athenian Democracy

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The Athenian form of electing a government was called Limited Democracy while the Spartan form was called oligarchy. The Athenians, by far, had the best government and it ran the easiest and smoothest. The Democracy in Athens let participating citizens vote directly on legislation, executive bills, and actively serve in the institutions that governed them. The citizens directly controlled all parts of the political process which helped the government make decisions quicker. The Athenian assembly, known as the ekklesia, sat to discuss political, militaristic and social matters and agendas in the Pnyx. This was an area close by to the markets and social center of Athens, the “agora”. The Spartan oligarchy got nowhere and there was no communication

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