Democracy is the best form of government but only under certain circumstances meaning democracy can just as well elect a government that encourages an open society free of government coercion and corruption, as it can elect a fascist one. Many countries have democratic governments under different constitutional forms france, germany, india, ireland and italy are constitutional republics, while japan, spain, the netherlands, canada and the united kingdom are constitutional monarchies the united states, argentina, brazil and mexico. A history of ancient greece the glory that was greece athens was the city-state in which the arts, philosophy, and democracy flourished at least it was the city that attracted those who wanted to work, speak, and think in an environment of freedom efficient bureaucratic government under a powerful ruler whose administrative.
Probe's kerby anderson quotes from secular authors, christian authors, and a writer of much of the new testament all seem to point to parallels between rome and america at the same time, there are signficant differences between an ancient roman worldview, a biblical worldview, and a modern american worldview. The roman republic at about the same time that popular government was introduced in greece, it also appeared on the italian peninsula in the city of rome the romans called their system a rēspūblica, or republic, from the latin rēs, meaning thing or affair, and pūblicus or pūblica, meaning public—thus, a republic was the thing that belonged to the roman people, the populus romanus. Under his and ludwig erhard's leadership, the country enjoyed prolonged economic growth beginning in the early 1950s, that became known as an economic miracle (wirtschaftswunder) the federal republic of germany joined nato in 1955 and was a founding member of the european economic community in 1957. Parliamentary democracy is a representative democracy where government is appointed by, or can be dismissed by, representatives as opposed to a presidential rule wherein the president is both head of state and the head of government and is elected by the voters.
Democracy: democracy is a system of government in which power is vested in the people and exercised by them directly or through freely elected representatives. New territories were acquired through strategic military expansion, vibrant commercial activities arose, the economy boomed, and the arts flourished benin, with its royal court, joined the ranks of the largest, most powerful empires of the region. Since the second world war the economy has done better under democratic presidents, who have overseen more job creation and higher stockmarket returns than republican leaders. The athenian city-state was a direct democracy for one-year terms, five hundred athenian citizens (men, specifically) would be elected to lead in the boule it is important to note that they were.
Under his rule the byzantine empire flourished and prospered in many ways justinian gained power and fame for his buildings and architecture one of his most famous buildings was the hagia sophia , which was completed in ad 538. The us democratic republic, the roman republic, and athenian democracy are examples of this a civil war in athens ceased giving rise to a new democratic constitution under the leadership of cleisthenes the changes made under his leadership and other subsequent reforms resulted in a relatively radical form of government for the time. It established a mixed republican form of government, combining elements of democracy, oligarchy, and monarchy, in time, rule by one returned to rome, but in a new, initially, constitutionally sanctioned form that we know as roman emperors the roman empire split apart, and, in the west, eventually reverted to small kingdoms.
While spartan civilization stagnated, athens flourished, accumulating wealth and power, until it emerged as the region's second superpower: a free, democratic counterbalance to the rigid. Depictions of athenian drama, which flourished in the fifth century with the work of aeschylus, sophokles, and euripides, was an especially popular subject for locally produced pottery during the mid-fourth century bc, macedonia (in northern greece) became a formidable power under philip ii (r 360/359–336 bc), and the macedonian royal. Roman revolution in 133 bc, rome was a democracy little more than a hundred years later it was governed by an emperor this imperial system has become, for us, a by-word for autocracy and the.
The roman government of the old republic had created a unique system of the division of power which was a safeguard against oppression by any single individual power, for the most part, lay with a voting public. (this article offers an overview of ancient rome and its civilization other articles deal with aspects of roman history and civilization in more detail) timeline of roman history 753 bce – traditional date for the founding of ancient rome 509 bce – traditional date for the founding of the roman republic 390 bce – traditional date for the sack of rome by the gauls. Citation: c n trueman how was rome governed when the roman empire started to grow and rome became a more powerful city, a top government position became more and more attractive therefore, more and more ambitious men got involved in government these men believed that rome would be better served.
Roman republic vs empire not many people are aware of the fact that rome was first a republic before getting converted into an empire this might appear to be paradoxical to some as becoming a republic is a process that usually starts from autocracy. The roman government (in its entire history from founding to fall) was a strange mix of a democracy and a republic an interesting fact is that the people of rome took many of their ideas of government from the ancient greeks. Unhappily for the development of democracy, however, after about the mid-1300s the republican governments of some of the major cities increasingly gave way to the perennial enemies of popular government: economic decline, corruption, oligarchy, war, conquest, and seizure of power by authoritarian rulers, whether princes, monarchs, or soldiers. In other words, the assumption that america will suffer the same fate as the roman republic is coincidental – any comparison of two dominant economic, military, or international countries, regardless of the type of government, would produce multiple parallels.