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Is it important to live in democracy

#essaycontest2018Effiong Christiana BasseyTansian University. NigeriaUndergraduateWhen one hears the word democracy, the first that should come into our mind is the understanding of what democracy is. According to Merriam Webster, Democracy is government of the people especially rule of the majority. A government in which the supreme power is vested in the people and exercised by them directly or indirectly through a system of representation usually involving periodically held free…See More
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I am aa jovial and hard working lady in my mid twenties. I hope to use Global Ethics Network as a platform to sentize the young and educate young women on the danger of child marriage.

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Is it important to live in democracy

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Effiong Christiana Bassey

Tansian University. Nigeria

Undergraduate





When one hears the word democracy, the first that should come into our mind is the understanding of what democracy is. According to Merriam Webster, Democracy is government of the people especially rule of the majority. A government in which the supreme power is vested in the people and exercised by them directly or indirectly through a system of representation usually involving… Continue

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