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Is it important to live in a democracy? #essaycontest2018

Name: Bassey Wisdom GideonInstitution: University of Uyo, Uyo, NigeriaLevel: Undergraduate#essaycontest2018What is Democracy?Compared to dictatorships, oligarchies, monarchies and aristocracies, in which the people have little or no say in who is elected and how the government is run, a democracy is often said to be the most challenging form of government, as input from those representing citizens determines the direction of the country. The basic definition of democracy in its purest form…See More
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Is it important to live in a democracy? #essaycontest2018

Name: Bassey Wisdom GideonInstitution: University of Uyo, Uyo, NigeriaLevel: Undergraduate#essaycontest2018What is Democracy?Compared to dictatorships, oligarchies, monarchies and aristocracies, in which the people have little or no say in who is elected and how the government is run, a democracy is often said to be the most challenging form of government, as input from those representing citizens determines the direction of the country. The basic definition of democracy in its purest form…See More
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Is it important to live in a democracy? #essaycontest2018

Posted on December 18, 2018 at 9:30am 0 Comments

Name: Bassey Wisdom Gideon

Institution: University of Uyo, Uyo, Nigeria

Level: Undergraduate

#essaycontest2018

What is Democracy?

Compared to dictatorships, oligarchies, monarchies and aristocracies, in which the people have little or no say in who is elected and how the government is run, a democracy is often said to be the most challenging form of government, as input from those representing citizens determines the direction of the country. The basic definition of… Continue

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