Democracy

Democracy (Greek: δημοκρατία, dēmokratiā, from dēmos 'people' and kratos 'rule') is a form of government in which the people have the authority to choose their governing legislators. The decisions on who is considered part of the people and how authority is shared among or delegated by the people have changed over time and at different speeds in different countries, but they have included more and more of the inhabitants of all countries. Cornerstones include freedom of assembly and speech, inclusiveness and equality, membership, consent, voting, right to life and minority rights. The notion of democracy has evolved over time considerably, …

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1 January 2017 English

Soon after the Allies defeated Germany in World War II, the country became the central battleground of the Cold War between the communist East and democratic, capitalist West. To prevent …

not guaranteed any of the freedoms normal in a democracy like the F.R.G. – freedom of speech, assembly East-West German border, West Berlin was an island of democracy and capitalism surrounded by 11 This pressure


1 January 2017 English

1968 was a momentous year. In the West, it is primarily remembered as a moment of global youth revolt.1 Events in Eastern Europe took place within the context of this …

could never be successfully reformed and that democracy was incompatible with socialism. 27 The text


The National Archives · 1 January 1982 English

SOLVE AFGHANISTAN'S SOCIAL PROBLEMS, TO FOSTER DEMOCRACY AND TO PROMOTE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT (HE REFERRED


The National Archives · 1 January 1982 English

speaking out at a Party meeting in favour of more democracy. Orlov moved to Armenia and obtained a doctoral


The National Archives · 1 January 1982 English

A file containing documents concerning a visit to West Berlin by the British prime minister, Margaret Thatcher, in October 1982. Subjects covered in the file include Thatcher's desire to place …

incapable of replacing the ideals of freedom and democracy which glow as brightly for the peoples of Eastern


The National Archives · 1 January 1982 English

E C T CONFIDENTIAL 10 I * m ) I DIRECT DEMOCRACY WORKS IN PRACTICE, AFTER YEARS OF DISCUSSION


The National Archives · 1 January 1982 English

been conducted in a spirit of sincerity and democracy. The openness of discussion sometimes took Ambassadors HMG fully shared the aims of decolonisation, democracy, development, disarmament and détente. The British


The National Archives · 1 January 1982 English

convinced that despite the mistakes of Polish Social Democracy, the dass union of Russian and Polish workers


The National Archives · 1 January 1982 English

A file containing documents relating to anniversaries and commemorations in the Soviet Union. Subjects covered in the file include plans for the sixtieth anniversary of the Soviet Union; analysis of …

of reaction and imperialist interference, for democracy and social progress.' I 74. Warm greetings nationalities and ¿the , » strengthening of socialist democracy. Experience had shown that the * i ( i /more e socialist democracy developed, - h e n s i b l e I the country became. "Democracy under socialism


The National Archives · 1 January 1982 English

to detainees, hold free elections and restore democracy to London. f Turkey. re I „ . . . . . «r concern that their r commitments to restore democracy and respect human . rights should be given effect


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