Democracy 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, and, generally, the two current types of democracy are …



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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

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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

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

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

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The National Archives · 1 January 1982 Bulgarian

study the "corrupting influence" of discotheques in Bulgaria; and measures to strengthen socialist democracy in the country by extending the use of local referendums. The file also includes a despatch examining

broadening of mechanisation . s o d a | j s t democracy i n t h e r e 5 i S T o enhancing" the role was just beginning. Deep socialist labour democracy. of the material and technical rights of the economy, of labour and for the,- im- . direct democracy in the V. .-/civ'.T mature socialist s o the best; - socialist organisations and the Democracy in Labour V 3 ^ BOCi L POLITIC ci . i — — socaalist ^ ¡ r e a s e j n s a l w k h o u t a; democracy- one of the main I ¡n t h e i r a c ; u a

The National Archives · 1 January 1982 English

A file of documents concerning the Communist Party of Czechoslovakia (K.S.?.) and the Czechoslovak government. Subjects discussed in the file include a conference of K.S.?. party secretaries; the sixth meeting …

- 2 April 1982 development of internal Party democracy and consolidation of Party discipline. Questions

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Party Statute, which introduced a degree of democracy in elec- tions and accountability of the Party

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

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

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