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  1. The key difference between Athenian and modern democracy is that Athenian democracy was direct, while modern democracy was representative. In direct democracy, the people interact directly with the authorities; in representative democracy, they choose intermediaries to represent them. In addition, participation in political procedures was more of an obligation than a right. The word “idiot” denoted those who shirked this duty.

    About 15% of the Polis population participated in politics, as foreigners, slaves and women were removed from power. Due to the small number of participants and the large number of positions (many were appointed by lot, whether you want it or not, many included financial expenses out of your own pocket), about a third of the entire electorate currently held one or another position.

  2. how can you compare the democracy of one city where everyone knows each other and the democracy of a country that stretches across half the world?)))
    we are physically unable to understand the problems of neighboring regions, let alone more remote places.

  3. Yes, there is no difference in principle. It's like winter and summer fishing – the seasons are different, but the principle is the same:”pour and drink.”

    “The democratic system is not at all concerned with who passes from what occupations to state activities – a person is given honor, if only he finds his favor with the crowd”
    Hundreds of years have passed, and nothing has changed.

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