Five hundred names were drawn from a pool of all name of Athens citizens and those people could have a chance to make new laws and change old laws, then all citizens of Athens needed to vote for those laws. Although Ancient Greece performed democracy, it was not completely democracy. The limitations of gender, nationality and social classes made only a very small minority of people living in Ancient Greece enjoy equal rights. However, it was still the closest civilization and come to establishing democracy and the most open civilization had accepted the ideas of democracy. The form of government of my civilization, Pecunia, was very similar to the form of government practiced in Ancient Greece.
Over thousands of years ago in Ancient Greece many early civilizations formed in making a powerful civilized society. Many civilizations were successful at one point, but other civilizations did not have as much success. Much success was because of the size of the army and in addition the power one civilization had. One early successful civilizations that did not rely so much on the size of the army or society, but relied more on the quality of the army and making sure everyone works as one unit. Sparta was a city-state located in Ancient Greece that was based off a strict warrior society known as Lacedaemon.
This only makes the Native people of the pacific Islands that much more impressive as they were able to navigate those waters with much less technology and advantages that the European colonizers possessed. Nevertheless, the Europeans knew that there was much more profits and trade opportunities yet to be discovered on these lands and ocean so therefore they pushed at full strength to map this region of the world out.
Moreover, in both cities, the Aristocrats had more rights and were leaders of the public office and ruled by the wealthier class. Also, both cities had different classes for their members. For example, a woman considered as a second-class citizen. On the other hand, Athens and Sparta had some differences, for instance, Athens was the center of architecture whereas Sparta did not even have time to think about the architecture and spend most of their time in the war. Moreover, Sparta had a dictatorship government whereas Athens had the system of
This is shown by the quote from Ronald T. Ridley’s book, ‘The Hoplite as citizen: Athenian military institutions in their social context’, which says “We have forgotten to ask what it was like to be an ordinary – or wealthy and important – citizen called upon to serve the phalanx.” The hoplite was formed due to the alliances that the city states were forming with each other. At the time they didn’t have trained armies so normal citizens, wealthy ones so they could afford weapons and armor, decided to take it upon themselves to protect the state. This was the case for most city states but it was not the case for the Spartans, who are arguably the most famous hoplites. The Spartans were a much more militaristic city state and this result in them being one of the most successful armies in ancient Greece. To give some illustration to this, Paul Anthony Rahe states, “by turning the city into a camp, the polis into an army, and the citizen into a soldier.” Due to the more militarized society
finally Puerto Rico should become a state because we can get a lot of money due to the large amount of tourist that go to the territory. Peurto is not a state, but it is a united states territory.It became a territory in 1898. It became a territory following the Spanish American War. The island became a US territory in the Treaty of Paris. The island has been a territory ever since.
Americans from New York to San Francisco need to travel by boat, the shortest time to six months. It did not only impact economic development but also it made the government more difficult to control the country. The development of this transcontinental route provided a vein that could carry information, people, and goods across the whole mainland. The subsequent railroads that were built only paid tribute to this stately merits and achievements that changed the course of American history. Though the age of exploration and the wagon trains was over, the central railroad embodied the American spirit of the United States, which has made American overcome many difficulties on the way.
“In the early 500s BC a new way of government was invented in Athens. It was "democracy" or " 'rule by the people.” (Doc C) Due to the fact that Athens had developed a democracy, which allowed their men a say in the government process; which helped to avoid civil war. “During time of Pericles citizens were paid for jury service so not only the wealthy could participate.” (Doc E) Thanks to the fact that Athens paid their citizens to be active in trials, it allowed them to interact with the government systems without risking going into debt. Since Athens was so dedicated to allowing their citizens to have a say, and avoiding corruption, it made them the superior government system of the
Sparta and Athens were both Greek city-states, yet they were very different. Athenians valued art, beauty, reasons, and logic, while Spartans lived a life of simplicity. Sparta was isolated on a plane that laid in between the mountains. They did not welcome visitors, and didn’t trade .They were focused on war while the Athenians, on the other hand were very open. Since the soil near Athens was not great for farming, they had to trade to fill their needs and the enable them to get exposed to outer world.
Athenians were also free from invasion and external oppression due to the grandness of the Athenian navy and their monopoly power of the Aegean Sea. Paradoxically, the dominating nature of the Athenian empire is what gave Athenians freedom to self-govern, i.e. autonomia and allowed their democracy to flourish. This political freedom was the pre-eminent freedom, surpassing any idea of individual freedom. Individual freedoms amounted to slightly more than incidental side effects of the collective political.