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Ballot selecting Themistocles for exile
Athens, Greece
5th Century BCE
ΜουσείοΑρχαίαςΑγοράς/ Museum of the Ancient Agora, Athens, Greece.

Democracy is a form of government that gives self-determination to citizens, with political decisions made by the majority of the people. It was only in the twentieth century that European democracies extended the right to vote to include all adult citizens.