Hey you!Who is involved in direct democracy? Who is involved in representative democracy?
Why are you interrogating me?
Follow the colors in the order red, orange, yellow, and green!
Fine. In direct democracy everyone who votes on something is involved in direct democracy. In representative democracy the people who decide to represent a group to make decisions for them are involved.
Now, what is the difference between direct democracy and representative democracy?
No, wait come back! When did direct democracy begin? When did representative democracy begin?
Okay well direct democracy is when you vote for something or make a decision on your own, representative democracy is when you vote for someone to make decisions for a group of people. Bye!
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So where did direct democracy begin? Where is representative democracy used today?
Nevermind, I know the answer. It started in the US in 1776.
Direct democracy this year, the 5th century, and I don't know the answer to the other question because we don't actually use it.
Direct democracy began in Athens. I don't know where the other one is used though.
Great! Last question! Why did direct democracy happen? It's best that we have representative democracy though, because otherwise citizens will have to vote for every single thing every day.
We made direct democracy because we wanted all men to participate in decisions. Now can I go? I've got somewhere to be!