Oh woe is me! Percy Jackson is going to defeat me! Isn't this a free country?!
That is not how a democracy works. Don't you know anything about democracy?
No. We don't. Then tell us, Who is involved in direct democracy? Who is involved in representative democracy?
In direct democracy, all of the citizens are involved and allowed to vote. In contrast, only a select few are involved in representative democracy, hence the term ‘representative’, only a few vote.
As I said before, the difference is who gets to vote or who is involved. In direct, all legal citizens are involved while the differ is for representative.
If you're so smart, then what is the difference between direct democracy and representative democracy?
When did direct democracy begin? When did representative democracy begin?
Direct democracy began roughly around 508 BC. However, woman and slaves were excluded from votes as they didn’t count as citizens. Then, representative democracy began much later in 1776, AD.
I don't believe you!
W-where did direct democracy begin? Where is representative democracy used today? Don't lie!
Both direct and representative democracy began in Greece. Direct democracy sprouted in Athens, saving them from an unjust government. The same thing is mostly true for why we use it today. People in places such as the U.S.A use representative democracy today, preferring that to direct democracy.
And before you ask.. Direct democracy came exist due to the Athens being unhappy with their previous rulers and governments. They wanted a say in what happened and so, overtook the government and changed the way it worked. Today, it is best for us to use representative democracy because of how many citizens there are in places today. Due to the expanding numbers and the difficulty of getting everyone in one place, representatives are voted on by the people then these chosen few are the ones that get to make the decisions from then on. In short, it is easier for us to have representatives represent us in important decisions as there are too many of us.