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  • The word democracy comes from the Greek words "demos", meaning people, and "Kratos" meaning power; so democracy can be thought of as "power of the people" : a way of governing that depends on the will of the people .



  • Governments that are called democracies are a government that is chosen by the people.
  • Democracy is a form of government in which rulers are elected by the people.
  • This definition allows us to separate democracy from forms of government that are not democratic.
  • Take the example of Myanmar where the army rulers were not elected by the people.
  • Those who happened to be in control of the army became the rulers of the country.
  • People had no say in this decision. Dictators like Pinochet (Chile) are not elected by the people.
  • This also applies to monarchies.
  • One should always remember that democracy is people’s rule
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Davneet Singh has done his B.Tech from Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur. He has been teaching from the past 14 years. He provides courses for Maths, Science, Social Science, Physics, Chemistry, Computer Science at Teachoo.