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Direct Democracy

citizens took part directly in the day-to-day affairs of government

alliance

formal agreement between two or more nations or powers to cooperate and come to one another's defense

monarchy

A government in which a hereditary ruler exercises central power.

aristocracy

rule by a hereditary landholding elite

oligarchy

power is in the hands of a small, wealthy elite

democracy

a government by the people

tyrants

people who gained power by force

legislature

lawmaking body; approved or rejected laws

ostracism

a vote to banish or send away a public figure whom they saw as a threat to their democracy

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