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 Democracy is a political system considered to be the peak of human achievement in politics; traditionally it is the benchmark against which all other political systems are compared. ​ Insomuch as it is a system which allows for debate between many different political voices, its precise definition and history are as highly debateable as the effectiveness of the current government of a given democratic country. ​ In practice, democracies are ruled by a political body of a given size; these bodies are the playground of politicians,​ a strange subset of humans who combine the attributes of a news anchor with those of a used car salesman; these politicans seek to coerce support from the public at given times; this support is then expected to translate into a sufficient number of votes to justify a given politican'​s prescence in the leading political body.  This period of time is called '​election time'​. ​ In modern democracies,​ those governed by the leading political body are entitled to one vote for the politican by whom they allow themselves to be coerced; the politicians with the most votes go on to decide the laws of the country. ​ In practice, politicians are the only ones who really consider democracy the pinnacle of human civilisation;​ citisens of democratic countries are fairly indifferent,​ while those of nondemocratic countries are usually too busy trying to survive famine, rampant disease, government repression, and war to think about it. Democracy is a political system considered to be the peak of human achievement in politics; traditionally it is the benchmark against which all other political systems are compared. ​ Insomuch as it is a system which allows for debate between many different political voices, its precise definition and history are as highly debateable as the effectiveness of the current government of a given democratic country. ​ In practice, democracies are ruled by a political body of a given size; these bodies are the playground of politicians,​ a strange subset of humans who combine the attributes of a news anchor with those of a used car salesman; these politicans seek to coerce support from the public at given times; this support is then expected to translate into a sufficient number of votes to justify a given politican'​s prescence in the leading political body.  This period of time is called '​election time'​. ​ In modern democracies,​ those governed by the leading political body are entitled to one vote for the politican by whom they allow themselves to be coerced; the politicians with the most votes go on to decide the laws of the country. ​ In practice, politicians are the only ones who really consider democracy the pinnacle of human civilisation;​ citisens of democratic countries are fairly indifferent,​ while those of nondemocratic countries are usually too busy trying to survive famine, rampant disease, government repression, and war to think about it.
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