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Sunday, 11 February 2018

"Democracy is for the people by the people and of people" Who said this?

  By GK Planet Team       Sunday, 11 February 2018
Q. "Democracy is for the people by the people and of people" Who said this? 

A. Abraham Lincoln
B. William Wordsworth
C. Gandhiji
D. Nehru

Answer: Abraham Lincoln

U.S. president Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865) defined democracy as:
Government of the people, by the people, for the people
Democracy is by far the most challenging form of government - both for politicians and for the people. The term democracy comes from the Greek language and means "rule by the (simple) people".

Often democracy is defined opposite to other types of government:
Monarchy Government by a single ruler (king/queen, emperor)
Aristocracy Government by noblemen (hereditary)
Oligarchy Government by few persons
Theocracy "Government by God" (in reality this means government by religious leaders)
Dictatorship Government by people, that have seized power by force (often: military dictatorship)

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