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For most of the human history the power to rule people has been given to who had certain requisite: being strong, being brave, having a special relationship with a god, being blue-blooded or being very rich. The transmission of the power from one person or from a social group to another has always been a matter of blood: sometimes the blood of noble families, more often the blood of murders and wars.

In the 18th century the people of a few western countries conquered Democracy as a bloodless way to gain and transmit the power as well as a way for the many to balance the power of the few. In democracy the ruling power is given only for a limited period of time and only to those who are preferred by the majority of the people.

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