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Old 5th Dec 2008, 00:29
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Duff beer
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Merry old England
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The US was the first liberal democracy, though it was only a democracy if you were a white, male land owner.

Democracy had existed in various forms long before the US, ancient Greece for example. You could even argue that the original thirteen crown colonies were democratic, they were essentially self-governing individual British colonies.

The question is:
What was the first counrty to give give EVERYONE the vote, black, white, male, female, the poor and the wealthy?

I would guess at New Zealand.
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