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Was ancient Rome a democracy or republic?

Once free, the Romans established a republic, a government in which citizens elected representatives to rule on their behalf. A republic is quite different from a democracy, in which every citizen is expected to play an active role in governing the state.

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Also asked, when did Rome become a democracy?

133 BC

Similarly, why was the Roman republic not a democracy? The Roman Republic was indeed a flawed form of democracy, biased towards the rich. The first major flaw of Roman Democracy is that while theoretically all citizens could vote, they could only do so at Rome.

Hereof, what type of government did Roman republic have?

Republic Aristocracy

Why did democracy develop during the Roman Republic?

Members of lower social classes began to demand representation in government. Romans wanted to prevent one leader from gaining too much power. Romans wanted to model their system of government after ancient Athens.

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