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Republic of Genoa – Medieval Italy

By |2018-05-07T12:11:06+00:00August 2nd, 2017|History, Medieval|

Medieval drawing of the city of Genoa, Italy (1493) Genoa in the Early Middle Ages Around 900 AD, the Holy Roman Empire began to lose control of Italy, and Genoa was among the Italian cities that got their independence about this time. Genoa became one of the first medieval cities where citizens won some political rights. Genoa's [...]

What is a republic? Definition – representative government

By |2018-01-31T09:27:43+00:00June 29th, 2017|Government|

Hasdrubal, a Carthaginian general Definition of a republic In a republic, instead of voting directly about what they want to do, as in a democracy, people instead vote for people to represent them. Then those people decide what to do. Carthage in Africa The world's first republic may have been Carthage, in North [...]