What makes the government democratic?

A true democracy is a government in which the citizens must vote on every issue. However, this is not necessary for a government to be considered 'democratic'. For example, the United States government would be considered a democratic republic because, while we vote on many issues, we also elect representatives to vote on issues for us so that the citizens do not have to decide every single issue. A government is really considered to be democratic if the people being governed have some amount of control in their government.

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