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Constitutional oligarchies" Back in 476 when the western Roman Empire collapsed, the Italian Peninsula became divided to form smaller political units. After about six hundred years in the Northern parts of Italy, part of these units became established into self-governing city-states and instated government systems that were founded on broader, although not famous contribution and in electing leaders for regulated time durations. As a result of this, their governments can be viewed as slight forerunners representative administrations that developed later on. These administrative systems thrive for two hundred years or more in cities such as Venice, Pisa, Siena, and Florence. The Italians decided to refer to their city-states as republics and not as democracies which were a Latin system as opposed to the Greek system. At first, becoming a member of democracies was only limited mainly to the nobles and individuals who owned extensive lands. At the beginning

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