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Which characteristic of government describes Athens, not Sparta? Two kings led during wartime. Only about 8 percent were citizens. Most power rested with the council. All citizens could debate any issue.

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Kevin Sutter on February 28, 2018

The correct answer is option d). One of the features of government that could describe to Athens, but not Sparta would be that all citizens are able to discuss any topic. Athens and Sparta were the two most important and influential cities of Ancient Greece. They also represent different values and strengths. Athens focused on citizenship and education, while Sparta was mainly focused on the military development. Athens is considered the birthplace of democracy, due to the fact that it was ruled by "Archons", who were elected by the citizens. Sparta had two Kings who ruled the city that took all the power of the government. In Athens, citizens were influenced in the debate on any matter to promote the sense of democracy. This was not the case in Sparta.


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