Democratic egalitarianism

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Democratic egalitarianism maintains that all citizens are created equal before the law.

Specifically, this philosophy combines the equal political rights of egalitarianism with the universal franchise of democracy. There are no class structures that entail separate legal practices in democratic egalitarianism. Thus, canon law, star chambers, and aristocracy are alike forbidden, and the testimony of all persons is counted with the same weight. This political development arose in the 18th century in both the United States and France after their revolutionary periods. It was a radical development, as it negated the former feudal and aristocratic foundations.

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