Definition of: DemocracyEdit
There are two types of democracy, Direct and representative. Democracy basically just means the people of the country are able to equally (sometimes unequally) can vote who they want to represent them in government. It can be to independant representatives to political parties, democracy also allows for the parliament to be kept in check so that also democratically laws can be passed by legal restraint to ensure no inappropiate legislation (law or regulation) is passed. That is representative democracy however, Direct Democracy is when the people gather during a schedueled event can decide directly what policies should be introduced as opposing to have representatives carry that out for them.
Suffrage is a term used for the enablement of voting, universal male suffrage just means that all males can vote, universal sex suffrage is when all genders can vote. Normally when Republics start out with a fundamental build to democracy it is republic governments that will introduce suffrage through parliament. They can determine the age when a voter can vote at and what gender they have to be to vote, even what class they must be and social status for that matter. Democracy can be manipulated to a degree of having a form of sinister control over a populace, this can be called an elitists autocracy.