The Ancient Greeks Developing Democracy and Currency and the Reason Silver Became a Traded Commodity

The Ancient Greeks are responsible for western democracy and western currency. The Ancient Greeks were the first to invent and implement democracy and when they found the richest silver vein in the world near a volcanic site, they exploited it to mine silver and mint coins which became traded not only locally but also between the Romans and eventually all Europe which then spread to the Americas when the Europeans colonized the Americas. The silver idea caught on because it was more easily found...

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