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Question #197840

v> Explain the history of women’s voting rights around the world

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2021-05-25T14:34:01-0400

In ancient Greece and republican Rome, as well as the few democracies that had arisen in Europe by the end of the 18th century, women were barred from voting. Women remained to be denied all voting rights even when the vote was broadened, as it was in the United Kingdom in 1832. Women's voting rights became a topic in the nineteenth century, and the campaign was especially fierce in the United Kingdom and the United States, although those nations were not the first to offer women the right to vote. Between 1914 and 1939, women in 28 more nations gained either equal voting rights or the ability to vote in national elections. In 1956, women in Pakistan were granted full voting rights in national elections. In another decade, practically every country that acquired independence after WWII provided equal voting rights to men and women in their constitutions, bringing the total number of nations that had granted women the right to vote to more than 100.


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