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It is important to note the notorious limits of that democratic expansion in all its dimensions. There has never been, in any modern country, that mythical democracy said to be the "government of the people, by the people and for the people". Only slowly the voting was extended from the census vote to universal suffrage. Freedom of expression has undergone constant and profound changes, by the monopoly of information systems, censorship and self obliged censorship, all of them omnipresent throughout the twentieth century worldwide. Civil rights have been respected only to the extent that the bourgeoisie has retained power, and has not seen it compromised. Economic and social rights existed only on paper, and each possible extension had the cost of confrontations and wars, or economic crisis.