Broaden Your Thinking: Canadian Immigrant Politicians & Ancient Egypt

Amanda Tummond's  research and work on Ancient Egypt have allowed me to find a connection between my cycle on lawmakers in Canada who were not born here. 

I realized that immigrants wouldn't have done well in Ancient Egypt as well as they do in Canada today, since a lot of things have changed since:

1. Immigrants were not as welcome in Egypt to the extent we have here in Canada. Similarly, immigrants would've not been able to be actively involved in Egyptian politics as it was not a democratic society as it is here. 

2. Rights and Responsibilities. Here in Canada today we enjoy a variety of rights and responsibilities where no one is above the law and everyone is treated equally. This gives Canadians the opportunity and chance to choose who leads them, and essentially set their own laws. Obviously this was very different in Ancient Egypt, where Pharaohs and other rulers had the freedom to accomplish what they wanted to do without anyone else's consent. 

Ancient Egyptian Politics and Modern Day Canadian Politics are two vastly different subjects, yet this difference is a representation of how we as a humans have advanced in our understanding of government, democracy, and politics over time. 

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