The Washington Post, XML

Legislative buildings around the world have distinct architecture that can play a role in political decisions. The five most common typologies of legislative buildings are: opposing benches, semicircle, horseshoe, circle, and classroom. A comparison of the typologies in different countries concluded that the larger the assembly hall, the less democratic the country’s government is. Classroom style legislation will lean towards a dictatorship while a semicircle reflects democracy, allowing accessibility to all citizens from all angles. Read more about the findings at The Washington Post.

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