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  1. Strategy Analysis
    1. The State of the overall market demand
    2. Competitive Analysis
    3. Regulatory Developments
  2. Research of the strategic choices
    1. Conceptual Analysis
    2. Strategic approaches
  3. Justification of strategic choices
    1. Justification in relation to internal capabilities
    2. Justification in relation to the changing environment
  4. Change in Strategy
    1. Changes likely
    2. Advancement
  5. Rationale of the strategy by a strategic analysis tool
  6. Analysis of coherence between the strategic choices of the firm and the accounting and financial information.
    1. Structure Analysis
    2. Evolution of the operating cycle
    3. Analysis of results

On the eve of the fifth century Athens abandoned tyranny to build a new system; system where the demos consolidated in the body of citizens governed the politics of the city. Thus democracy was initiated, among others, by Cleisthenes. Athens retained a democratic government throughout the classical period, from 508/507 to 322. Therefore, the city was isolated in a world where people were often governed by the most powerful people. Therefore Athens had the task of defending its system against foreigners, and against the internal enemies of democracy, who were often aristocrats who had lost the powers they had acquired under the tyranny when they were the wealthy supporters of the oligarchy. Moreover, the idea of democracy among the Greeks was intimately linked to the concept of liberty which was so dear to the Athenians. To be free, they must not be subjected to anyone and must have the ability to subdue their enemies if their freedom is threatened. Athens not only had to achieve the power of political independence and gather ability to defend itself, but also to stand as an autonomous power in the Greek world. This raises the question of what precisely were the obstacles and enemies of democracy and the means by which Athens was protected from these threats.

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