According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, democracy can mean:

The dictionary definition is only the tip of the iceberg.  There are many definitions, depending upon the context. Among these are:

Many of these concepts can be mixed together. For example, the United States system is representative, constitutional, federal, liberal, republican, and presidential.

An especially important question to ask is, “why democracy?” If you want to start exploring that question, click here

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