According to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, the word “faction” refers to a party or group (as within a government) that is often contentious or self-seeking.

In any society, it is inevitable that factions will form for and against various ideas, policies, or behaviors. Each society has a choice, however, in how to manage different opinions, preferences, and needs. Options include anarchy, dictatorships, autocracies, direct democracy, representative democracy, republics, constitutional republics, and constitutional republics that prioritize liberty.

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