Republic or Democracy 6

According to the Oxford Dictionary,[1] the modern concept of a republic is a state in which the people and their elected representatives hold supreme power, and which has an elected president, or a president or prime minister nominated by an elected parliament, rather than an active monarch. 

The concept of representative democracy (discussed a few days ago) and the concept of a republic are virtually identical. The U.S.A can accurately be portrayed as a republic, a republican democracy, or a representative democracy.

Excerpted from America: Democracy or Republic?

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2 thoughts on “Republic or Democracy 6”

  1. What I have been wondering is, why does it seem so important to some people to say we are a Republic, not a Democracy?

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