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?


[1] From https://en.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/republic. See also: https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/republic.

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