Why America is a Republic, not a Democracy
This is an excerpt from Overview of America produced by The John Birch Society. It is narrated by John McManus. At the end is the music video Yankee Doodle (Tea Party Mix) by Dhruva Aliman
Diarchy
Diarchy (or dyarchy; from the Greek δι- / δύο meaning "two" and ἄρχω meaning "to rule") is a form of government in which two individuals ("diarchs") are joint heads of state. Most diarchs hold their p...
Liberal democracy
Liberal democracy is a form of government in which representative democracy operates under the principles of liberalism, i.e. protecting the rights of the individual, which are generally enshrined in ...
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Monarchy
A monarchy is a form of government in which sovereignty is actually or nominally embodied in 1 or several individual(s) reigning until death or abdication. They are called the monarchs. Forms of monar...
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Republic
A republic is a form of government in which power resides in the people, and the government is ruled by elected leaders run according to law (from Latin: res publica), rather than inherited or app...
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Single-party state
A single-party state, one-party state, one-party system, or single-party system is a type of state in which a single political party has the right to form the government, usually based on the existing...
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Socialist state
The term socialist state (or socialist republic) usually refers to any state that is constitutionally dedicated to the construction of a socialist society. It is closely related to the political ideol...
Brazil
Brazil /brəˈzɪl/ (Portuguese: Brasil, [bɾaˈziw]), officially the Federative Republic of Brazil (Portuguese: República Federativa do Brasil, ...
Matrilineal succession
Matrilineal succession is a form of hereditary succession or other inheritance through which the subject's female relatives are traced back in a matrilineal line.
Netherlands
The Netherlands (/ˈnɛðərləndz/; Dutch: Nederland [ˈneːdərˌlɑnt]) is the main constituent country of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. It is a small, densely po...
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List of shortest-reigning monarchs
A monarch is the person who heads a monarchy, normally ruling for life, or until abdication or deposition. There are some monarchs whose reigns were notably short. Many of these monarchs acceded to th...
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Canada
Canada (/ˈkænədə/) is a country in North America consisting of ten provinces and three territories. Located in the northern part of the continent, i...
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Vanuatu
Vanuatu (/ˌvɑːnuːˈɑːtuː/ vah-noo-AH-too or /vænˈwɑːtuː/ van-WAH-too; Bislama [vanuaˈtu]), officially the Republic of Vanuatu (French: République de Vanuatu, ...
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Whipping boy
A whipping boy was a young boy who was assigned to a young prince and was punished when the prince misbehaved or fell behind in his schooling. Whipping boys were established in the English court durin...
Coregency
A coregency (or co-principality) is the situation where a monarchical position (such as king, queen, emperor or empress), normally held by only a single person, is held by two or more.
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Sheikhdom
A sheikhdom (alt. sheikdom) (Arabic: مشيخة‎ [Mashyakhah]) is a geographical area or a society, that is ruled by a sheikh (Arabic: شيخ‎). Sheikhdoms exist almost exclusively within Arab...
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Federation of Ethiopia and Eritrea
The Federation of Ethiopia and Eritrea or Ethiopian–Eritrean Federation was a federation of the Ethiopian Empire and Eritrea. It was created by the approval of the Federal Act in Ethiopia and the Erit...
Germany
Germany (/ˈdʒɜrməni/; German: Deutschland), officially the Federal Republic of Germany (German: Bundesrepublik Deutschland, [ˈbʊndəsʁepuˌbliːk ˈdɔʏtʃlant...
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Lithuania
24°E / 55°N 24°E / 55; 24Lithuania (/ˌlɪθjuːˈeɪniə/; Lithuanian: Lietuva; [ˈliɛtʊvaː] ), officially the Republic of Lithuania (Lithu...
Consort crown
A consort crown is a crown worn by the consort of a monarch for her coronation or on state occasions. Unlike with reigning monarchs, who may inherit one or more crowns for use, consorts sometimes had ...
Marshall Islands
The Marshall Islands, officially the Republic of the Marshall Islands (Marshallese: Aolepān Aorōkin M̧ajeļ), is an island country located near the equator in the Pa...
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Laos
Laos ((/ˈlaʊs/, /ˈlɑː.ɒs/, /ˈlɑː.oʊs/, or /ˈleɪ.ɒs/) Lao Language: ສາທາລະນະລັດ ປະຊາທິປະໄຕ ປະຊາຊົນລາວ, [sǎː.tʰáː.laʔ.naʔ.lat páʔ.sáː.tʰiʔ.páʔ.tàj páʔ.sáː.són.láːw...
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