Stack Exchange Network

Stack Exchange network consists of 174 Q&A communities including Stack Overflow, the largest, most trusted online community for developers to learn, share their knowledge, and build their careers.

Visit Stack Exchange

Questions tagged [republic]

A form of government in which power is explicitly vested in the people, who in turn exercise their power through elected representatives.

2
votes
1answer
99 views

What is importance of the Origination Clause?

The Origination Clause states that all bills for raising revenue must start in the House of Representatives, but the Senate may propose or concur with amendments as in the case of other bills. My ...
-2
votes
1answer
418 views

What's the difference between democratic republics and republics? [closed]

According to Democracy vs Republic In a Republic, All eligible citizens get equal say in decisions with protection of unalienable rights to individuals and Most modern nations—including ...
2
votes
3answers
357 views

What is the point of unlimited terms?

Terms limit is defined by Wikipedia as: A legal restriction that limits the number of terms an officeholder may serve in a particular elected office In many countries, the prime ministers are only ...
5
votes
2answers
1k views

How do we know U.S. elections are free and fair with accurate counting of the popular votes?

People speculate that votes are not properly counted -- even in the U.S. Have Gallup polls or well-respected independent entities tried to confirm U.S. election outcomes? Update on 10/13/18: ...
7
votes
1answer
4k views

What international relations is Australia missing out on by being a constitutional monarchy?

For my debate, I have to argue in favour of Australia being a republic. I'm planning on one of my points being that by still being a monarchy, Australia is missing out on multiple international ...
2
votes
4answers
945 views

Leading readings of the Guarantee Clause of the US Constitution

One of the many evergreen arguments in US politics is the nature of the Federal Government, whether it is a republic or a democracy. Part of the issue is that it is never explicitly stated in the ...
3
votes
1answer
177 views

Statistics on how many politicians in each country are related?

In the last American election, I read an article where a Chinese citizen asked: if America is a republic, why are so many presidents and presidential candidates related? This got me thinking. ...
8
votes
7answers
2k views

What is a Republic?

The question "What is a Republic?" has been half-asked more than once on this website (see this question, this one and last but not least this other one). However, it seems it has never been answered ...
9
votes
2answers
3k views

Do Sunnis support monarchy and Shias support republic?

In several accounts about the Sunni-Shia conflicts erupting in the Middle East (such as this one) the Sunnis are usually viewed as taking the side of a monarchy and the Shia the side of the rebels ...
10
votes
1answer
5k views

Why does India's Constitution say it's a “Sovereign Socialist Secular Democratic Republic”?

The constitution of India states the following: We, The People of India, having solemnly resolved to constitute India into a Sovereign Socialist Secular Democratic Republic and to secure to all ...
9
votes
2answers
7k views

What is the difference between a Republic and a Representative Democracy?

What is the difference between a Republic and a Representative Democracy? Are these the same thing and merely an issue of semantics, or is there a functional difference?
6
votes
4answers
2k views

Is Switzerland a republic?

I always thought that Switzerland was neither a monarchy nor a republic. The members of the federal council are not here by inheritance, nor are they elected by the people. Instead, they are elected ...
6
votes
3answers
483 views

Why is it obligatory to say “republic” in “Czech Republic” and “Dominican Republic”?

More than half of the countries of the world are officially republics, yet most often you can omit the "republic" part when referring to the country. Examples : French Republic -> France People's ...
12
votes
1answer
435 views

Is the UK a republic?

Obviously not in name, but in theory. The UK is a representative democracy; its administration is elected by the people, who are recognised as citizens, not subjects, enjoying the various freedoms (...
2
votes
1answer
55 views

List of appointed offices in the US at the state level

Where can I find a list of political offices in the US, held at the state level, that are appointed rather than elected?
6
votes
3answers
747 views

Transition from parliamentary to presidential Republic?

Did any country in recent century successfully transitioned from parliamentary to presidential Republic (both of them reasonably unambiguously democratic - I'm pretty open as far as inclusiveness)?
2
votes
2answers
88 views

Why do party's candidature requirements exist in some countries?

The Republic by the Spanish Wikipedia is: Republic (from latin res publica, «the politic, the public»), in a wide sense, is a politic system based on the law's empire, the law ( the constitution) ...