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Differences and Similarities Between Governments Democracy a

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Robert Lofton

on 5 November 2013

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Differences and Similarities Between Governments Democracy and Republic
Democracy, this government’s majority can impose its will on the minority. Its ownership is held by the entire population as a group. This government is ruled by the omnipotent majority. In a Democracy, an individual, and any group of individuals composing any minority, have no protection against the unlimited power of the majority. It is a case of Majority-over-Man. This government originated in Classical Athens and a popular example would also be Rome.
The duties and responsibilities are the same. The have the same basic roles. The main similarity between a republic and a democracy is the election of officials to lead the government through majority vote. Both forms of government tend to use a representational system where citizens vote to elect politicians to represent their interests and form the government.

Republic, this government’s majority cannot take away certain inalienable rights. Its ownership is held by the people as individuals. The elected is supposed to be bound by oath to the written governing limits yet vote “together” and create laws to address concerns of the represented in a democratic way. A Republic government is a constitutionally limited government, of the representative type, created by a written Constitution--adopted by the people and changeable by them only by its amendment--with its powers divided between three separate branches of government. This government originated in the United States and a popular example would also be the United States.
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