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Old 01-31-2004, 04:10 PM   #14
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First of all, technically, isn't the United States of America a mix of both worlds, democracy AND republic? In school, my teacher said that this was partially true, because we don't leave EVERYTHING up to the people. The government does a lot of work, too. So, WHAT IS IT exactly?
America is a democratic republic - we democratically elect representatives to run our government. If we were a pure democracy, every citizen would have to vote on every issue - it would be a logistical nightmare, to say the least.
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