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  Republic (government) - MSN Encarta
A republic is a state or country that is not led by a hereditary monarch, where the people of that state or country (or at least a part of that people) have impact on its...
Accordingly, his ideal republic consisted of three distinct groups: a commercial class formed by those dominated by their appetites; a spirited class, administrators and soldiers, responsible for the execution of the laws; and the guardians or philosopher-kings, who would be the lawmakers.
These Italian republics were for centuries disturbed by power struggles between the aristocracy and the commercial bourgeoisie, in which the latter represented the cause of democratic government and the former that of feudal conservatism.
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  Republic - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In a broad definition, a republic is a state whose political organization rests on the principle that the citizens or electorate constitute the ultimate root of legitimacy and sovereignty.
Republics are often associated with democracy, which seems natural if one acknowledges the meaning of the expression from which the word "republic" derives (see: res publica).
Requiring the states to be a republic in form was seen as protecting the citizens' rights and preventing a state from becoming a dictatorship or monarchy, and reflected unwillingness on the part of the original 13 states (all independent republics) to unite with other states that were not republics.
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 Galactic Republic - Wookieepedia, the Star Wars Wiki
The Republic had no standing military to combat the Confederacy of Independent Systems, and thus a Military Creation Act was proposed, which was strongly opposed by many of the Republic's pacifist leaders such as Padmé Amidala of Naboo, who feared the possibility of going to war.
The Galactic Republic was composed of a significant portion of the known galaxy, stretching from the Core Worlds to Wild Space, though it was widely believed that the government held little power in the outlying regions, and preferred to focus its attentions on the Core Worlds.
The capital of the Galactic Republic was Coruscant, a planet considered to be the cultural and economical center of the galaxy, despite being located outside of the Deep Core.
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 Czech Republic - Official Website
The Czech republic is a developed, democratic country in the center of Europe.
The Czech Republic maintains its exquisite culture, which is commemorated by many traditions and public holidays.
This international triathlon is organized as the Championship of the Czech Republic, a stop on the Czech Cup tour, a part o...
www.czech.cz   (1192 words)

 republic - Definitions from Dictionary.com
Republican (adj.) "belonging to a republic" is recorded from 1712; in noun sense of "one who favors a republic" it is recorded from 1697; and in sense of a member of a specific U.S. political party (the Anti-Federalists) from 1782, though this was not the ancestor of the modern Republican Party, which dates from 1854.
Democracy implied direct rule by the people, all of whom were equal, whereas republic implied a system of government in which the will of the people was mediated by representatives, who might be wiser and better educated than the average person.
In the early American republic, for example, the requirement that voters own property and the establishment of institutions such as the Electoral College were intended to cushion the government from the direct expression of the popular will.
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 Czech Republic - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Czech Republic (Czech: Česká republika or Česko) is a landlocked country in Central Europe.
The majority of the inhabitants of the Czech Republic (95%) are ethnically Czech and speak Czech, a member of the Slavic languages.
According to its constitution, the Czech Republic is a parliamentary democracy whose head of state is a president, indirectly elected every five years by the parliament.
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 Republic - Simple English Wikipedia
People in many republics also send representatives to the capital city to vote for laws in what is called a legislature.
Vaishali in India was the first oligarchic republic of the world in the 5th century BCE.
One big difference from republics today was that with a different social status came a different number of votes.
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 Galactic Republic (Star Wars) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Galactic Republic is the name of the interplanetary government used in the fictional Star Wars universe prior to the establishment of the Galactic Empire.
The Republic had no standing military to combat the Confederacy of Independent Systems and a Military Creation Act was proposed, which was strongly opposed by many of the Republic's pacifist leaders, such as Padmé Amidala of Naboo, who feared the possibility of going to war.
Tensions between the Republic and the Separatists eventually escalated into all-out war, and the conflicts that would later be known as the "Clone Wars" began (chronicled in Attack of the Clones).
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 Rome: The Republic
The history of the Republic is a history of continuous warfare; all of the historical stories which the Romans will use as stories of Roman virtue and values date from this tumultuous period of defense and invasion.
   The Romans had at the beginning of the Republic a constitution which had laid down the traditions and institutions of government; this constitution, however, was not a formal or even a written document, but rather a series of unwritten traditions and laws.
Originally, the wars which the Republic fought were largely defensive wars; the expulsion of the Tarquins provoked many attacks by their allies and by Etruscans.
www.wsu.edu /~dee/ROME/REPUBLIC.HTM   (1309 words)

 Republic County, Part 1
REPUBLIC County is the fifth from the east State line in the northern tier of counties; is bounded on the north by the State of Nebraska; on the east by Washington; south by Cloud, and west by Jewell County.
For a long time the Republican was the boundary line between the white and Indian territory, consequently the early settlements of Republic County were the scene of a great many Indian outrages.
Davis settled near Republic City, and Thomas Lovewell, in the same year, crossed the Republican and located on White Rock Creek, near the town of White Rock.
www.kancoll.org /books/cutler/republic/republic-co-p1.html   (1828 words)

 Republic Aviation
The Republic P-43 was a direct successor of the Seversky P-35.
Republic Aviation was established in 1939 when the board of directors of Seversky Aircraft ousted Alexander de Seversky as company president because of mounting losses and changed the company's name to Republic.
Republic attempted to diversify, establishing a helicopter division in December 1957 and building the French Alouette helicopter under license.
www.centennialofflight.gov /essay/Aerospace/Republic/Aero43.htm   (1638 words)

 republic. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
The term republic formerly denoted a form of government that was both free from hereditary or monarchical rule and had popular control of the state and a conception of public welfare.
Traditionally a republic is distinguished from a true democracy in that the republic operates through a representative assembly chosen by the citizenry, while in a democracy the populace participates directly in governmental affairs.
The United States is an example of a federal republic, in which the powers of the central government are limited and the component parts of the nation, the states, exercise some measure of home rule.
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 Republic vs. Democracy   (Site not responding. Last check: )
"Republic" is the proper description of our government, not "democracy." I invite you to join me in raising public awareness regarding that distinction.
In a Republic, the sovereignty resides in the people themselves, whether one or many.
In a Republic, one may act on his own or through his representatives as he chooses to solve a problem.
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 Sallust's Republic: The Conspiracy of Catiline
Sallust's narrative paints the late Roman Republic in bold colors, emphasizing the social and political ills which allowed a handful of discontented citizens to consider the violent overthrow of Rome's government an honorable aim, and a prospect well within their means.
The Republic, which by 146 BC had managed to incorporate and hold in its sway the most fertile portions of the Mediterranean basin, effectively ceased to exist just one century after that year's Roman victory in the Third Punic War.
Self-interest and patriotism were thus intermingled, and the Roman Republic thrived on warfare and the perpetual threat of conflict, so long as its citizens were compelled to serve in the military and accustom themselves to the rigid discipline, not to say "benevolent despotism," of the camps.
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 Republic Michigan and the Republic Mine in the Upper Peninsula
Republic Michigan and the Republic Mine in the Upper Peninsula
Republic is 25 miles southwest of Ishpeming and 45 miles north of Iron Mountain on Highway M-95.
He named it Republic for "the land of the free and the home of the brave".
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 Republic by Plato
THE Republic of Plato is the longest of his works with the exception of the Laws, and is certainly the greatest of them.
Neither must we forget that the Republic is but the third part of a still larger design which was to have included an ideal history of Athens, as well as a political and physical philosophy.
The Republic of Plato is also the first treatise upon education, of which the writings of Milton and Locke, Rousseau, Jean Paul, and Goethe are the legitimate descendants.
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 Republic County, KS
The river was so called because many years ago the valley of that stream was the seat of the "Pawnee Republic," a designation given to a principal division of the Pawnee Indians, or Panis, as they were originally known.
Scandia was settled by Swedes, and Norway by Norwegians.
The Special Collections of the Ablah Library at WSU contain historical images of Republic, Wayne, Scandia, Belleville, and Courtland.
skyways.lib.ks.us /counties/RP   (287 words)

 Star Wars: Databank | Galactic Republic
The Old Republic was the Republic of legend, greater than distance or time.
Before a cruel and ruthless Empire supplanted it, the Old Republic was the democratic union that governed a galaxy for thousands of years.
Ruling the Republic was the Galactic Senate, a governing body comprising elected or appointed representatives from across the galaxy.
www.starwars.com /databank/organization/galacticrepublic   (350 words)

 Technorati Tag: republic
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 Plato's Republic
In the end, probably the most enduring image of the entire Republic, as an expression of Plato's view of life and the world, is the Allegory (or Simile) of the Cave.
The "Ring of Gyges," which confers invisibility, is used in Plato's Republic as a thought experiment to argue that a person with such a ring, whether previously just or unjust, would use it to commit as many crimes as necessary to get what they want [Book II, 359d].
The argument of the rest of the Republic, consequently, is that the just man would not be tempted by invisibility to commit crimes, because he would know that crime itself makes one unhappy and that he is better off to remain just.
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The Republic, like the Phaedrus (see Introduction to Phaedrus), is an imperfect whole; the higher light of philosophy breaks through the regularity of the Hellenic temple, which at last fades away into the heavens.
The principal characters in the Republic are Cephalus, Polemarchus, Thrasymachus, Socrates, Glaucon, and Adeimantus.
BOOK I. The Republic opens with a truly Greek scene--a festival in honour of the goddess Bendis which is held in the Piraeus; to this is added the promise of an equestrian torch-race in the evening.
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 United States and Brazil: The Republic / Brasil e Estados Unidos: A República
Deodoro da Fonseca was already signing the first acts proclaiming the establishment of a federal republic, similar to that of the United States.
The new cabinet informed the nation that the country was now a federal republic, under the name of United States of Brazil; the former provinces became states.
Recognizing the respect and high regard with which the emperor and his family were held in much of the country, the cabinet asked them to leave Brazil but offered five thousand réis to cover their expenses.
international.loc.gov /intldl/brhtml/br-1/br-1-6.html   (1785 words)

 purevolume™ | Republic
With that in mind, Republic has spent the last 2 years writing and crafting a collection of songs to set apart their own place under the sun.
Whether it's soaring choruses or haunting verses, Republic is about making music that catches you off guard, pulls you in, and gives you incentive to stay.
The soundtrack to life, the highs and the lows, all of it....that's what Republic strives to be.
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