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What does 'republic' mean with reference to the form of a Government?

Date: 25 Jan 2016    Group: Government    Category: Central Government   

India is a republic country. We celebrate Republic Day every year on January 26. What it means by a 'republic' with reference to the form of a Government? What are the other forms of Government? What is the relation between the word 'public' and 'republic'?
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Author: RAJAN    28 Jan 2016      Member Level: Silver     Points : 1  (Rs 1)    Voting Score: 0

Republic means that the power of public. In a Republic country the people or public have the power to select the government. Each individual have the opportunity to vote for their required politician. Public give a unique person to share the resources to all equally.

Author: Hermes    02 Feb 2016      Member Level: Silver     Points : 4  (Rs 4)    Voting Score: 0

A 'republic' is possibly best described today as a government not directly ruled by a monarch.

In monarchies, an unelected monarch controls the government, with power being passed down to the monarch's heir, or whoever they choose as their successor.

In a republic, power rests theoretically with the public. Although traditionally, a republic meant that people would elect their representatives into power, over time, the word republic has been used by governments that offer no such power to their citizens. North Korea is a particular example: it calls itself a republic, but functions more or less exactly as a monarchy.

The word 'republic' comes from the Latin 'res publica', meaning 'the public-thing'.

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