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Infographics: Democracy vs. Republic

posted Jan 30, 2015, 8:17 AM by Michael Dreyfus-Pai   [ updated Jan 30, 2015, 8:17 AM ]
Infographics are great for explaining difficult concepts. Here's a real tricky one: what's the difference between a democracy and a republic?

Democracy

  • Power rests in the people as a group
  • Absolute rule of the majority: few protections for minority groups or opinions
  • No limits on what the government can do
  • Two Types:
    • Direct Democracy: Citizens vote directly on laws
    • Representative Democracy: citizens vote for representatives who vote on laws

Republic

  • Power rests with individuals
  • The power of the government is limited
  • Power divided between three branches
  • Representatives of each branch elected to limited terms


Use Piktochart to create your infographic, comparing and explaining the two forms of government.

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