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Confederation vs. Federation

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Confederationnoun

A union or alliance of states or political organizations.

Federationnoun

Act of joining together into a single political entity.

β€˜It is 106 years since federation.’;

Confederationnoun

The act of forming an alliance.

Federationnoun

Array of nations or states that are unified under one central authority which is elected by its members.

Confederationnoun

The act of confederating; a league; a compact for mutual support; alliance, particularly of princes, nations, or states.

β€˜The three princes enter into some strict league and confederation among themselves.’; β€˜This was no less than a political confederation of the colonies of New England.’;

Federationnoun

Any society or organisation formed from separate groups or bodies.

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Confederationnoun

The parties that are confederated, considered as a unit; a confederacy.

Federationnoun

A collection of network or telecommunication providers that offer interoperability.

Confederationnoun

the state of being allied or confederated

Federationadjective

(Australia) Of an architectural style popular around the time of federation.

β€˜We live in a federation house.’;

Confederationnoun

a union of political organizations

Federationnoun

The act of uniting in a league; confederation.

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Confederationnoun

the act of forming an alliance or confederation

Federationnoun

A league; a confederacy; a federal or confederated government.

Confederation

A confederation (also known as a confederacy or league) is a union of sovereign groups or states united for purposes of common action. Usually created by a treaty, confederations of states tend to be established for dealing with critical issues, such as defense, foreign relations, internal trade or currency, with the central government being required to provide support for all its members.

Federationnoun

an organization formed by merging several groups or parties

Federationnoun

a union of political organizations

Federationnoun

the act of constituting a political unity out of a number of separate states or colonies or provinces so that each member retains the management of its internal affairs

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Federation

A federation (also known as a federal state) is a political entity characterized by a union of partially self-governing provinces, states, or other regions under a central federal government (federalism). In a federation, the self-governing status of the component states, as well as the division of power between them and the central government, is typically constitutionally entrenched and may not be altered by a unilateral decision of either party, the states or the federal political body.

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