A republic is a form of government in which the country is considered a "public matter" (Latin: res publica), not the private concern or property of the rulers, and where offices of states are subsequently directly or indirectly elected or appointed rather than inherited. In modern times, a common simplified definition of a republic is a government where the head of state is not a monarch.
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... Moldova i/mɔːlˈdoʊvə/, officially the Republic of Moldova (Moldovan/Romanian Republica Moldova ) is a landlocked nation in Eastern Europe located between Romania to the west ... with the same boundaries as the Moldavian Soviet Socialist Republic in 1991 as part of the dissolution of the Soviet Union ... The nation is a parliamentary republic with a president as head of state and a prime minister as head of government ...
... For more details on this topic, see Weimar Republic. 1919 to 1933 is commonly referred to as the Weimar Republic, as the Republic's constitution was drafted here ...
... The forerunner of the Republic of Vietnam Marine Corps (VNMC) was established by Ngo Dinh Diem, then prime minister of what was then the State of Vietnam on October 13, 1954 ... The Republic of Vietnam was established in October 1955 after Diem used a fraudulent referendum to topple Bao Dai ...
... signed nor ratified the convention are Antigua and Barbuda, Sultanate of Brunei, Cook Islands, Republic of Gambia, Niue, Republic of Palau, Solomon Islands, Republic of Vanuatu and the ...
... distinct set of definitions for the word republic evolved in the United States ... In common parlance a republic is a state that does not practice direct democracy but rather has a government indirectly controlled by the people ... was not an idea mentioned by Machiavelli and did not exist in the classical republics ...
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“Our constitution works. Our great republic is a government of laws, not of men.”
—Gerald R. Ford (b. 1913)
“While the Republic has already acquired a history world-wide, America is still unsettled and unexplored. Like the English in New Holland, we live only on the shores of a continent even yet, and hardly know where the rivers come from which float our navy.”
—Henry David Thoreau (18171862)
“It was the most ungrateful and unjust act ever perpetrated by a republic upon a class of citizens who had worked and sacrificed and suffered as did the women of this nation in the struggle of the Civil War only to be rewarded at its close by such unspeakable degradation as to be reduced to the plane of subjects to enfranchised slaves.”
—Anna Howard Shaw (18471919)