When Singapore became an independent republic , much of the land was held tinder Crown leases that were about to expire.
Federalists seized on the concept of an extensive republic in essays, public letters, and private correspondence.
In 1948 Czechoslovakia became a socialist republic , and from 1968 it was a federation of two states.
Fifty years of civil war, a republic led by Oliver Cromwell, and the restoration of the monarchy.
The Law Society of Namibia said this week that every citizen and resident in Namibia has the duty to respect the constitution, the offices representing the independent republic and the organs of the state.
But as the birth of the American republic so brilliantly demonstrates, the taxing power of the government is far from being unlimited.
It left slavery untouched until the Civil War but it put in place a representative republic with basic rights for its citizens.
That happened because the United States is a federal republic , not a democracy.
Madison and the other Founders attempted to forestall democracy by devising a republic , the hallmark of which was the preservation of individual liberty.
The threat was no longer from aristocratic conspirators who wanted a republic or a Stuart restoration; rather, the governing elite, which was numerically quite small, faced the prospect of a mass democracy.