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federalism       294911391

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The principle or system of government of a federation, a political entity constituted by a number of smaller units or states, where the central government has powers over national issues such as foreign policy and defence, while the individual states retain a high degree of regional and local autonomy.

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federal States

Broader terms
political systems

Related terms
central-local government relations
decentralization
French Equatorial Africa
French West Africa
Mali Federation
Rhodesia and Nyasaland
separatism
state government

Subject category
09.01.01 POLITICAL SYSTEMS AND IDEOLOGIES



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