Mixed or compound mode of government that combines a general government with regional governments (provincial, state, cantonal, territorial, or other sub-unit governments) in a single political system, dividing the powers between the two.- Federalism
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A unitary system of government can be considered the opposite of federalism.
Country in the southern half of South America.
The provinces and the capital have their own constitutions, but exist under a federal system.
Country in North America.
In 1867, with the union of three British North American colonies through Confederation, Canada was formed as a federal dominion of four provinces.
Sovereign country comprising the mainland of the Australian continent, the island of Tasmania, and numerous smaller islands.
Politically, Australia is a federal parliamentary constitutional monarchy, comprising six states and ten territories.
Hellenistic-era confederation of Greek city states on the northern and central Peloponnese.
The League represents the most successful attempt by the Greek city states to develop a form of federalism, which balanced the need for collective action with the desire for local autonomy.
Country in Northwestern Europe.
This continuing antagonism has led to several far-reaching reforms, resulting in a transition from a unitary to a federal arrangement during the period from 1970 to 1993.
Supreme law of the United States of America.
Article IV, Article V, and Article VI embody concepts of federalism, describing the rights and responsibilities of state governments, the states in relationship to the federal government, and the shared process of constitutional amendment.
Landlocked country at the confluence of Western, Central and Southern Europe.
Although the majority of the population are German-speaking, Swiss national identity is rooted in a common historical background, shared values such as federalism and direct democracy, as well as Alpine symbolism.
Federal state comprising three communities and three regions that are based on four language areas.
Through constitutional reforms in the 1970s and 1980s, regionalisation of the unitary state led to a three-tiered federation: federal, regional, and community governments were created, a compromise designed to minimize linguistic, cultural, social, and economic tensions.
Union of sovereign groups or states united for purposes of common action.
Other confederations with stricter rules may resemble federal systems.