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Old 04-23-2014, 12:13 PM
 
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What is the difference between a democratic republic and a non-democratic republic? Thanks
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Old 04-23-2014, 12:26 PM
 
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Bananas.
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Old 04-23-2014, 01:19 PM
 
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In the democratic republic the leader typically prevails with 50 to 60 percent of the vote. In the non democratic republics the leader prevails with 99 to 100 percent of the vote.

Other signs that you might be in a non democratic republic....

The state secret police is headed up by the leader's brother or brother in law.

The army is also the police force

The previous leader now makes his home in Miami

The leader's wife's clothes closet is larger than the average home.
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Old 04-23-2014, 02:26 PM
 
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Do you mean that the difference is how many percent of the votes it takes for the leader to be elected?
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Old 04-23-2014, 02:43 PM
 
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Do you mean that the difference is how many percent of the votes it takes for the leader to be elected?
No, it means that the elections are rigged. The consequences of voting for anyone else are known and the people counting the ballots are instructed to ignore all but the "right" votes. In many cases these problems are eliminated entirely and the leader runs unopposed.
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Old 04-23-2014, 02:44 PM
 
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What is the difference between a democratic republic and a non-democratic republic? Thanks
One talks a good game and shoots, the other just shoots and asks if there are any questions. That and a lot of people who have no access to air-conditioning....
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Old 04-23-2014, 04:27 PM
 
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Bananas.
LOL!

On a more serious note, though, was this statement of yours a reference to this? :

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Banana_republic
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Old 04-23-2014, 05:19 PM
 
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JAMESY1999..

We are having a bit of sport here, and probably confusing you.

The actual answer is that the name may or may not be reflective of the structure of a government. The most obvious current example is The Democratic People's Republic of Korea...or as it is more commonly called, North Korea. It of course is an absolutist dictatorship. The Nazis were the National Socialists in name, and extreme nationalists who despised socialism in practice. In some cases any name would be meaningless, for example the first 100 years of the Republic of Mexico, which called itself a republic because there wasn't really a name for government by unrelenting bloody chaos.

To know the differences between the governments of nations requires an examination of the structures of those governments, the name may me extremely misleading. Behind many a republic has been a fellow called "The Strongman."
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Old 04-23-2014, 05:33 PM
 
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One has leaders like Cromwell and Robespierre. The other has leaders like George Washington.
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Old 04-23-2014, 08:33 PM
 
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"Republic" isn't a scientific term with a fixed meaning, and it has referred to different political structures over time. In the broad sense a republic is just a form of government where there is some type of governing power held by the public itself, rather than just a single monarch or dictator.

That may coincide with elections (a democratic republic) but it does not necessarily do so.

For example, imagine a country made up of smaller city-states. The head-of-state of the entire country is chosen from each city-state on a rotating basis, with a fixed-length term. The choice of candidate is determined by each city-state itself, maybe subject to veto by the leaders of the other city-states. So perhaps one city-state's candidate is chosen by a conclave of well-regarded city elders who get together Vatican-style until the white smoke rises from their chimney.

That would be a republic, but not a democratic republic, since public elections are not involved.
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