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What makes a Republic different from a democracy?

A republic is a representative form of government that is ruled according to a charter or constitution.

A democracy is a government that is ruled according to the will of the majority. Although these forms of government are often confused, they are quite different.

The main difference between a republic and a democracy is the charter or constitution that limits power in a republic, often to protect the individual's rights against the desires of the majority.

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In a true democracy, the majority rules in all cases, regardless of any consequences for individuals or for those who are not in the majority on an issue.   Comment: So if the Majority MOB says "Hang Them High"   Case Closed: The "WILL" of the People Be DONE!

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