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Survivor of Romulus
Join Date: Jun 2012
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# 11
04-23-2013, 11:24 AM
Originally Posted by naevius View Post
A republic is a specific sub-set / form of democracy in which people elect representatives who then vote or otherwise decide on issues. Note that the way in which the representatives decide can vary.

The Roman Republic WAS a true republic, since people voted representatives to the Assembly and to various offices. (But not the Senate.)

At this point, I suspect the Romulan Republic is more of an aspiration than an actuality.
No. Rome was not a true republic; the vast majority of people subject to Roman law could not vote for their representatives and said representatives were under no legal obligation to represent their interests.

Last edited by purplegamer; 04-23-2013 at 11:32 AM.