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1 In political science, see federal governmentfederal government
or federation,
government of a union of states in which sovereignty is divided between a central authority and component state authorities. A federation differs from a confederation in that the central power acts directly upon individuals as well as
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. 2 In U.S. history, see states' rightsstates' rights,
in U.S. history, doctrine based on the Tenth Amendment to the Constitution, which states, "The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.
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(1) A form of state organization that usually exists in multinational states.

(2) In a number of countries, a political movement in support of a federal system of government.

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If the push for a federal system succeeds, the Philippines will end up a virtual dictatorship and cement dynasties that control political power, similar to the countries that have adopted the federal system such as Malaysia, Cambodia, and Singapore, to name just a few.
Ariel Casilao (Party-list, ANAK PAWIS) raised the issues regarding the countrys readiness to adopt a federal system and the collective desire of the Filipino people to shift to federalism.
Ethiopia says the federal system had been very successful during the past two decades with regard to accommodating ethnic diversity and the distribution of powers between the central and regional governments.
Another participant of the meeting, Nasir Ahmad Roshan ,said the federal system would pave the ground for the division of the country.
no bailouts from the central government) that are generally seen as essential to a properly operating federal system.
Because jurors for state cases are drawn from a defendant's community and jury pools in Richmond are about 75 percent black, detractors of the program claim that using the federal system forces black defendants to stand before mostly white juries.
Structural change is necessary to attain the following: end intergenerational conflict, (boost) economic growth and expand opportunities for all Filipinos Through the adoption of a federal system of government, the division of national and state powers will be clearly delineated.
The present federal system of the United States survived only after a bloody civil war in 1861-1865.
Samuel Majang Mut, a member of Unity state students union wondered why President Salva Kiir recently criticised the greater Equatoria people for openly supporting a federal system in South Sudan.
June 5, 2014 (JUBA) -- South Sudan's Central Equatoria state top executive has declared there is no turning back on the demand for a federal system of governance in the new born country, contrary to the objections by the president, Salva Kiir Mayardit.
Lupai March 20, 2013 - The concept that a federal system and kokora are two different things is to address some confusion in people's minds.
Lupai February 2013 - A federal system of government appropriate for South Sudan is a view that is hoped to increase understanding.

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