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Is the United States an indirect democracy or a republic?

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The answer to this question is going to depend almost completely on how your book defines a republic.  As the link below tells us,

there is no consensus among scholars ... as to exactly what a republic is.

Given this fact, it is very hard to say if the United States is a republic or an indirect democracy.

In many ways, the United States is an indirect democracy.  The people of the United States do not tend to vote directly on...

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