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Shifting some administrative functions from central government to lower levels; less than devolution
Balancing of power between a nation's capital and autonomous subdivisions, such as U.S. states.
First-order civil divisions
Countries' main territorial components, such as U.S. states or Spanish provinces.
French for "let it be"; economic system of minimal government interference and supervision; capitalism
Hybrid electoral system that uses both single member districts and proportional representation
A political system without a monarch; in Communist Soviet Union and Yugoslavia, federal first-order civil division
Electoral system that elects one person per district, as in the United States and Britain
Economic system of government ownership of industry, allegedly for good of whole society; opposite of capitalism
Economic system of state ownership of major industries to enhance power and prestige of state; a pre-capitalist system
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