- May 2014
A republic doesn't even actually have to be democratic at all; for instance, North Korea is known as the Democratic People's Republic of Korea even though it certainly isn't democratic and is in fact much more similar to an absolute monarchy.USA is like Italy or France or Spain ... it's a Republic with a democratic system. Since I'm active on US political forums as well, I know the curious theoretical debate where some American political scientists put almost in opposition Republic and Democracy. But it's the conception of "Democracy" in that context to be particular. Substantially that's "direct democracy", while a Republic is an "indirect democracy".