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A government is the system or group of people governing an organized community, often a state. It is the political control of a country of people by a governing body, that has as its purpose the providership of greater organized forms for sake of the people, including law, law enforcement, a military, education, civil engineering, scientific research, and industry.


In the case of its broad associative definition, government normally consists of legislature, executive, and judiciary. Government is a means by which state policies are enforced, as well as a mechanism for determining the policy. Each government has a kind of constitution which is a statement of its governing philosophy, in which is expressed the philosophical form of the nation. Typically the philosphy chosen is some balance between the principle of individual freedom and the idea of absolute state authority (tyranny).


While all types of organizations have governance, the word government is often used more specifically to refer to the approximately 200 independent national governments on Earth, as well as subsidiary organizations.


Historically prevalent forms of government include aristocracy, timocracy, oligarchy, democracy, theocracy and tyranny. The main aspect of any philosophy of government is how political power is obtained, with the two main forms being electoral contest and hereditary succession.

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Australia's Great Barrier Reef is one of the seven wonders of the natural world, and the only living thing that's visible from space. Unfortunately, it's also being hugely damaged by climate change. To counteract this, the Australian government has announced its largest-ever investment in the coral reef: ...

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WASHINGTON — The next time you're at the post office, take a look at the pen you're handed to sign for your package. Or if you work in a government office or at the Pentagon, crack open practically any desk drawer. That slightly smaller-than-average pen, encased in a black tube, with the words ...
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(CNN) They came to help rebuild Britain after the devastation of World War Two, invited by the UK government to lay roads, drive buses, clean ... But in recent years, successive British governments have sought to appear tough on illegal immigration, and their descendants are now struggling to prove a ...
But the government's data collection isn't perfect, either. The FBI's LEOKA program relies partially on voluntary reports from law enforcement agencies on felonious and accidental deaths of officers. Governmental efforts using the same method to track suicides would also produce an incomplete set of data.
Supporters of Turkey's main opposition party have staged sit-in demonstrations across the country to protest against the state of emergency, a move criticised by the government. The demonstrations held on Monday, reportedly in all of Turkey's 81 provinces, were organised as the government prepares this ...
More local governments in California are resisting the state's efforts to resist the Trump administration's immigration crackdown, and political experts see politics at play as Republicans try to fire up voters in a state where the GOP has grown weak. Since the Jeff Sessions-led Department of Justice sued ...
NLawyers for Michael Cohen, personal lawyer to Donald Trump, argued in a hearing today that a recent FBI raid on his offices swept up sensitive documents that should be protected by client-attorney privilege. The Southern District of New York (SDNY) has an interesting counterargument: Cohen is barely ...
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The US government is earnestly trying to tackle the opioid crisis, which is killing tens of thousands of Americans each year, but there's no easy way to tell ... Many agencies are also sharing information with other governments and international organizations to stem the shipments of fetanyl from major ...
Loan servicers, for their part, disagree, insisting that the federal government is right to call states off. They argue that inconsistent policy across states—along with the fees that state-level guidelines might require them to pay—will make it harder for them to serve students. Last month, the Education ...
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The government's star witness in its suit to stop AT&T's proposed purchase of Time Warner took the stand in a marathon court session Wednesday. Economist Carl Shapiro said his analysis shows that U.S. consumers could together pay an additional $571 million in the year 2021 if the merger is approved.
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Sedgwick County officials unveiled two possible plans for building a new county government center Wednesday, but commissioners couldn't agree what to do going forward. The commission had earlier moved toward buying the Riverview Building, a mirrored glass office tower at 345 N. Riverview, to house ...
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What would happen if an unfriendly nation tried to take down the power grid, or the air traffic control system, or blow up a chemical plant with a cyberattack? How would government agencies respond to such a threat? That kind of war-gaming has been playing out this week in a windowless conference room ...
When clamping down on what's shared on social media, the government's hands are actually more tied than, say, Facebook or Twitter through their terms ... are running political advertisements and make reasonable efforts to ensure foreign governments and agents aren't purchasing ads on their platforms.
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