A group that exercises sovereign authority over a nation, state, society or other body of people. Governments are generally responsible for making and enforcing laws, managing currency, and protecting the populace from external threats, and may have other duties or privileges. Governments also typically set tax rates, and may regulate investment practices as well.

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The government of the United is States is fast becoming one that is run by the super rich and greedy corporations.

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The United States of American has the best government in the world because it is a democracy and everyone gets to vote.

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There are several different types of government in this world, ranging from democracy such as the United States, all the way to a Tyranny like communist Russia.

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