Representation

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Representation is a political term used to describe the removal of political power from the majority and the transferance of that power to a minority of representatives for a certain period of time. In almost all cases, representation is used to refer to democratic states in which the citizens vote for an individual to represent their interests at the legislative or executive levels of government.

The first representative forms of government appeared thousands of years ago. Since then many civilizations have adopted this as their means of governing themselves. Micronations themselves have shown some interest in some form of representation. This can be an effective way of ruling over a nation which has many subdivisions or not everyone can actively take part in the government.