Union of sovereign states linked by treaties, whose common government does not directly exercise its sovereignty over their territory
State consisting of a union of partially self-governing states or territories, united by a central government that exercizes directly on them its sovereign power
A system in which a country or nation formed by a union or confederation of independent states is governed by a central authority or organization.
An array of nations or states that are unified under one central authority which is elected by its members.
A state where the sovereign constituent units delegate their authority to the centre. As opposed to a federation, where the central and regional governments are each equal and sovereign in their own sphere.
A union or alliance of states or political organizations.