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Democrats & Republicans

By Bhavuk Narula      09 November, 2020 06:32 PM      0 Comments
Democrats & Republicans


Here, in the United States, the word democratic and republican are broadly applied to mean the two important American Political Parties: The Democratic Party and The Republican Party. We usually hear these words to define things the parties do, or the person related to them. For example, former Vice- President Joe Biden is the Democratic candidate for President and the active members of the Republican Party are usually called Republicans.



Beginning with the term “Democrats” i.e. Democratic states referring to equality or of the essence of equality. The Democratic is an award usually referred to everything that relates to or has to do with a democracy, a plan of authority in which the important authority remains with the person and is practiced by them instantly or by a governmental leader that they choose to symbolize them. In training, this is regularly cultured through a reasonable, arranged order of electing; in which residents or agents add votes in favor of governmental leaders (in polls) or societal issues (in vote).

So, the word democratic is applied to define administration orders that are or correspond to equalities. The United State of America demonstrates prototypical equality in which the person chooses an agent (mayors, governors, members of congress, etc.) to conduct the command of government on their side. That is the reason why we state that the U.S is a democratic country or that it has a Democratic Form of Government.


The term Republican means that “of, relating to, or of the nature of a republic.” Similar to the word democratic, the word republican also defines things that relate to or include a specific kind of government. In this scenario, the government in discussion is a republic. A republic may be a government system in which the power rests with voting citizens who directly or indirectly choose representatives to exercise political power on their behalf.

It may be noticed that a republic sounds sort of like democracy. As it happens, most of the present-day democracies (including the United States) are also republics. However, not every republic is democratic, and not every democratic country is a republic.

For example, the historical city-state of Venice had a pacesetter referred to as a doge who was elected by voters. In the case of Venice though, the voters were a little council of traders, and therefore the doge held his position for all times. Venice and other similar mercantile city-states had republican governments, but as you'll see, they were definitely not democratic. At an equivalent time, the up maybe a democratic country that features a monarch, Queen Elizabeth, and then it's not a republican country because it's not officially a republic.

The Color Representing Democrats and Republicans:

The party colors- red for Republicans and blue for Democrats wasn't standard until the election of 2000. The colors originally had nothing to do with either party. In 1976, NBC debuted its first color electronic electoral map on air, where bulbs would turn red for Jimmy Carter-won Democrat states, and blue for Gerald Ford-won Republican states. This took after the British color scheme, where red would be assigned to the Liberal Party. By the 1980 elections, other TV networks too had created their own electoral maps, but each went with their own color schemes. When Republican Reagan won by a landslide, NBC had a nation showing red while ABC had it showing blue for Republican-won states. The colors were mostly designated for ideological or aesthetic reasons that differed from channel to channel.


In the short run, the move by pro-business social liberals from the Republican Party to the Democratic Party will make both parties look more moderate on the economic policy. Within the long run, an equivalent dynamic could actually make the Republican Party more blue-collar than the Democrats. Social conservatives within the Republican Party already insist that the Democratic Party is the party of privilege and elitism. The populist rhetoric adopted by the Republican Party has pictured the Democratic Party as the home of overpaid professors, bureaucrats, and social technicians. 


Bhavuk Narula 
Lloyd Law College
LL.B. Final Year

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