Confederating Uniting federation Establishing federalism amongst states
Establishing a political form of organization, federating autonomous entities by a central administration or government, each with delegated powers. The central administration may not impose decisions on individual members. Political confederations are also known as leagues and united bodies (provinces, states, etc). Another common form of confederation is federated labour syndicates (unions) at national or international levels, members of which (local branches) have varying degrees of autonomy.
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