Q. 9

What are the types of federalism?

Answer :

Federalism is a system of government in which power is divided into central authority and various units of the country.

The types of federalism are:


1. Coming together federation: Independent states are formed of their own to form a bigger unit. In this system, all the constituent states have equal power. Example: USA, Switzerland & Australia.


2. Holding together federation: In this system, a large country decides to divide its powers between the constituent states. Here the central government is more powerful than the constituent state government. Example: India, Spain, Belgium.


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