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Is a federalist government a conservative or radical government?


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September 17, 2014 11:41PM

Determining whether a federalist government is conservative or radical depends entirely upon the nature of the government in question and the standards used in the determination. For example, the federalist government of the United States in 1783 was radical (because innovative) by the standards of most members of British Parliament, while it was seen as generally conservative by most American leaders (because its power was limited).