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Pridesong
12.20.2011 , 10:54 AM | #14
You're confusing your terms. A Republic is no longer a Republic when it's ruled by a single tyrant. A Republic by definition is a government ran by elected representatives. Once the government is no longer ruled by elected representatives, it's no longer a Republic.

re·pub·lic/riˈpəblik/
Noun:
A state in which supreme power is held by the people and their elected representatives, and which has an elected or nominated president.

em·pire/ˈempī(ə)r/
Noun:
An extensive group of states or countries under a single supreme authority, formerly esp. an emperor or empress.