self-rule

as in democracy
government in which the supreme power is held by the people and used by them directly or indirectly through representation the newly created United States opted for self-rule rather than monarchy

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“Self-rule.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/self-rule. Accessed 17 Jul. 2024.

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