What is confederation?

  • (noun): A union of political organizations.
    Synonyms: confederacy, federation
    See also — Additional definitions below


A confederation (or confederacy), in modern political terms, is a permanent union of political units for common action in relation to other units. Usually created by treaty but often later adopting a common constitution, confederations tend to be established for dealing with critical issues (such as defense, foreign affairs, or a common currency), with the central government being required to provide support for all members.

Read more about Confederation.

Some articles on confederation:

Freie Ämter - History - Before 1415
... After the Swiss Confederation became independent from the Habsburgs, the new Confederation began to expand. 1386, and despite the 1394 peace between the Habsburgs and the Confederation, the Habsburg city of Bremgarten entered into an alliance with Bern in ...
Confederation Lake Water Aerodrome
... Confederation Lake Water Aerodrome, (TC LID CJL7), is located on Confederation Lake, Ontario, Canada ...
Historical Confederations
... Historical confederations (especially those predating the 20th century) may not fit the current definition of a confederation, may be proclaimed as a federation but be confederal (or the reverse), and may ... Sejm) and currency) Old Swiss Confederacy (1291–1848), officially the Swiss Confederation Hanseatic League Kalmar Union (confederated personal union 1397–1523 Denmark, Sweden ...
Halifax (former City) - City of Halifax - Confederation
... Canadian Confederation became a reality in 1867, but received much resistance from the merchant classes of Halifax, and from many prominent Halifax politicians due to the fact ... After confederation Halifax retained its British military garrison until British troops were replaced by the Canadian army in 1906 ... After Confederation, boosters of Halifax expected federal help to make the city's natural harbor Canada's official winter port and a gateway for trade with Europe ...
Richard John Uniacke - Confederation
... was the first public figure to advocate for the Confederation of Canada, 51 years before it became a reality ... colonies in North America with a proposal for the confederation of the whole under one government” to the Colonial Office ...

More definitions of "confederation":

  • (noun): The act of forming an alliance or confederation.
    Synonyms: alliance
  • (noun): The state of being allied or confederated.
    Synonyms: alliance