Democracy: Three wolves and a sheep voting on dinner.
Republic: The flock gets to vote for which wolves vote on dinner.
Democratically Elected Republic: Three wolves and 2 sheep vote on which sheep's for dinner.
Constitutional Republic: Voting on dinner is expressly forbidden, and the sheep are armed.
Federal Government: The means by which the sheep will be fooled into voting for a Democracy.
- Author unknown
Guess which one jimmyb wants...