Republicanism is the idea of a nation being governed as a republic.
In a broad definition a republic is a state or country in which sovereignty is invested in the people. Most commonly such principle beyond the control of the state's citizens is a hereditary principle, and in this sense a republic is the opposite of a monarchy. Thus the term republicanism is often used to describe any movement that is opposed to monarchies.
See also Edit
- Iniciativa Republicana Izquierda - leftist Alexandrian movement advocating the "transformation of the constitutional monarchy into a people's Republic".