I couldn't find a question on here that specifically addresses what government is, so I thought I'd make one. What is government or how would you define it? How is it determined when something is or isn't government? Are there requirements for something to be considered a government?
so i guess the dictionary definition of government does for me...
1. the political direction and control exercised over the actions of the members, citizens, or inhabitants of communities, societies, and states; direction of the affairs of a state, community, etc.; political administration;
2. the form or system of rule by which a state, community, etc., is governed;3. the governing body of persons in a state, community, etc.; administration.
and the confusing part comes with the distinction between a State and a government.