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  1. whitemoon's Avatar
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    Government&State

    Hello teachers!
    Please help me.
    Government Technical Collage(GTC)
    State Agricultural Institute (SAI)
    Are Government and State the same?
    What is the difference between them?
    Can we change each other?
    Thank you in advance.
    Have a good time!

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    Re: Government&State

    Government Technical College(GTC)
    State Agricultural Institute (SAI)
    Government probably means the Central or Federal Government which controls the whole country. They usually undertake the important functions of national interest such as the Police, Defence, Health and Eduction.

    State probably means the government of a state or province in a country which is given the power by Federal Government to govern and adminster a particular state.

    The difference is not clear-cut though and the terms are used interchangeably. Government may mean the State Government and State may refer to the government of the country as a whole.

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    Re: Government&State

    Quote Originally Posted by whitemoon View Post
    Hello teachers!
    Please help me.
    Government Technical Collage(GTC)
    State Agricultural Institute (SAI)
    Are Government and State the same?
    What is the difference between them?
    Can we change each other?
    Thank you in advance.
    Have a good time!
    In the example you've given they might mean the same thing.
    However, in general terms, the Government of a country is not the State.
    The State has a constitution which the Government-of-the-day must abide by. In countries that have elections, Governments come and go, but the State remains the same. In such cases, the Head of State is usually the President or a King/Queen, while the Head of Government is the Prime Minister.

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