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Federalist

One who believes in or advocates a political system in which the central government has certain, enumerated powers, and other government responsibilities are delegated to lower levels of government. For example, a federalist system may designate the central government to handle monetary policy and foreign affairs, but delegate most other matters to the provinces or states.
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Henry argued in speech after speech that only a fool would trust the Federalist government, and in mocking the Federalists asked, "What can avail your specious imaginary balances, those rope-dangling chain-rattling ridiculous checks and contrivances?
By the 1960s, the federalist government proved unfeasible with the provinces able to tax goods that originated in the other regions.
In considering mechanisms for the management and settlement of disputes once they arise, the JWG recognized that the two countries' large federalist governments and complex administrative structures hampered efforts at negotiation.