What Is the Confederal System?

By Staff WriterLast Updated Mar 27, 2020 9:28:09 PM ET

A confederal system is a mode of government in which a number of smaller states choose to delegate some of their policy making rights to a central body. In this way, the collection of the smaller states can be thought of as a country. A good example of this is the former Soviet Union, which was a conglomeration of a large number of smaller states.