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government

In my "Philosophy of Law" class today my Professor told us that US Americans refer to "der Staat" not as "the State" (which would be a false friend) but rather as "the Government". I definately thought he was wrong, and it would be something more like "the Nation". I would translate "the Government" to be "die Regierung". What do you think?
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    You have to love how slang evolves. In my day, insulting someone was dissing someone from the word disrespect. Now it is throwing shade, especially…

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