Difference between Federalism and Confederalism?

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Federalism and confederalism are different. A confederation is basically a temporary association of a number of states which still retain its sovereignty after the development of the confederation. On the other hand, a federation is a permanent union of states wherein it retain its sovereign character even after the formation of the federal union.
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