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-:''[[interconnectedness]]''+A '''peer-to-peer (P2P) network''' is a type of [[Decentralized system|decentralized]] and [[distributed computing|distributed]] [[network architecture]] in which individual [[node (networking)|nodes]] in the network (called ''"peers"'') act as both suppliers and consumers of resources, in contrast to the centralized [[client–server]] model where client nodes request access to resources provided by central servers.
-# A body of ruling officials organized in [[nested]] [[rank]]s.+
-# Any group of objects ranked so that every one but the [[top]]most is [[subordinate]] to a specified one above it.+
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-== Alternatives ==+
-* [[Democracy]] +
-* [[Anarchism]] as a social/political theory and practice+
-* [[Peer-to-peer]] networks+
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A peer-to-peer (P2P) network is a type of decentralized and distributed network architecture in which individual nodes in the network (called "peers") act as both suppliers and consumers of resources, in contrast to the centralized client–server model where client nodes request access to resources provided by central servers.



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