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Who determines who determines the checks & balances?
The military.... what checks them from running a take over the country - surely they have the power to do anytime they want.
Separation of powers is a political doctrine originating from the United States Constitution, according to which the legislative, executive, and judicial branches of the United States government are kept distinct in order to prevent abuse of power. This U.S. form of separation of powers is associated with a system of checks and balances.