posted by Brandi .
Having trouble on this question.
Which form of government gives independent rights and policy making decisions to smaller regions (like states or provinces) of the country which cannot be overridden by the main government. The choices are unitary, confederation, or federal. I don't think it is unitary but not sure between the other two.
Study these definitions carefully.
It's probably confederation, rather than federal. Think about the Articles of Confederation (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Articles_of_Confederation ) and the differences between it and the US Constitution that was written and passed later and which formed our federal government.