political unit


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n political unit a unit with political responsibilities
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  • Alexis De Tocqueville
    “Scarcely any political question arises in the United States that is not resolved, sooner or later, into a judicial question.”
  • Alexander Herzen
    “Liberalism, austere in political trifles, has learned ever more artfully to unite a constant protest against the government with a constant submission to it.”


In literature:

The political unit at the South was the parish; in the North it was the town.
"History of the United States, Vol. I (of VI)" by E. Benjamin Andrews
The explanation of this step must be sought in the party politics of the United States.
"The Political History of England - Vol XI" by George Brodrick
Political leadership in the United States was passing from the South to the North.
"A History of the Nineteenth Century, Year by Year" by Edwin Emerson
The history of political parties in the United States is especially rich in lessons of this sort.
"The Critical Period of American History" by John Fiske
The Scheldt no longer divided the country into two distinct political units.
"Belgium" by Emile Cammaerts
Each pueblo and outlying village was a political unit.
"The Book of the National Parks" by Robert Sterling Yard
From February 4, 1899, the United States accepted the political status of an Empire.
"The American Empire" by Scott Nearing
The sectionalism which had made a political unit of the South before the war was weakened.
"The New Nation" by Frederic L. Paxson
Indeed, only from his days could Madagascar in any sense be regarded as a political unit.
"Shadow and Light" by Mifflin Wistar Gibbs
"An Appeal in Favor of that Class of Americans Called Africans" by Lydia Maria Child

In news:

With the political conventions taking place in the United States right now, one hears the word delegate used a lot during news coverage.
Politics may cloud your vision from time to time, but at the end of the day, we are united and safe because of the proud, the few and the brave.
I've been calling 1973, as I sort through my research for a political and cultural history of the United States in the '70s, the Year Without Christmas Lights.
Tuesday 23 November 2010 United States, Politics.
Charging an individual with racism is potent politics, and when the President of the United States refuses to admit he has made a mistake, being at the wrong place at the wrong time can be a life changer.
Weeks before the average incumbent United States senator scurries into campaign mode, Robert G Torricelli is all over New Jersey, in part, political analysts say, because recent poll numbers show him at best in a tie in his re-election bid.
If there's one thing that can unite political foes in Wisconsin, it just may be the Green Bay Packers.
The Western Tradition Partnership, best known for filing a suit that extended the Citizen United decision, may have been illegally coordinating with political campaigns this whole time.
Bush at United Nations (1971-72 Photo / KTRK political consultant Peter Roussel).
The economic, political and cultural impacts of California on the rest of the United States are huge.
It was a pivotal point in American politics, largely because the question, "Can a Catholic be elected president of the United States".
The Republican Party (also called the GOP, for "Grand Old Party") is one of the two major contemporary political parties in the United States, along with the Democratic Party.
When it comes to volatile political issues, the United Church of Christ is not often content simply to issue statements.
During the presidential race last spring, when faith and politics clashed on the road to the White House, Barack Obama "with some sadness" ended his 20-year affiliation with Trinity United Church of Christ on the South Side.
Yesterday GOProud, the conservative gay political group — not the Log Cabin guys — endorsed Mitt Romney to be the next President of the United States.

In science:

There is a natural tendency of social units (people, enterprises or political fractions) to differ and to compete.
Why everything gets slower ?
His life, ably recounted in , took him from a small city in White Russia, through his advanced training under the masters of the “Italian school” of algebraic geometry, and to a distinguished career in the United States, the precursor of a tide of emigrant talent fleeing political upheaval in Europe.
Zariski decomposition: a new (old) chapter of linear algebra
One prominent example in politics occurred in 1971 when President Nixon signed the 26th amendment into the Constitution of the United States, lowering the legal voting age from 21 to 18, and thus adding a set of voters to the election.
The Complexity of Manipulating $k$-Approval Elections