Noun(1) the state of being allied or confederated(2) a union of political organizations(3) the act of forming an alliance or confederation
(1) The conservative cantons refused to revise the 1815 Pact, which guaranteed their sovereignty and gave them more power within the confederation than their population and economy warranted.(2) Beginning as a railway in the first century of Canadian confederation , it entered Canada's second century as a multi-model transport, industrial and financial enterprise.(3) This is not a confederation of states; it is a unified nation.(4) Their historic encounter in the North Korean capital of Pyongyang in June 2000 has initiated a thaw in relations that could lead, in time, to a confederation of the two Koreas and eventual reunification.(5) It gets weirder: funding was also denied to a producer who wanted to make a documentary about the Plains of Abraham because it took place before confederation .(6) From 1776 to 1789 the United States were a confederation ; after 1789 it was a federal nation.(7) In 1397 the chief men of the three countries met at Kalmar to arrange a basis for a permanent legal confederation (the Union of Galmar).(8) a referendum on confederation(9) Membership in the Astronomical League, a confederation of amateurs and their organizations, has doubled in the last decade to 20,000 members.(10) But at the Congress of VIENNA Swiss control was restored and the European powers guaranteed the confederation 's neutrality.(11) Under the SPLM's proposed confederation , the south and north would establish their own constitutions, with a common non-religious political system in the capital city.(12) Canada became a confederation in 1867(13) In one of Lien Chan's books, New Blueprint, New Dynamism, written in 2001, he declared the KMT's ultimate goal was unification with the mainland on the basis of a confederation .(14) The republic would remain in a loose confederation with Yugoslavia, the ultimatum continued, which should be renamed the ├ö├ç├┐Association of the States of Serbia and Montenegro├ö├ç├û.(15) On August 1, 1291, three Alpine cantons swore the oath of confederation , an act that later came to be regarded as the foundation of Switzerland.(16) Federalism can be seen a compromise between the extreme concentration of power and a loose confederation of independent states for governing a variety of people usually in a large expanse of territory.
(1) confederation :: konfederasie
1. alliance ::
2. confederacy ::
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