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    "In the case that is the focus of this report, there are already important elements in each country that regard the other as dedicated to repressing its rise, in one case, or undermining or supplanting it, in the other."

    What does elements refer to? people or factors?

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    Could be either, but probably - in this context - people (and organizations that foster their activities). A strong collocation in this sense is 'unruly elements' - trouble-makers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BobK View Post
    Could be either, but probably - in this context - people (and organizations that foster their activities). A strong collocation in this sense is 'unruly elements' - trouble-makers.

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