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    in diplomacy and compromise

    Hi Dear all,

    Could somebody explain the following sentence in a very simple way? I have tried dictionaries but still do not have a clear idea due to the two words used in the sentence. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.

    (The MUN programs provide students a better understanding of the inner working of the united nations as they build skills in diplomacy and compromise.)
    Last edited by UM Chakma; 08-Aug-2013 at 04:18. Reason: added somebody instead of anybody

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    Re: in diplomacy and compromise

    The best definition of diplomacy I have ever seen is implied in this: war is the continuation of diplomacy by other means. Compromise you can look up in any dictionary.

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    Re: in diplomacy and compromise

    I have tried a number of times in dictionaries. It's okay. Somebody else may be able to provide a better explanation.

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    Re: in diplomacy and compromise

    What is the source of that badly-written quotation, which should be in inverted commas – not brackets?

    What's MUN?

    You needn't have changed 'anybody' to 'somebody'.

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    Re: in diplomacy and compromise

    Okay! next time I will put example sentences in inverted commas. And MUN stands for MODEL UNITED NATIONS.

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    Re: in diplomacy and compromise

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    What's MUN?
    See: Model United Nations: MUN Starter Kit - UN Cyberschoolbus. I couldn't find the exact quote by OP, though.
    Please be aware that I'm neither a native English speaker nor a teacher.

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    Re: in diplomacy and compromise

    After checking dictionaries in order to get the exact and suitable meaning of "diplomacy" I think I got one. Here according to the context, could "skill in the management of international relations and tact, skill, or cunning in dealing with people" be taken as the meaning of the word "diplomacy" and does it fit to my sentence? There are a few meanings for diplomacy. So I am very confused about which meaning would fit to the word "diplomacy". Still I am not familiar with meaning the meaning of "compromise" but I am still checking dictionaries.

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    Re: in diplomacy and compromise

    Quote Originally Posted by probus View Post
    The best definition of diplomacy I have ever seen is implied in this: war is the continuation of diplomacy by other means. Compromise you can look up in any dictionary.
    The you may not have heard this one:

    "Diplomacy is the art of saying 'nice doggie' until you can find a rock." -- Will Rogers.

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    Re: in diplomacy and compromise

    International organisations like the UN are very complex politically. People have to be diplomatic to have the most positive relations with other states and have to accept that they may not get 100% of what they want, so will have to settle for less or make concessions and agree to things they don't like in order to reach an agreement.

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