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    I can't understand the sentence, can you help me to understand the meaning?

    Hello, I am reading a text in Political Science and I can't understand the meaning. Can you help me?

    "The corollary of a predominantly externally-facing military organization is a pacified domestic population. In the domestic sphere, the population does not, as a matter of routine, provide sources of collective armed opposition to the central authorities."



    Its very problematic for me because this combination of words: externally-facing military organization
    and collective armed opposition.


    Can someone please translate for me the sentence? And tell me how to read a sentence that has 3 nouns and adverb like I noted ??

    Thank you.

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    Re: I can't understand the sentence, can you help me to understand the meaning?

    Quote Originally Posted by captain1 View Post
    Hello, I am reading a text in Political Science and I can't understand the meaning. Can you help me?

    "The corollary of a predominantly externally-facing military organization is a pacified domestic population. In the domestic sphere, the population does not, as a matter of routine, provide sources of collective armed opposition to the central authorities."

    A predominantly externally-facing military organization is a military that is mainly dedicated to countering threats from outside the country, as opposed to those that may originate inside the country. A corollary is a logical proposition that follows immediately or almost immediately from another proposition. So if the military is predominately externally-facing, it follows almost automatically that there are no significant threats originating within the country. In other words, the domestic population is pacified.

    "The (domestic) population does not, as a matter of routine, provide sources of collective armed opposition to the central authorities."

    Citizens do not usually take up arms against their government.
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    Re: I can't understand the sentence, can you help me to understand the meaning?

    Quote Originally Posted by probus View Post
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    Now I understand!



    Is it a problem to ask for another translation?(last one) this is important, because I have a test about it.

    If you can help me I will be more than happy:

    "While the modern state is separated from society in respect of the emergence of a public power
    from pre-existing patrimonial regimes, from an administrative or surveillance point of view,
    pre-modern states and their rulers were far more separated from their societies than are their modern counterparts"


    I don't understand this:
    #Is the modern state more separated than patrimonial regimes but the modern state is not more separated from their societies than pre-modern?


    Thank you!

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    Re: I can't understand the sentence, can you help me to understand the meaning?

    We do not help with homework here.

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    Re: I can't understand the sentence, can you help me to understand the meaning?

    Anything you submit for grading or which forms the basis for a test or exam which will be graded is termed homework or an assignment. As Mike said, we don't help with that. You need to do your coursework on your own.

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