.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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