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“With a similar mission, the Black Panther Party, founded in 1966, organized itself into a semimilitary organization in which duty to the “community” took precedence over what they called “decadent and bourgeois” desires for wealth and pleasure.”
“A Turkish court accepted an indictment against leaders of the country's 1980 military coup, opening the way for a trial set to mark a symbolic end to Turkey's long era of semimilitary rule.”
“ISTANBUL—A Turkish court accepted an indictment against leaders of the country's 1980 military coup, opening the way for a trial set to mark a symbolic end to Turkey's long era of semimilitary rule.”
“Except as an arm for trench warfare or semimilitary police forces having to deal with armed risings, it is difficult to see what honest need they can meet; yet we are faced with the fact that they exist and are on the open market for anyone who wants to buy them.”
“McDonogh was a “semimilitary” school, which meant we all wore uniforms and did our share of drilling, but it was not a “military academy” of the southern sort.”
“She had captured the nurse's semimilitary bearing and grim facial features rather well.”
“And Duarte was now the leader of a band of Ordenanza, the semimilitary organization of partisan fighters who harassed the French from every hill and along every lonely road.”
“Thus, Mr. Nabokov wrongly describes the strel'tsy as a kind of body guard, while this was a general name for regimented servicemen armed with guns; the name originally meant "archers" and was not at all close to "sharpshooters"; some of their regiments were more like "semimilitary formations," as said in the book, than like Oriental or Byzantine palace guard, as Mr. Nabokov puts it.”
“Furthermore, both were organized on semimilitary lines with the subsidiary purposes of improving the physical fitness of potential soldiers and stimulating public commitment to national service in the emergency.”
“Both combined direct relief for the indigent with public-works programs to create jobs; both created semimilitary programs for the young; both were receptive to corporatist solutions that sought to enlist capitalists and workers in an effort to eliminate competition and restore harmony and order; both adopted similar agricultural policies; and both rested in part upon the charismatic personalities of their leaders.18”
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