from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The policy of those maintaining the right of secession.
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- n. The doctrine or policy of secession.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The doctrine or policy of secession; the tenets of secession; the tenets of secessionists.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The doctrine of secession; the principle that affirms the right of a person or party to secede, separate, or withdraw from a political or religious organization, or the right of a state to secede at its pleasure from a federal union.
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- n. a doctrine that maintains the right of secession
Yes, this is the same Rick Perry who did a flirtatious square dance with "secessionism" back in April when Obama was working on the federal stimulus plan, then had the sickening audacity to request 850,000 vials of anti-viral medication from the government.
When asked in public-opinion polls about the greatest source of danger to the Russian national interest, approximately two thirds cite disorder within the Russian Federation, such as secessionism of the kind that has erupted in Chechnya.
Obviously the US, especially in the case of the "secessionism" issue (code for the Taiwan issue).
So having helped them over the years, the colonel is relatively new to his anti-secessionism.
Otherwise, the borders of every multi-ethnic state would be permanently threatened by secessionism, producing lasting instability throughout the world.
The melting pot culture of the US also can not be imitated in India for the fear of secessionism.
On bottom-line principles for a constructive secessionism: Carol Moore, Vermont Commons 2009-04-16: SECEDE & SURVIVE: Prepare to be Overwhelmed by Secession
Third, I think a culturally and ideologically pluralistic pan-secessionism is the only viable alternative to the present system.
Charles, what makes you think that secessionism involves “clustering off” rather than “constant contact and dialogue”
Well, I dunno; but I think that trying to attach secessionism to severing contact or interaction is a weird use of secessionism, if the interactions in question are supposed to include something other than the interactions involved in participating in an overarching State.