Conservative Force


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Conservative Force

 

a force whose work depends only on the initial and final positions of its point of application and is independent both of the path taken in moving from one point to the other and of the law governing the motion of these points.

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The focus of the election is whether voters will choose the Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) -- the postwar conservative force that relies heavily on the bureaucracy -- or reform-oriented parties like the LP, which advocate making Japan more independent while pursuing more freedom and fewer regulations, Ozawa said.
The conservative force is simply a central force, derivable from some potential.
Christopher Hosgood, in his article on lower-middle-class consume rism and sales, disputes the idea that consumerism acted as a vital conservative force and suggests that the semi-annual sales were subversive, turning the world upside down by providing an unrivalled opportunity for social mingling and allowing shoppers actually to touch the merchandise.
Pitted against this very conservative force is a powerful pressure to modernize--to open markets, to adopt a rational legal system, to permit the growth of popular institutions--a pressure that the new global economy has intensified.
It was Evangeline, the youngest Booth, however, who managed to place the Army on a permanently sound financial base, thereby launching it on its present course as a conservative force for traditional values and today's top-grossing American charity.
He remembers thinking that the 40th president was just the conservative force needed in the United States to "keep the queers out of the classroom.
The Southern Baptist Convention, the nation's largest Protestant denomination and an increasingly conservative force among American religious organizations, amended its essential statement of beliefs Tuesday to include a declaration that a woman should ``submit herself graciously'' to her husband's leadership and a husband should ``provide for, protect and lead his family.
The British union leadership failed to challenge this division because, as a weak and conservative force, it needed to displace rank-and-file discontent at its poor performance onto resentment of blacks.
EDS: THIS IS THE FIRST OF TWO TOKYONOW NEWS FOCUS STORIES ON JAPANESE POLITICAL PARTIES) Young Turks in the ruling Liberal Democratic Party want to reform the long-ruling conservative force by taking it to the streets and the Internet ahead of a leadership election in September 2006.
The GNP and ULD backed by conservative forces often criticized the president's ''sunshine policy'' toward North Korea for being too generous in extending aid and concessions while receiving no reciprocal measures.
Conservative forces had always insisted that only religious occasions should be celebrated and that all other occasions be treated without celebration or fanfare.

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