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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Prince Nayef was the most powerful conservative force in Saudi Arabia, running the interior ministry, the internal security forces and the religious police.
As in the field of environmental affairs, the US has long been painted as a conservative force in relation to EU policy.
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.
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.
Recognizing that if they could gain control of the Republican Party--with its legal powers, spending capabilities, and media visibility--it could be made into a formidable conservative force, Viguerie, Phillips, and Weyrich began to infiltrate and organize, targeting a slew of congressional races where New Right participation might tip the scales in favor of conservative Republican candidates.
Argentine Radicals formed a conservative force engaged in respecting and being loyal to the country's institutional, political, and economic traditions--among them free trade, defense of the legitimate use of violence against the government, control of the affairs of the government, and encouragement of public participation in the exercise of civic virtues.
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 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.
Secondly, there are conservative forces of resistance which, above all, are working to maintain the political, economic and demographic map with the least possible changes that are in line with the micro-projects and do not correspond to the interests of the traditional forces in the region.

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