political unit

Definitions of political unit
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n a unit with political responsibilities

Synonyms:
political entity
Examples:
Tamil Eelam
the independent state that the Tamil Tigers have fought for
Carthage
an ancient city state on the north African coast near modern Tunis; founded by Phoenicians; destroyed and rebuilt by Romans; razed by Arabs in 697
Types:
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body politic, commonwealth, country, land, nation, res publica, state
a politically organized body of people under a single government
Holy Roman Empire
a political entity in Europe that began with the papal coronation of Otto I as the first emperor in 962 and lasted until 1806 when it was dissolved by Napoleon
union
a political unit formed from previously independent people or organizations
Palestine Authority, Palestine National Authority, Palestinian National Authority
combines the Gaza Strip and the West Bank under a political unit with limited autonomy and a police force; created in 1993 by an agreement between Israel and the PLO
cadre, cell
a small unit serving as part of or as the nucleus of a larger political movement
amphictyony
an association of neighboring states or tribes in ancient Greece; established originally to defend a common religious center
lunatic fringe
a political unit with extreme and fanatical views
revolutionary group
a political unit organized to promote revolution
lobby, pressure group, third house
a group of people who try actively to influence legislation
commonwealth country
any of the countries in the British Commonwealth
developing country
a country that is poor and whose citizens are mostly agricultural workers but that wants to become more advanced socially and economically
Dominion
one of the self-governing nations in the British Commonwealth
foreign country
any state of which one is not a citizen
Reich
the German state
renegade state, rogue nation, rogue state
a state that does not respect other states in its international actions
suzerain
a state exercising a degree of dominion over a dependent state especially in its foreign affairs
sea power
a nation that possesses formidable naval strength
great power, major power, power, superpower, world power
a state powerful enough to influence events throughout the world
city state, city-state
a state consisting of a sovereign city
confederacy, confederation, federation
a union of political organizations
enosis
the union of Greece and Cyprus (which is the goal of a group of Greek Cypriots)
league
an association of states or organizations or individuals for common action
customs union
an association of nations to promote free trade within the union and set common tariffs for nations that are not members
ally
a friendly nation
sleeper cell
a cell of sleepers
radical cell, terrorist cell
a cell of terrorists (usually 3 to 5 members)
resistance, underground
a secret group organized to overthrow a government or occupation force
NRA, National Rifle Association
a powerful lobby that advocates the right to own and bear arms and rejects any gun regulation by the government
Type of:
social unit, unit
an organization regarded as part of a larger social group

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