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se puh ruh ti zuhm

  • n  a social system that provides separate facilities for minority groups
  • n  a disposition toward schism and secession from a larger group; the principles and practices of separatists
    separatism is a serious problem in Quebec
    demands for some form of separatism on grounds of religion have been perceived as a threat to mainstream education
  • n  advocacy of a policy of strict separation of church and state

  • The separatism theme is played differently by Moscow in different contexts: Russia brutally burns out separatism in Chechnya, but it endorses the efforts of Abkhazia and South .
  • Russia may not spend the estimated $1 billion required to rebuild the city, instead letting it stand in ruins as a warning against separatism.
  • The specter of Quebec separatism has long haunted English-speaking Canadians.
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  • Albert Murray | Author, critic, 97
    Albert Murray, 97, the influential novelist and critic who celebrated black culture, scorned black separatism, and was once praised by Duke Ellington as the "unsquarest man I know," died in his sleep Sunday at his home in New York City, said Lewis Jones, a family friend and Mr. Murray's guardian.
    Aug. 22, 2013 - The Philadelphia Inquirer

  • Iain Gray in Sunday Herald
    Iain Gray, leader of Labour in the Scottish parliament, said: "The last few weeks have shown the SNP's argument for separatism has been undermined by the global banking crisis and the plummeting price of oil Scotland's best prospect lies in...
  • Mahinda Rajapakse in Reuters
    It was the constant dream of all Sri Lankans, whether Sinhala, Tamil or Muslim, who are opposed to separatism, racism, and terrorism, and have always, sought peace, freedom and democracy,President Mahinda Rajapaksa said in a nationally...
  • Hu Jintao in Reuters
    Ensure national security and Tibet's social stability,Hu told Tibetan delegates to the national parliament in Beijing. "We must build a sturdy Great Wall against separatism and to protect the unity of the motherland, advancing Tibet from...

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