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n.1.One of party opposed to a federative government; - applied particularly to the party which opposed the adoption of the constitution of the United States.
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What seems to have happened is that the results were decided by the persistent majority on both sides, the one that is committed to neither federalism nor anti-federalism.
Roxas was even asked by some of those present in the meeting to be a part of their anti-federalism campaign.
The reverse logic explains the anti-federalism stance of some political leaders in the north, where powerful groups accustomed to relative autonomy fear the meddling of provincial authorities in oil contracts.
class war, women loyalists, backcountry anti-wars, state constitutions, interest and disinterest in the making of a Constitution, a free religious market, anti-federalism as anti-aristocracy, the frontier, and the supposed greatness of George Washington.
Under Sen-Gen Than Shwe's command, the controversial 2008 Constitution was drawn up but criticized as an undemocratic and anti-federalism charter in public.
The exaggerated fear is the type of naivety the anti-federalism lobby seems to have.
Anti-Federalism was a heterogeneous political ideology divided by the interests of the elite, middling, and popular classes.
Foreign media coverage of reactions to the initiative focused on anti-federalism demonstrations in Tripoli and the angry response of the chairman of the National Transitional Council, Mustafa Abdul Jalil.
The anti-federalism camp is divided into two main blocs.
To some extent, there were also hints of a more substantive parallelism between the original anti-federalism and the mid-1990's conservative surge.
This book is profound, persuasive, and a much-needed taxonomy of Anti-Federalism.