Correlation of forces

the relation between the forces which matter, endowed with various forms of energy, may exert.

See also: Correlation

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Crackenthorp, who blinked and nodded, and seemed to intend a smile, which, by the correlation of forces, went off in small twitchings and noises.
For wars to start, aggressor nations don't have to be right about the correlation of forces.
Another factor in the recent successes of the left in Latin America has been a more favorable correlation of forces.
Analysts already make conjectures related to the would-be correlation of forces in the Middle East after the inevitable victory of Bashar Assad which is close.
26) Changing the Soviet perception of the correlation of forces in NATO's favor--in the maritime theaters, so as to require the USSR to devote forces to defense early in a conflict, and also in nuclear forces, and rapidly, so as to deter escalation to the use of nuclear weapons by either side--set the strategic intent for the SSG.
He said the implementation of this promising task will internationally change the correlation of forces in the transportation of cargoes from Asia by sea.
The numbers and the scenario are complex for the government, but given the necessary alliances with a Congress that is absolutely adverse, it is probable that some obstacles will begin to be removed with the new correlation of forces.
This article focuses on three misconceptions that deserve greater scrutiny: associating Hearts-and-Minds with government legitimacy, using correlation of forces as the foundation of strategy, and assuming unity of effort is a natural consequence of multinational endeavors.
that] emerged from an emotional investment in the past and wishful thinking about the future, rather than a calculation of the correlation of forces.
By the end of the 1970s, many thought the correlation of forces was tipping toward the Soviet Union.
From this perspective, it is foolish for the United States to give its blood or treasure to the cause of "building democracy" in Bosnia, Iraq, or North Korea, but a self-confident America will protect its national interests in any region, principally by helping to create or maintain a stable correlation of forces.
Stalin and Khrushchev were not just power-seeking opportunists looking for a new objective for their national enthusiasm; they were Marxist-Leninists bent on achieving a radical change in the correlation of forces in the world.
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