state of emergency

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14:19 Apr 4, 2005
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Government / Politics
English term or phrase: state of emergency
I' ve noticed the phrase during a film for the state of South Africa in 1986. It has something to do with war, I think.
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\"A state of emergency is a governmental declaration that may suspend certain normal functions of government or may work to alert citizens to alter their normal behaviors or to order government agencies to implement their emergency preparedness plans. It can also be used as the rationale for suspending civil liberties; such declarations come during time of natural disaster or during periods of civil unrest or a declaration of war; dictatorial regimes often declare a state of emergency that is prolonged indefinitely as long as the regime lasts.\"
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http://www.answers.com/main/ntquery;jsessionid=9erqbsoohh57a...

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Note added at 3 mins (2005-04-04 14:22:54 GMT)
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\"A state of emergency is a governmental declaration that may suspend certain normal functions of government or may work to alert citizens to alter their normal behaviors or to order government agencies to implement their emergency preparedness plans. It can also be used as the rationale for suspending civil liberties; such declarations come during time of natural disaster or during periods of civil unrest or a declaration of war; dictatorial regimes often declare a state of emergency that is prolonged indefinitely as long as the regime lasts.\"

edith1
Netherlands
Local time: 11:02
Native speaker of: Native in DutchDutch, Native in HebrewHebrew

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