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Is the expression under partitions commonly used in English when describing a country that is being occupied by a 2 or more foreign invaders? I suppose we can say that a country is under occupation but perhaps the meaning is slightly different.


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A country can be partitioned by an occupying force; I've neither heard of nor can I find a reference to "occupation under partitions"; a country could, for example, be described as "partitioned under occupation" or "occupied and subsequently partitioned".

Perfect StrangerIs the expression under partitions commonly used in English

No, but "under partition" is.

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anonymousNo, but "under partition" is.

Where? It's not familiar to all English speakers.

Perfect StrangerIs the expression under partitions commonly used in English when describing a country that is being occupied by a 2 or more foreign invaders?

No. You could say that it is partitioned or has been partitioned.

Perfect StrangerI suppose we can say that a country is under occupation

That or occupied.

Perfect Strangerbut perhaps the meaning is slightly different.

Yes.

anonymous
anonymousNo, but "under partition" is.

Where? It's not familiar to all English speakers.

It's plain English, not a collocation or idiomatic expression, using the ordinary definitions of the two words. Where are you?

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anonymousIt's plain English,

Do you have an example sentence? I've heard partition in many contexts but I don't think I've ever heard "under partition". I'm not questioning your answer in any way, I'm just being curious.

Ivanhr
anonymousIt's plain English,

Do you have an example sentence? I've heard partition in many contexts but I don't think I've ever heard "under partition". I'm not questioning your answer in any way, I'm just being curious.

No need to be delicate. I'm an old hand at Internet forums, and it's to the point where I kind of like to make a monkey of myself before the entire universe. But not this time.

From https://warontherocks.com/2016/05/partitioning-iraq-make-a-detailed-case-or-cease-and-desist/ :

"If it could be triggered, how would a tri-partite state be ruled, and why would it be viable? Under current conditions, Baghdad’s relationship with Sunni and Kurdish areas is poor at best. Under partition, the Shi’a-led government would be under less pressure to work with or support the Sunni Arabs. Incentives for cross-sectarian collaboration would be less under partition than within a unified government"

That one was a little off the sense I had in mind. Here's a better one:

From http://www.jewishwikipedia.info/israel_creation.html :

"A July 30, 1949 working paper of the UN Secretariat entitled The Future of Arab Palestine and the Question of Partition noted further that:

'The Arabs rejected the United Nations Partition Plan so that any comment of theirs did not specifically concern the status of the Arab section of Palestine under partition but rather rejected the scheme in its entirety.”'

anonymous'The Arabs rejected the United Nations Partition Plan so that any comment of theirs did not specifically concern the status of the Arab section of Palestine under partition but rather rejected the scheme in its entirety.”'

Interesting. It seems that whoever wrote that made sure not to use the word occupation (otherwise they would come across as being biased or politically incorrect, I guess).

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