Western Union or Lineman splice was developed during the introduction of the telegraph to mechanically and electrically terminate aerial conductors that were subject to loading stress. The wrapping pattern is designed to cause the termination to tighten as the conductors pull against each other. This type of splice is more suited to solid, rather than stranded conductors, and is fairly difficult to complete.
A cross joint is a joint between ends of two concrete masonry units.
ordinary tee joint
Silver-brazed "T" joints, representing the first stage in the construction of intermaxillary hooks were fabricated under rigorously controlled conditions. Their tensile and shear strengths ...view middle of the document...
The fixture splice is used when a solid wire and a stranded wire must be joined.
Line-Man Splice. A joint formed by the connecting of two or more conductors. The Lineman splice is one of a number of different styles of wire splices.
The nation state is a state that self-identifies as deriving its political legitimacy from serving as a sovereign entity for a nation as a sovereign territorial unit. The state is a political and geopolitical entity; the nation is a cultural and/or ethnic entity. The term "nation state" implies that the two geographically coincide. Nation state formation took place at different times in different parts of the earth but has become the
* State (polity), an organized political community, living under a government
* Sovereign state, a sovereign political entity in public international law
* "State", in some contexts virtually synonymous with "government", e.g., to distinguish state (government) from private schools
* Nation state, a state which coincides with a nation
* Federated state, a political entity forming part of a federal sovereign state s
A nation may refer to a community of people who share a common language, culture, ethnicity, descent, or history. In this definition, a nation has no physical borders. However, it can also refer to people who share a common territory and government (for example the inhabitants of a sovereign state) irrespective of their ethnic make-up. The word nationcan more specifically refer to people of North American Indians, such as the Cherokee Nation that prefer this term over the contested term tribe.
Government type: republic
Definition: This entry gives the basic form of government. Definitions of the major governmental terms are as follows. (Note that for some countries more than one definition applies.):
Absolute monarchy - a form of government where the monarch rules unhindered, i.e., without any laws, constitution, or legally organized oposition.
Anarchy - a condition of lawlessness or political disorder brought about by the absence of governmental authority.
Authoritarian - a form of government in which state authority is imposed onto many aspects of citizens' lives.
Commonwealth - a nation, state, or other political entity founded on law and united by a compact of the people for the common good.
Communist - a system of government in which the state plans and controls the economy and a single - often authoritarian - party holds power; state controls are imposed with the elimination of private ownership of property or capital while claiming to make progress toward a higher social order in which all goods are equally shared by the people (i.e., a classless society).
Confederacy (Confederation) - a union by compact or treaty between states, provinces, or territories, that creates a central government with limited powers; the constituent entities retain...