In everyday English usage, allies are people, groups, or nations that have joined in an association for mutual benefit or to achieve some common purpose, whether or not explicit agreement has been worked out between them. When the term is used in the context of war or armed struggle, such associations may also be called allied powers, especially when discussing World War I or World War II.
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... In everyday English usage, allies are people, groups, or nations that have joined in an association for mutual benefit or to achieve some common purpose, whether or not explicit ... According to this usage, allies become so not when concluding an alliance treaty but when struck by war ... When spelled with a capital "A", the word "Allies" usually denotes the countries who fought together against the Central Powers in World War I (the Allies of World ...
... The Israel Allies Caucus is a caucus in the United States House of Representatives made up of members who strongly support Israel ... modeled after its counterpart in the Knesset, the Christian Allies Caucus ...
... several months before the end of the war, at which point it joined the Allies ... Sale of chromite to Germany or to the Allies (who had access to other sources and mainly bought in order to preclude sale to Germany) was the key issue in Turkey's negotiations with both ... In February, 1945, after the Allies made its invitation to the inaugural meeting of the United Nations (along with the invitations of several other nations) conditional on full belligerency, Turkey declared war on the ...
More definitions of "Allies":
- (noun): The alliance of nations that fought the Axis in World War II and which (with subsequent additions) signed the charter of the United Nations in 1945.
- (noun): In World War I the alliance of Great Britain and France and Russia and all the other nations that became allied with them in opposing the Central Powers.
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“... liberal intellectuals ... tend to have a classical theory of politics, in which the state has a monopoly of power; hoping that those in positions of authority may prove to be enlightened men, wielding power justly, they are natural, if cautious, allies of the establishment.”
—Susan Sontag (b. 1933)
“Ireland still remains the Holy Isle whose aspirations must on no account be mixed with the profane class-struggles of the rest of the sinful world ... the Irish peasant must not on any account know that the Socialist workers are his sole allies in Europe.”
—Friedrich Engels (18201895)
“They tell us that women can bring better things to pass by indirect influence. Try to persuade any man that he will have more weight, more influence, if he gives up his vote, allies himself with no party and relies on influence to achieve his ends! By all means let us use to the utmost whatever influence we have, but in all justice do not ask us to be content with this.”
—Mrs. William C. Gannett, U.S. suffragist. As quoted in History of Woman Suffrage, vol. 5, ch. 8, by Ida Husted Harper (1922)