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as in faction
a group of people acting together within a larger group rival coalitions struggling for control of the party

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as in alliance
an association of persons, parties, or states for mutual assistance and protection preservationists formed a coalition with the theater owners to preserve these historic structures

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“Coalition.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/coalition. Accessed 13 Jul. 2024.

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