A political dynamic is created in which the social floor becomes progressively lower and meaner, while those at the top entrench their position.
entrench the stability or not.
entrench communal inequality.
entrench democracy after four decades of dictatorship.
arguable that the damage took a few more mega years to entrench itself.
What GATS does do, however, is to entrench privatization and make it irreversible, possibly permanent.
No attempt was made to entrench the position systematically, but on the left the 2nd and 3rd Corps made some disconnected shelter trenches and gun-pits, while the 4th Corps in the centre began to improve available cover about an hour before the battle began, and the 6th corps on the right, not yet having received any entrenching tools, could do no more than improvise a few loopholes in the walls of the villages of St Privat and Roncourt with such tools as the sappers could obtain from the inhabitants.
Hood's army, which he was ordered to hold in check in order to give Thomas time to prepare for battle (see American Civil War, § 32), was unable immediately to cross the Harpeth river and was compelled to entrench his forces south of the town until his wagon trains and artillery could be sent over the stream by means of two small bridges.
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