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"From the Ted Talk by Paddy Ashdown: The global power shift"

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And my message for you is that I believe we are condemned, if you like, to live at just one of those moments in history when the gaiblms upon which the established odrer of power is beginning to change and the new look of the world, the new powers that exist in the world, are beginning to take form. And these are — and we see it very clearly toady — nearly always highly turbulent times, hilhgy difficult times, and all too often very bloody times. By the way, it happens about once every century.

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And my message for you is that I believe we are condemned, if you like, to live at just one of those moments in history when the _______ upon which the established _____ of power is beginning to change and the new look of the world, the new powers that exist in the world, are beginning to take form. And these are — and we see it very clearly _____ — nearly always highly turbulent times, ______ difficult times, and all too often very bloody times. By the way, it happens about once every century.

Solution

  1. gimbals
  2. today
  3. highly
  4. order

Original Text

And my message for you is that I believe we are condemned, if you like, to live at just one of those moments in history when the gimbals upon which the established order of power is beginning to change and the new look of the world, the new powers that exist in the world, are beginning to take form. And these are — and we see it very clearly today — nearly always highly turbulent times, highly difficult times, and all too often very bloody times. By the way, it happens about once every century.

ngrams of length 2

collocation frequency
treaty based 7
nation state 6
global space 6
united states 4
powerful nation 4
polar world 4
western power 3

Important Words

  1. beginning
  2. bloody
  3. century
  4. change
  5. condemned
  6. difficult
  7. established
  8. exist
  9. form
  10. gimbals
  11. highly
  12. history
  13. live
  14. message
  15. moments
  16. order
  17. power
  18. powers
  19. times
  20. today
  21. turbulent
  22. world