The consistency strength of “every stationary set reflects”
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- Mekler, A.H. & Shelah, S. Israel J. Math. (1989) 67: 353. doi:10.1007/BF02764953
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The consistency strength of a regular cardinal so that every stationary set reflects is the same as that of a regular cardinal with a normal idealI so that everyI-positive set reflects in aI-positive set. We call such a cardinal areflection cardinal and such an ideal areflection ideal. The consistency strength is also the same as the existence of a regular cardinal κ so that every κ-free (abelian) group is κ+-free. In L, the first reflection cardinal is greater than the first greatly Mahlo cardinal and less than the first weakly compact cardinal (if any).