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buffer state

n.
A neutral state lying between two rival or potentially hostile states and serving to prevent conflict between them.

buffer state

n
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a small neutral state between two rival powers

buff′er state`


n.
a nation lying between larger and potentially hostile nations.
[1880–85]
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Noun1.buffer state - a small neutral state between two rival powers
country, land, state - the territory occupied by a nation; "he returned to the land of his birth"; "he visited several European countries"
Translations
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buffer state

nstato m cuscinetto inv
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I took my seat beside him, while the lady, a useful little buffer state, was
The collapse of the Berlin Wall occurred when the Soviets started to lose their control of their buffer states.
For the next few years, the EU should view them as independent buffer states rather than as member-states-in-waiting.
We still find current use of some terms that evolved from this concept: buffer states and spheres of influence.
When Russia looks pack to that period, it sees the absence of buffer states that exposed it to a lightning Nazi invasion.
He stresses, for example, that the creation of the German Empire also marked the loss of the buffer states south of the Main and that France's loss of Alsace-Lorraine was more a symptom than a cause of French insecurity after 1871 (a distinction without a practical difference).
Iqbal said around hundred years ago about future of Afghanistan that the verdict of history is that buffer states have never been able to form themselves into great political units.
However, in the recent past, when Russia trained its trade restrictions on certain key buffer states in order to get them to pledge fealty, the EU, or, generally, the West, has worked to shelter Russia's intended targets.
When Yeltsin released its first ring of buffer states (Poland, East Germany, Czechoslovakia, Hungary, Romania), Russia was left with two buffer states, Belarus and Ukraine.
I remember being sent by Tony Blair, as Deputy Prime Minister, to talk to the prime ministers of former Russian buffer states wanting to join the EU, such as the Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Slovakia and Slovenia.
2 shows the composite Markov model for a communication system with 8 channel states and 16 buffer states that was used in simulation in this paper.