Finlandization

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Fin·land·i·za·tion

 (fĭn′lən-də-zā′shən)
n.
1. The former policy of neutrality by non-Communist countries under the influence of the Soviet Union.
2. The adoption of such a policy.

Fin′land·ize′ v.

Finlandization

(ˌfɪnləndaɪˈzeɪʃən) or

Finlandisation

n
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) neutralization of a small country by a superpower, using conciliation, as the former Soviet Union did in relation to Finland

Fin•land•i•za•tion

(ˌfɪn lən dəˈzeɪ ʃən)

n.
a former policy by a non-Communist country, as Finland, of maintaining neutrality with the Soviet Union with a consequent susceptibilty to its influence.
[1965–70]
Translations
suomettuminen
finlandisering
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Instead of allowing, as Gorbachev believed had been agreed, that the former Warsaw Pact countries should remain as a Finlandised, neutral buffer zone between Russia and NATO, the West moved aggressively to incorporate them into its zone of military and economic domination.
To describe this arrangement the term finlandisation, often used as a term of political abuse, was invented, and at various times hopes were expressed that Eastern Europe might be finlandised instead of being kept under more rigid forms of Soviet control, while fears were voiced that Western Europe would be finlandised if vigilance was relaxed.