isolationism


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i·so·la·tion·ism

 (ī′sə-lā′shə-nĭz′əm)
n.
A national policy of abstaining from political or economic relations with other countries.

i′so·la′tion·ist n. & adj.

isolationism

(ˌaɪsəˈleɪʃəˌnɪzəm)
n
1. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a policy of nonparticipation in or withdrawal from international affairs
2. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) an attitude favouring such a policy
ˌisoˈlationist n, adj

i•so•la•tion•ism

(ˌaɪ səˈleɪ ʃəˌnɪz əm, ˌɪs ə-)

n.
the policy or doctrine that peace and economic advancement can best be achieved by isolating one's country from alliances and commitments with other countries.
[1920–25, Amer.]
i`so•la′tion•ist, n., adj.

isolationism

the policy or doctrine directed toward the isolation of a country from the affairs of other nations by a deliberate abstention from political, military, and economic agreements. — isolationist, n.
See also: Politics
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.isolationism - a policy of nonparticipation in international economic and political relations
foreign policy - a policy governing international relations
Translations
izolacionizam
izolacionizmus

isolationism

[ˌaɪsəʊˈleɪʃənɪzəm] Naislacionismo m

isolationism

[ˌaɪsəˈleɪʃənɪzəm] nisolationnisme m

isolationism

isolationism

[ˌaɪsəˈleɪʃˌnɪzm] nisolazionismo
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In many ways, Buchanan is a throwback to America First isolationism, but he is more cautious in making anti-semitic appeals.
But given that many of the major stories that managed to break through were international - Bosnia, the massacre in Hebron, the Ames spy case-I have to cast my vote for those CBS news promos aired incessantly throughout the Olympics, with Dan and Connie bragging about their network's isolationism and ethnocentrism.
The isolationism and protectionism that created the Smoot- Hawley Tariff Act of 1930 led to a world-wide trade war and plunged America into the Great Depression.
It gives credit to President Woodrow Wilson for having largely defined the mission and style of American interventionism and having decisively turned the country away from its earlier isolationism.
The regime has so far maintained its governing system with total isolation unprecedented in world history, in part by cunningly and ruthlessly indoctrinating its people Cumings vividly captures the doctrine of juche or self-reliance whose insane obsessiveness breeds the pathological isolationism we see.
Defining the neoconservative creed, Kristol has written: "We accepted the New Deal in principle, and had little affection for the kind of isolationism that then permeated American conservatism.
so that we are engaged, exerting influence, having the self-belief not to turn our back on the world or retreat into isolationism.
On foreign policy, Bush swore to rebuild the nation's military, and to bring humility and prudence - but not isolationism - to America's relations with the world.
McCurry referred to President Bush's Pearl Harbor Day speech in citing the dangers of isolationism and its economic accomplice, protectionism.
Another key contention is that the real foreign policy debate during this period was not between internationalism and a strict isolationism, which never really existed anyway, but between whether to join in multilateral global bodies and abandon neutralism outside the Western hemisphere.
Arthur Vandenberg at a pivotal moment to renounce isolationism in favor of collective security, then broke the story.
Steeped in isolationism, Vietnam has been reluctant to heed that advice.