axis of evil

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axis of evil

n
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) North Korea, Iraq, and Iran when considered together as a perceived threat to world stability
[C21: coined by George W. Bush, 43rd US President]
Translations
eje del mal
osovina zla
asse della malvagità
悪の枢軸
악의 주축
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The Adventures of Ali and Ali and the Axes of Evil takes place during the Western reoccupation of the Middle East, when Ali and Ali decide to seize a theatre on the northern edge of Pax America, using song and dance, 25-mm m919 Armour Piercing Video and BLU-116 Penetrator Sock Puppets.
Is there an Axis of Evil identified by the president in his State of the Union address on the preceding Tuesday as consisting of Iraq, Iran, and North Korea; or are there many axes of evil, with the aforementioned alignment being merely an illustrative example?