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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.
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buffer state

n
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a small neutral state between two rival powers
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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"
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I took my seat beside him, while the lady, a useful little buffer state, was
Defunct Soviet Union took this chance to create a friendly state in the ME by allowing massive immigration of Jews from its buffer states and funnelled much needed arms for its immediate defensive needs.
The collapse of the Berlin Wall occurred when the Soviets started to lose their control of their buffer states. With the government and the circumstances changed in East Berlin, the wall was torn down much to the joy of thousands.
Even better, if possible, the continental power's army garrisons these buffer states. However, the outer frontier of a buffer state is still a frontier, and eventually the logic of continental security requires a buffer for the buffer, and so on.
However, the authors overlooked the relationship between buffer states and channel qualities in the scheme.
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.
Its only protection is its buffer states. This was the principle behind the division of Europe agreed at Yalta.