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A theory that one event will set off a train of similar events, especially:
a. The theory, widely espoused during the Cold War, that if one nation comes under Communist control, then nearby nations will also come under Communist control.
b. Any of various theories predicting that a sweeping political change in one nation will cause similar changes in nearby nations.
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(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) politics US a foreign policy theory speculating that if one land in a region comes under the influence of communism, then the surrounding countries will follow in a domino effect
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1. a theory that if one country is taken over by communism, its neighbors will be taken over one after another.
2. a theory that a particular event will precipitate similar ones elsewhere. Also called dom′ino effect`, dom′ino reac`tion.
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|Noun||1.||domino theory - the political theory that if one nation comes under communist control then neighboring nations will also come under communist control|
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