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ex·pan·sion·ism

 (ĭk-spăn′shə-nĭz′əm)
n.
A nation's practice or policy of territorial or economic expansion.

ex·pan′sion·ist adj. & n.
ex·pan′sion·is′tic adj.
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expansionism

(ɪkˈspænʃəˌnɪzəm)
n
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) the doctrine or practice of expanding the economy or territory of a country
exˈpansionist n, adj
exˌpansionˈistic adj
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ex•pan•sion•ism

(ɪkˈspæn ʃəˌnɪz əm)

n.
a policy of expansion, as of territory or currency.
[1895–1900]
ex•pan′sion•ist, n., adj.
ex•pan`sion•is′tic, adj.
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expansionism

a policy of expansion, as of territory or currency. — expansionist, n., adj.expansionistic, adj.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.expansionism - the doctrine of expanding the territory or the economic influence of a country
doctrine, ism, philosophical system, philosophy, school of thought - a belief (or system of beliefs) accepted as authoritative by some group or school
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Translations

expansionism

[ɪksˈpænʃənɪzəm] Nexpansionismo m
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expansionism

[ɪkˈspænʃənɪzəm] nexpansionnisme m
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expansionism

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expansionism

[ɪksˈpænʃnɪzm] nespansionismo
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For his part, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo had noted in an op-ed in USA Today newspaper that the Iranian regime and its proxies "are weaker than when our pressure began." "As we raise the cost of Iran's expansionism and the status quo, we seek a comprehensive deal and a far more peaceful, stable relationship," he added.
"The campaign has been the first full-blown challenge to Iran's relentless expansionism in the region," he stressed.
It's unedifying to say the least and more reminiscent of Chinese expansionism in the South China seas, that's rightly condemned by all.
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The breakup of the British Empire is the most recent example that corroborates Toynbee's theory and also exposes the vulnerability of human expansionism that has to surrender to unseen powers.
Other countries have also expressed concerns about Chinese expansionism in the SCS, including the U.S., Japan, Australia, India and several European countries.
In her remarks, Robredo highlighted the importance of the Philippines' defending its democracy, particularly against the "aggressive expansionism," in the West Philippine Sea.
Formed in 1949 to contain Soviet expansionism, many argue that NATO has outlived its usefulness because the Soviet Union is no more.
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Instead, the infusion of billions of dollars from abroad was used by the Ayatollah regime to escalate its aggressive expansionism against Israel and the Sunni Arab world.
In the last 1400 years, Islamist expansionism has wiped out most of the ancient indigenous civilizations of India and taken their land.