expansionism


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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.

expansionism

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

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.

expansionism

a policy of expansion, as of territory or currency. — expansionist, n., adj.expansionistic, adj.
See also: Politics
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
Translations

expansionism

[ɪksˈpænʃənɪzəm] Nexpansionismo m

expansionism

[ɪkˈspænʃənɪzəm] nexpansionnisme m

expansionism

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.
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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.
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