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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Iran's military expansionism of late encompasses a host of activities: pursuing illegal means to expand its nuclear and ballistic missile technology and expertise; continuing to test its longer range and increasingly sophisticated ballistic missile; and building underground facilities in Lebanon to manufacture missiles and other weapons for its most powerful terrorist client Hezbollah.
Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio of the Supreme Court says he has a 'civic duty' to sound the alarm: The Philippines may lose the West Philippine Sea, including 80 percent of its exclusive economic zone and 100 percent of its extended continental shelf, if it does nothing to stop China's creeping expansionism in the region.
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Shaikh Fawaz identified the two most pressing challenges to Gulf security and stability: Iranian theocratic expansionism and violent extremism by the Islamic State, also known as Daesh.
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Raja Farooq Haider urged overseas Kashmiris to expedite their efforts to expose India's continued hostile designs of extremism, expansionism and state terrorism in occupied Kashmir.
The United States fought a war in Vietnam to prevent the expansion of communism, and more than 40 years later, the two countries are strengthening ties to curb Chinese expansionism.
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