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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 a discussion of the evolution of McKinley's position on annexation, see Julius William Pratt, Expansionists of 1898: The Acquisition of Hawaii and the Spanish Islands (New York: P.
Addressing debates over expansionism in the United States of the late 1800s, Villafana argues that those debates were "ultimately won by the expansionists," who subsequently "used Cuba's struggle for independence as an excuse to declare war on Spain, only to ultimately sacrifice Cuba's independence on the altar of greed" (131).
In such conditions, it is the duty of all independent nations and governments to stand against the expansionists through their sympathy, brotherhood and support for each other since such conditions are not everlasting and nations will certainly succeed in future through patience, resistance and reliance on God," he added.
Does it mean that Iran's expansionists are growing in strength and number?
It is perfectly proper for environmental groups to independently research the tourism deficit of aviation and a welcome opportunity to test the claims, I suspect inflated, of the gung-ho airport expansionists.
But Stalin and Mao were also regarded as determined expansionists, and we managed to deter them from using their nukes.
Conceiving Western imperialism as primarily a scramble to gain control of physical and human resources, he differentiates between the aim of the British in South Africa to extort from the Zulu labor for European farms and mines and the desire of American expansionists to gain access to mineral deposits and grazing lands in territories previously allotted to the Sioux by treaty.
Curiously, Egnal has relatively little to say about British policy; what matters--and here his perspective is perhaps more reminiscent of Bailyn's than he would acknowledge--is the perception of the expansionists as "slowly but inexorably [they] came to agree that the growth of America must take place outside the confines of the British empire" (p.
Iran supports Mauritius's territorial integrity and independence of its government and it opposes the interference of certain expansionists in Mauritius," Ahmadinejad said at the meeting held on the sidelines of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) foreign ministers' meeting in Tehran on Tuesday.
These expansionists harnessed their optimism and pursued aggressive policies against the French, Spanish, Native Americans, and British regulators and creditors.