gunboat diplomacy


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gunboat diplomacy

n.
Diplomacy involving intimidation by threat or use of military force.

gunboat diplomacy

n
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) diplomacy conducted by threats of military intervention, esp by a major power against a militarily weak state

gun′boat diplo′macy


n.
diplomatic relations involving the use or threat of military force.
[1925–30]

gunboat diplomacy

- Foreign policy carried out with the backing of the threat or use of military force.
See also related terms for threat.

gunboat diplomacy

The use of threats of military force, especially by a strong country to a weaker one, in diplomatic relations.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.gunboat diplomacy - diplomacy in which the nations threaten to use force in order to obtain their objectives
diplomacy, diplomatic negotiations - negotiation between nations
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President Donald Trump, in a keyboard-based show of gunboat diplomacy, took to Twitter to declare his support for the protesters, and condemned the Iranian government as "brutal and corrupt.
Just as European imperial powers employed gunboat diplomacy to open new markets and colonial outposts, China uses sovereign debt to bend other states to its will, without having to fire a single shot.
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My dander up, it was time for a little gunboat diplomacy so I knocked on the two doors and asked the occupants - who were clearly travelling in convoy - if they'd mind shuffling over a little to accommodate our modest rig.
Then there's President Donald Trump and his (alleged) gunboat diplomacy in North Korean waters.
China would be subjected to gunboat diplomacy long after the galleon trade had ended, with the Opium Wars against Great Britain.
Jonathan Irwin suggested to RTE's Sean O'Rourke that Ireland might follow the example of his hero Lord Palmerston and engage in a bit of gunboat diplomacy with Brazil, which incidentally has a 110-ship navy.
At times it felt like gunboat diplomacy, we want to talk to you but before you make your offer this is our position.
The reality is that this sort of gunboat diplomacy, trying to bring democracy with bombs and bullets, and supporting these insurgent groups, it's really never going to work.
Among the forgotten is a reference to America's attempt at gunboat diplomacy resulting in an incursion at Inchon, Korea, in 1871.
Rather than modifying a policy framework that had failed for five years to deliver on its stated objectives, they dug in their heels, eventually resorting to the economic equivalent of gunboat diplomacy.