expansionism expansionism  /ɪk ˈspæn ʃə ˌnɪ zəm/

Definition(s):

  • (n) the doctrine of expanding the territory or the economic influence of a country

Usage(s):

  1. Ronald Reagan came into office with an East-West world view that saw each crisis as a possible target of Soviet expansionism that must be vigorously opposed.
  2. Harry Truman, a plainspoken man with gut instincts for what was right, forcefully began the struggle against Soviet expansionism, a challenge that Roosevelt was too sanguine about.
  3. Moreover, in the Administration's view, the Angolan aid issue is a basic test of American will in the face of Soviet expansionism.

News

  • Qaeda chief says Syria exposed Hezbollah as Iran tool

    Al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri said that Lebanese Shiite militant group Hezbollah had been exposed as a tool of Iranian expansionism, in an audio message posted online on Wednesday.
    on July 31, 2013     Source: Fox News

Quotes

  1. Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega told a news conference the OAS "was created as an instrument of American political domination and expansionism in Latin America and the Caribbean."
    on Jun 2, 2009 By: Daniel Ortega Source: Reuters

  2. "It is due to the expansionism of Protestant sects that attract an ever-larger number of baptized Catholics, but also to moral relativism, imported from Europe and introduced on the continent above all by the local ruling classes, the mass media and...
    on May 7, 2007 By: Claudio Hummes Source: Forbes

  3. Negotiations could be in any fields including the West's wrongdoings such as "expansionism, invasion and occupation," Mottaki said.
    on Mar 9, 2008 By: Manouchehr Mottaki Source: FOXNews

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