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Finlandization

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noun Fin·land·i·za·tion \ˌfin-lən-də-ˈzā-shən, (ˌ)fin-ˌlan-\

Definition of Finlandization

  1. :  a foreign policy of neutrality under the influence of the Soviet Union; also :  the conversion to such a policy

Finlandize

play \ˈfin-lən-ˌdīz, (ˌ)fin-ˈlan-\ transitive verb


Origin and Etymology of finlandization

Finland


First Known Use: 1969


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