Fin·​land·​i·​za·​tion ˌfin-lən-də-ˈzā-shən How to pronounce Finlandization (audio)
: a foreign policy of neutrality under the influence of the Soviet Union
also : the conversion to such a policy
Finlandize transitive verb

Examples of Finlandization in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The setup came to bear their country’s name – Finlandization – and was raised as a possible model for Ukraine in the run-up to Russian President Vladimir Putin’s invasion. Anna Mulrine Grobe, The Christian Science Monitor, 13 May 2022

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Word History



First Known Use

1969, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of Finlandization was in 1969

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“Finlandization.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 May. 2024.

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