Finlandization

noun

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

Word History

Etymology

Finland

First Known Use

1969, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Finlandization was in 1969

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Cite this Entry

“Finlandization.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Finlandization. Accessed 29 Nov. 2022.

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