Finlandization

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

Definition of Finlandization 

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

Other Words from Finlandization

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

First Known Use of Finlandization

1969, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Finlandization

Finland

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