Finlandization

noun
Fin·​land·​i·​za·​tion | \ ˌfin-lən-də-ˈzā-shən How to pronounce Finlandization (audio) , (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 How to pronounce Finlandization (audio) , (ˌ)fin-​ˈlan-​ How to pronounce Finlandization (audio) \ transitive verb

First Known Use of Finlandization

1969, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Finlandization

Finland

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“Finlandization.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Finlandization. Accessed 21 Sep. 2021.

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