Van·​sit·​tart·​ism | \ vanˈsitə(r)tˌizəm also vən- \
plural -s

Definition of Vansittartism

: a doctrine holding that the conduct of German war leaders from the Franco-Prussian war on has had the wholehearted support of the majority of Germans and that Germany must be demilitarized during a protracted period of occupation and reeducation to insure against her undertaking further wars of conquest

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History and Etymology for Vansittartism

Sir Robert Vansittart, 1st Baron Vansittart of Denham †1957 British diplomat + English -ism

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“Vansittartism.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 11 Jul. 2020.

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