dollar diplomacy


: diplomacy used by a country to promote its financial or commercial interests abroad
: diplomacy that seeks to strengthen the power of a country or effect its purposes in foreign relations by the use of its financial resources

Examples of dollar diplomacy in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Paraguay’s presidential election is a referendum on China’s dollar diplomacy in Latin America 📬 Sign up for the Daily Brief Our free, fast, and fun briefing on the global economy, delivered every weekday morning. Diego Lasarte, Quartz, 4 May 2023 The bottom line is China’s ultimate objective is to institutionalize Sino-African public-private partnerships by utilizing dollar diplomacy to create an ecosystem to support strategic interests. Earl Carr, Forbes, 10 Feb. 2023 The tour was meant as a counterweight to China in a region where Beijing’s dollar diplomacy has bought significant influence. New York Times, 30 Nov. 2020

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Word History

First Known Use

1910, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of dollar diplomacy was in 1910

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“Dollar diplomacy.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 May. 2024.

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