puppet regime


: a government controlled by the government of another country

Examples of puppet regime in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Just weeks earlier, Putin had attempted to seize Ukraine’s capital, oust its government, and impose a puppet regime. Samuel Charap, Foreign Affairs, 16 Apr. 2024 The landlocked rump state would be made subservient to Moscow, governed by a puppet regime that lacks any means of pushing back against Russian commands. Branislav L. Slantchev, Foreign Affairs, 1 Apr. 2024 Croatia as an independent state first existed under the Ustaše, the local fascist party installed as a puppet regime in 1941 by the Nazis, and so the story of Croatian nationalism is inextricably entwined with its far-right past. Jessica Kiang, Variety, 27 Feb. 2024 Putin’s real goal, many analysts say, is to oust Zelensky in favor of a Russian puppet regime. Serhiy Morgunov, Washington Post, 11 Feb. 2024 Sandu has also accused Russia of trying to overthrow Moldova’s government and replace it with a puppet regime picked by the Kremlin. Tatsiana Kulakevich, Fortune, 2 June 2023

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“Puppet regime.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/puppet%20regime. Accessed 24 May. 2024.

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