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militarism

noun

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the opinions or actions of people who believe that a country should use military methods, forces, etc., to gain power and to achieve its goals
  • The administration has been criticized for the militarism of its foreign policy.

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The first known use of militarism was in 1863

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“Militarism.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/militarism. Accessed 26 Sep. 2021.

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