Finlandization
noun Etymology: Finland Date: 1969 a foreign policy of neutrality under the influence of the Soviet Union; also the conversion to such a policy • Finlandize transitive verb

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  • Finlandization — (Amer.) n. neutralization of a country regarding its obedience to superpowers; impact that one powerful country can have on the policies of a smaller country close to it; (in the past) policy of impartiality by non communist countries under the… …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Finlandization — ) is the influence that one powerful country may have on the policies of a smaller neighboring country.It is generally considered to be pejorative, originating in West German political debate of the late 1960s and 1970s. As the term was used in… …   Wikipedia

  • finlandization — finlandizacija statusas T sritis Politika apibrėžtis Nepriklausomos valstybės suvereniteto apribojimas užsienio ir saugumo politikoje dėl gretimos galingesnės valstybės interesų. Terminas kilo iš Sovietų Sąjungos ir Suomijos santykių praktikos… …   Politikos mokslų enciklopedinis žodynas

  • Finlandization — /fin leuhn deuh zay sheuhn/, n. 1. the neutralization of a country in terms of its allegiance to the superpowers, in the way that the Soviet Union rendered Finland neutral and friendly without making it a satellite state or requiring that it… …   Universalium

  • Finlandization — noun The influence of a larger, more powerful sovereign state on the policies of a smaller, neighboring sovereign state …   Wiktionary

  • Finlandization — or Finlandisation ˌfɪnləndʌɪ zeɪʃ(ə)n noun historical the process or result of being obliged for economic reasons to favour the interests of the former Soviet Union despite not being politically allied to it. Derivatives Finlandize or Finlandise… …   English new terms dictionary

  • finlandization — fin·land·iza·tion …   English syllables

  • Finlandization — Fin•land•i•za•tion [[t]ˌfɪn lən dəˈzeɪ ʃən[/t]] n. gov a former policy by a non Communist country, as Finland, of maintaining neutrality with the Soviet Union with a consequent susceptibilty to its influence • Etymology: 1965–70 …   From formal English to slang

  • finlandization — …   Useful english dictionary

  • finlandize — transitive verb see finlandization * * * /fin leuhn duyz /, v.t., Finlandized, Finlandizing. to subject to Finlandization. Also, esp. Brit., Finlandise. [1970 75; back formation from FINLANDIZATION] …   Useful english dictionary

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