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expansionism

the doctrine or practice of expanding the economy or territory of a country
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Every yuan or ruble devoted to their own defense reduces the aspiring imperial powers' budgets for conducting more aggressive and expansionistic policies.
This belief is conditioned by the history of predatory or expansionistic state behavior in which the functions of force--for example, defense, deterrence, and compellence--comport with securing against such predation.
It is in this light that we can also understand the strange alliance between the radical Israeli right and US Christian fundamentalists, who are historically anti-Semitic but passionately support Israel's expansionistic politics: "Jewish critics of the State of Israel are regularly dismissed as self-hating Jews; however, ...the true self-hating Jews, those who secretly hate the true greatness of the Jewish nation [are] precisely the Zionists making a pact with [Western conservative] anti-Semites."
"In return, there has been interference in the internal affairs of our countries for expansionistic goals.
Fourth, and most significant, the author put Japan and China on the same strategic level and recommended proposals such as joint patrols as well as joint resource development that ignore China's expansionistic and hegemonic intentions.
The imperialist and expansionistic themes and motifs of Roman antiquity as expressed in Shakespeare and re-worked in Taiwan offer innovative visions for a twenty-first century audience familiar with the recent experience of Japanese colonialism and exploitation.
Seeking to mediate between these two schools of thought, Arielli approaches the topic by considering domestic and economic forces, in addition to European foreign policy and expansionistic claims.
According to Brandon Martinez, ISIL is pursuing a Zionist agenda that was set out in 1980s by a fanatic Israeli strategist Oded Yinon who had envisaged the balkanization of the Middle East nations that are not supportive of Israel's expansionistic, imperial agenda.
Velinovska asks--who runs the state politics in Macedonia and how can it be defined--peaceful, neutral, expansionistic, Balkan, Western European, pro-American, anti-Asian, colonial, passive, active, apathetic?
Tudjman, lacking both the resources and even minimal measure of outside support, attempted to follow Milosevic in his expansionistic and hegemonic designs towards neighboring Bosnia and Herzegovina.
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But Mattson's book helps to remind us that there was a time in recent American history when the expansionistic, consumerist and extractive approaches that Reagan was to play upon were on the defensive, a time when the majority of the American people (who, after all, had elected Carter to be president in 1976) were willing to consider other approaches.