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dollar diplomacy

a government policy of promoting the business interests of its citizens in other countries.
diplomacy or foreign relations strengthened by the power of a nation's financial resources.
Origin of dollar diplomacy
An Americanism dating back to 1905-10 Unabridged
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dollar diplomacy

noun (mainly US)
a foreign policy that encourages and protects capital investment and commercial and financial involvement abroad
use of financial power as a diplomatic weapon
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dollar diplomacy definition

The use of diplomatic influence, economic pressure, and military power to protect a nation's economic and business interests abroad. The term was first used to describe the exploitative nature of United States involvement in Latin America.

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