- a policy of expansion, as of territory or currency: the colonial expansionism of Europe in the 19th century.
Origin of expansionism
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Examples from the Web for expansionism
Haters back then called it “mosque madness” and “Islamic domination and expansionism.”Why the Ground Zero Mosque Is Worth Saving
April 11, 2014
It is vital to our credibility in the entire Middle East that we insist on an end to Israeli expansionism.Is Gingrich’s Hard Line on Palestine Paid for by Sheldon Adelson?
January 18, 2012
- the doctrine or practice of expanding the economy or territory of a country
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