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Finlandization

[fin-luh n-duh-zey-shuh n] /ˌfɪn lən dəˈzeɪ ʃən/
noun
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 adopt Communism.
2.
such a neutral status pursued as a deliberate act of policy by a lesser power.
Origin of Finlandization
1965-1970
First recorded in 1965-70; Finland + -ization
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Finlandization

/ˌfɪnləndaɪˈzeɪʃən/
noun
1.
neutralization of a small country by a superpower, using conciliation, as the former Soviet Union did in relation to Finland
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