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kaiserism

[kahy-zuh-riz-uh m] /ˈkaɪ zəˌrɪz əm/
noun
1.
autocratic rule, like that of a German kaiser.
Origin of kaiserism
1910-1915
First recorded in 1910-15; kaiser + -ism
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  • No, kaiserism, militarism must be crushed, destroyed forever!

    The Passion for Life Joseph Hocking
  • This is the beginning of the end of kaiserism, if I'm any judge.

  • They could guess that kaiserism was dead and gone and Junkerism down and out.

    The New Germany George Young
  • This would mean a restoration of Junkerism and Prussianism, but not of kaiserism.

    The New Germany George Young
  • It was a worse condition than kaiserism itself had ever set up.

  • kaiserism was dead—deader even than Tsarism—because the Kaiser was still alive.

    The New Germany George Young
  • The doom of kaiserism was written large on that Lincoln Highway in that army of resolute, slow-moving army trucks.

    Under the Maples John Burroughs
  • I have never been able to understand why so many people did not sooner realise what kaiserism meant for us.

    Face to Face with Kaiserism

    James W. Gerard
  • But that was in the old days, before the black arts of kaiserism transformed the peace of yesterday into the Armageddon of to-day.

  • They had just finished with kaiserism in Europe but they were faced with only another form of the same spirit in their own land.

    To Him That Hath Ralph Connor

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