Origin of militarism
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Examples from the Web for militarism
What most liberals are passionate about is one thing: opposition to U.S. militarism.When Liberals Enable Tyrants
September 6, 2013
Was the ‘Great War’ a necessary fight against German militarism, or was it completely avoidable?
Prussian militarism was unlovely, to be sure, but the Kaiser was no Führer.
But most recent histories depict it as a necessary fight against German militarism.
Even more important, we need to pay attention to the emergence of militarism among some military officers.China’s Risky Path, From Revolution to War
January 20, 2013
Then we will whip German militarism in industry out of the markets of the world.The Ghost in the White House
Gerald Stanley Lee
Collinot—the oracle of militarism—who was playing picquet, rose.The False Chevalier
William Douw Lighthall
I will not talk nor allow any one else to talk about "clericalism" and "militarism."A Miscellany of Men
G. K. Chesterton
The Romans seem to have adopted the Greek view, but they were prepared for it by militarism.
We have no satire yet on militarism, or imperialism, or the Monroe doctrine.
- military spirit; pursuit of military ideals
- domination by the military in the formulation of policies, ideals, etc, esp on a political level
- a policy of maintaining a strong military organization in aggressive preparedness for war
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Word Origin and History for militarism
1864, from French militarisme, from militaire "military" (see military).
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper