[pan-slah-viz-uh m, -slav-iz-]
- the idea or advocacy of a political union of all the Slavic peoples.
Origin of Pan-Slavism
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Examples from the Web for panslavism
Poles were made into Russians; but Panslavism demanded that the German should be banished.The Story of Russia
R. Van Bergen, M.A.
All this is somewhat like a political propaganda of Panslavism.Letters to an Unknown
The idea of Panslavism was here first worked out systematically.Historical View of the Languages and Literature of the Slavic Nations
Therese Albertine Louise von Jacob Robinson
The great mass of the Russian people has nothing to do with Panslavism; it does not even know what it is.
The idea and conception of Panslavism are the produce of the latent political events on the Continent, viz.
- (esp in the 19th century) the movement for the union of the Slavic peoples, esp under the hegemony of tsarist Russia
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Word Origin and History for panslavism
1846, from German Pansclavismus, coined as a linguistic term by Herkel in 1826.
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