[ German awst-paw-li-teek ]
/ German ˈɔst pɔ lɪˌtik /


the German policy toward the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe, especially the expansionist views of Hitler in the 1930s and the normalization program of the West German government in the 1960s and 1970s.
Compare Westpolitik.

Origin of Ostpolitik

1960–65; < German: literally Eastern policy
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