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expansionism

noun [U] /ɪkˈspæn·ʃəˌnɪz·əm/
politics & government the act or habit of one country taking land from others
world history increasing the amount of land ruled by a country, or the business performed by a company: As a consequence of expansionism by some European countries, many ancient cultures have suffered.
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