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militarism

noun [U]  /ˈmɪl·ɪ·təˌrɪz·əm/ us  
politics & government the belief that it is necessary to have strong armed forces and that they should be used in order to win political or economic advantage
militaristic
adjective  /ˌmɪl·ɪ·təˈrɪs·tɪk/ us  
a hard-line militaristic regime
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