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gunboat diplomacy

noun [U] uk   us   disapproving
the use of military threats by a strong country against a weaker country in order to make that country obey it
Translations of “gunboat diplomacy”
in Chinese (Traditional) (強國以武力威脅弱國的)炮艦外交…
in Chinese (Simplified) (强国以武力威胁弱国的)炮舰外交…
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