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isolationism

noun [U]     /ˌaɪ.səlˈeɪ.ʃən.ɪ.zəm/ disapproving
the political principle or practice of showing interest only in your own country and not being involved in international activities → Compare globalismPatriotism and nationalism isolationist     /-ɪst/ adjective an isolationist policy/nation/attitudePatriotism and nationalism
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