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expansionismnoun [U]

uk   /ɪkˈspæn.ʃən.ɪ.zəm/ us   /ɪkˈspæn.ʃən.ɪ.zəm/ disapproving
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.
expansionist
noun [C], adjective uk   /ɪkˈspæn.ʃən.ɪst/ us   /ɪkˈspæn.ʃən.ɪst/
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expansionismnoun [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.
(Definition of expansionism from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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