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(Definition of “expansionism” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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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.

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