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gunboat diplomacynoun [U]

uk   us   disapproving
the use of ​militarythreats by a ​strongcountry against a ​weakercountry in ​order to make that ​countryobey it
(Definition of gunboat diplomacy from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “gunboat diplomacy”
in Chinese (Simplified) (强国以武力威胁弱国的)炮舰外交…
in Chinese (Traditional) (強國以武力威脅弱國的)炮艦外交…
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