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internationalism

noun [U]     /ˌɪn.təˈnæʃ.ən.əl.ɪ.zəm/ US  /-t̬ɚ-/
the state of being international, or happening in and between many countries: the increasing internationalism of criminalsCountry and nationContinents and regions of the worldCountry names the belief that countries can achieve more advantages by working together and trying to understand each other than by arguing and fighting wars with each otherInternational politics and government internationalist     /-ɪst/ noun [C] International politics and governmentDiplomacy and mediation
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