Finlandization: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (fin"lun-du-zā'shun), [key]
— n.
  1. the neutralization of a country in terms of its allegiance to the superpowers, in the way that the Soviet Union rendered Finland neutral and friendly without making it a satellite state or requiring that it adopt Communism.
  2. such a neutral status pursued as a deliberate act of policy by a lesser power.
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