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Meaning of Vansittartism

Van•sit•tart•ism

Pronunciation: (van-sit'ur-tiz"um), [key]
— n.
  1. a doctrine holding that the militaristic and aggressive policies of German leaders since the time of the Franco-Prussian war have had the support of the German people and that Germany should undergo a program of demilitarization and corrective education to prevent similar action in the future.
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