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Finlandization (fin-luhn-duh-ZAY-shuhn) noun
The policy of neutrality of a country under the influence of another more powerful one without being formally allied to it, similar to the neutralization of Finland with respect to the Soviet Union after 1944.
"When Sri Lanka's President Junius Jayewardene was asked whether this
implied a Finlandization of Sri Lanka or Sri Lanka's acknowledgment
that it was within India's sphere of influence, he quickly brushed
aside such concerns."
"Conciliation does not have to mean Finlandization."
This week's theme: toponyms.
I cannot believe in a God who wants to be praised all the time. -Friedrich Nietzsche, philosopher (1844-1900)