isolationism

Definition of isolationism

i`so`la´tion`ism   Pronunciation: ī`sô`lā´shŭn`ĭz'm
n.1.The doctrine or policy of minimal participation by one's country in international economic and political relations, specifically by not entering into alliances or other international agreements, in order to avoid becoming entangled in foreign wars, and to be able to devote the nation's energies primarily to advancing its own domestic interests.

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Eisenhower Doctrine, Jim Crow, Monroe Doctrine, Nixon Doctrine, Truman Doctrine, apartheid, apartness, appeasement, balance of power, brinkmanship, capitalism, coexistence, colonialism, compromise, containment, detachment, detente, deterrence, diplomacy, diplomatic, diplomatics, dollar diplomacy, dollar imperialism, expansionism, foreign affairs, foreign policy, free competition, free enterprise, free trade, good-neighbor policy, imperialism, internationalism, isolation, laissez-aller, laissez-faire, laissez-faireism, let-alone policy, let-alone principle, liberalism, manifest destiny, militarism, nationalism, neocolonialism, neutralism, noninterference, nonintervention, nonresistance, open door, open-door policy, peace offensive, peaceful coexistence, preparedness, privacy, privatism, privatization, quarantine, recess, reclusion, retirement, retreat, rustication, seclusion, secrecy, segregation, self-regulating market, separation, sequestration, shirt-sleeve diplomacy, shuttle diplomacy, spheres of influence, splendid isolation, the big stick, tough policy, withdrawal, world politics
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