Expansionist



[ik-span-shuh-niz-uh m] /ɪkˈspæn ʃəˌnɪz əm/

noun
1.
a policy of , as of territory or currency:
the colonial expansionism of Europe in the 19th century.
/ɪkˈspænʃəˌnɪzəm/
noun
1.
the doctrine or practice of expanding the economy or territory of a country
n.

“one who advocates the expansion of the territory of his nation,” 1864, from expansion + -ist. Related: Expansionism.

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