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[fin-luh n-duh-zey-shuh n] /ˌfɪn lən dəˈzeɪ ʃən/

the neutralization of a country in terms of its allegiance to the superpowers, in the way that the Soviet Union rendered neutral and friendly without making it a satellite state or requiring that it adopt Communism.
such a neutral status pursued as a deliberate act of policy by a lesser power.
neutralization of a small country by a superpower, using conciliation, as the former Soviet Union did in relation to Finland


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