from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The former policy of neutrality by non-Communist countries under the influence of the Soviet Union.
- n. The adoption of such a policy.
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- n. The influence of a larger, more powerful sovereign state on the policies of a smaller, neighboring sovereign state.
Directly from German Finnlandisierung, refering to the political climate in Finland during the cold war in the view of a 1960s and 1970s West-German debate. (Wiktionary)