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  • adjective not relying on imports; -- of countries.

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  • adjective Of or pertaining to an autarky
  • adjective self-sufficient

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  • adjective of countries; not relying on imports


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  • "We don't want an autarkic economy that stays within itself, isolated from the process of globalization," he said.

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  • Since then it has grown into a nationalist and sometimes autarkic philosophy.

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  • Many others, such as former head of the Libyan National Oil Corporation, Shukri Ghanem, successfully fended off the worst possible excesses of the resource nationalism and autarkic thinking of Seif's opponents.

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  • The fact is that time is a factor in all endeavors, whether one chooses to cooperate or if one chooses to have an autarkic existence.

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  • Since then it has grown into a nationalist and sometimes autarkic philosophy.

    Thailand and Mass Politics

  • Affordable and reliable spaceflight needn't be side tracked by autarkic populism.

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  • Its transition from centrally-planned, autarkic and dysfunctional empire to a more pluralistic, modern and dynamic element of a multi-polar world is lasting decades.

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  • India enjoys an advantage in this regard because it has a longer tradition of brand-building than, say, China—despite many restrictions, Indian firms have faced stiffer competition and a freer press than many other, more autarkic, markets in Asia.

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  • Central planning and autarkic barter systems have given way to generally capitalist principles with a resounding vote of confidence to the quintessentially American way of life.

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  • Indian business leaders tend to frame the importance of English in purely economic terms, as a symbol of a once autarkic country participating in the global economy, and one of the few areas where India leads neighboring China.

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  • Self-sufficient, independent, autonomous. Alternate spelling, Autarchic.

    June 14, 2009

  • When impinging passions anarchic

    Confuse and then render him heart sick,

    He seeks out the balm

    Of contemplative calm

    Where feelings are pure and autarkic.

    July 4, 2015