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Anglophile

A person who is fond of or greatly admires England or Britain

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Anglo-Saxonism

A person of Anglo-Saxon (especially British) descent whose native tongue is English and whose culture is strongly influenced by English culture is strongly influenced by English culture as in WASP for "White Anglo-Saxon Protestant"

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Annex

Attach, add especially to something larger or more important

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Arbitration

The use of an arbitrator to settle a dispute

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Balance of powers

A situation in which nations of the world have roughly equal power
The power held by a small group when larger groups are of equal strength

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Dollar Diplomacy

The use of a country's financial power to extend its international influence

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Humanitarianism

A moral of kindness, benevolence, and sympathy extended to all human beings

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Imperialism

A policy of extending a country's power and influence through diplomacy or military force

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Isolationism

A policy of remaining apart from the affairs or interests of other groups, especially the political affairs of other countries

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Jingoism

Extreme patriotism, especially in the form of aggressive or warlike foreign policy

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Large Policy

The U.S. Large Policy of 1898 was a sudden shift in U.S. ambition to colonize distant lands and expand its influence and territory. The change occurred in less than six months during the Spanish War.

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Mediation

Intervention in a dispute in order to resolve it; arbitration

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Overproduction

The accumulation of unsalable inventories in the hands of businesses. Overproduction is a relative measure, referring to the excess of production over consumption. The tendency for an overproduction of commodities to lead to economic collapse is specific to the capitalist economy.

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Reciprocal trade agreement

Reciprocal Tariff Act of 1934 President Franklin Delano Roosevelt signed the Reciprocal Trade Agreements Act (RTAA) into law in 1934. RTAA gave the president power to negotiate bilateral, reciprocal trade agreements with other countries.

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Social Darwinism

modern name given to various theories of society that emerged in the United Kingdom, North America, and Western Europe in the 1870s, which claim to apply biological concepts of natural selection and survival of the fittest to sociology and politics.

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Spheres of influence

a country or area in which another country has power to affect developments although it has no formal authority.

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White Man's Burden

"The White Man's Burden" is a poem by the English poet Rudyard Kipling. It was originally published in the popular magazine McClure's in 1899, with the subtitle The United States and the Philippine Islands.

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Yellow Journalism

journalism that is based upon sensationalism and crude exaggeration.

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Aggressive posturing

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