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Diplomacy involving intimidation by threat or use of military force.
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(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) diplomacy conducted by threats of military intervention, esp by a major power against a militarily weak state
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diplomatic relations involving the use or threat of military force.
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gunboat diplomacy- Foreign policy carried out with the backing of the threat or use of military force.
See also related terms for threat.
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The use of threats of military force, especially by a strong country to a weaker one, in diplomatic relations.
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|Noun||1.||gunboat diplomacy - diplomacy in which the nations threaten to use force in order to obtain their objectives|
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