glob·​al·​ism | \ ˈglō-bə-ˌli-zəm How to pronounce globalism (audio) \

Definition of globalism

: a national policy of treating the whole world as a proper sphere for political influence — compare imperialism, internationalism

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Other Words from globalism

globalist \ ˈglō-​bə-​list How to pronounce globalist (audio) \ noun

Examples of globalism in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Countries around the world have pushed back against the globalism of the past several decades, with voters in the U.K. opting to exit the European Union and their American counterparts electing Donald Trump president. Jennifer Surane,, "Nationalism’s Rise Spurs Mastercard to Study Impact on Business," 8 May 2020 The right flank of the party also sees the pandemic as reason to further restrict immigration and pull back from globalism and free trade. Tal Kopan,, "Coronavirus pandemic could push politics to the left, progressives hope," 3 May 2020 Quite often, and certainly when Trump first entered the White House, the tension between him and the Davos crowd was pitched as a great first-principles clash between reactionary nationalism and multicultural globalism. Jeff Spross, TheWeek, "Of course Davos loves Trump," 22 Jan. 2020 Global Citizen and Teneo are reviving the idea of a transcontinental event at a time of historic global unrest and division -- during a week that President Donald Trump expressed a skeptical view of globalism at the United Nations General Assembly. Cristina Alesci, CNN, "Billie Eilish, Janelle Monáe and more set to headline Global Goal Live," 26 Sep. 2019 The parts of society that use cash the most—rural, elderly, immigrants, working class—are often those parts that have been left behind as globalism and technology have reshaped the economy. John Detrixhe, Quartz, "Banning cashless stores in New York won’t fix the city’s deeper problem," 25 Jan. 2020 It's become a stand-in for the pro-globalism elites that Trump railed against. Jeff Spross, TheWeek, "Of course Davos loves Trump," 22 Jan. 2020 In his speech to the U.N. General Assembly last year, Trump expressed disdain for globalism and promoted his ‘‘America First’’ agenda., "UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Facing growing calls for his impeachment, President Trump addressed the U.N. General Assembly on Tuesday and delivered a roaring defense of nationalism and American sovereignty even as he tried to rally a multinational response to Iran’s escalating aggression.," 25 Sep. 2019 Check out a few of the features inside this week’s magazine: The case for globalismBy Dalibor Rohac A conservative foreign policy manifesto By Noah Rothman Subscribe here for the weekly magazine. Washington Examiner Staff, Washington Examiner, "Inside the magazine: January 7, 2020," 7 Jan. 2020

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First Known Use of globalism

1943, in the meaning defined above

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“Globalism.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Aug. 2020.

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