Definition of pan-Slavism in English:

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pan-Slavism

Pronunciation: /panˈslɑːvɪz(ə)m/

noun

[mass noun]
The principle or advocacy of the union of all Slavs or all Slavic peoples in one political organization.
Example sentences
  • Panslavism represented an attempt to bring closer together the people and empire in Russia through an aggressive, nationally oriented, semi-democratic foreign policy in the image of German unification.
  • Magyar-Slovak relations were relatively smooth until the upsurge of nationalism and, more importantly, Panslavism, in the 19th century.

Derivatives

pan-Slavist

adjective& noun
Example sentences
  • Greek Catholics ran "Russian clubs" in nearby Marion Heights and Kulpmont in the first half of the 20th century, so the panslavist "Russian" identity was used by at least some Greek Catholics too.
  • The south Slavic nations got rid of the Turkish domination through the military drive of panslavist Russia to reach the southern seashores.

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