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continentalism

[kon-tn-en-tl-iz-uh m] /ˌkɒn tnˈɛn tlˌɪz əm/
noun
1.
an attitude, expression, etc., characteristic of a continent, especially of Europe.
2.
an attitude or policy of favoritism or partiality to a continent:
American continentalism.
3.
the belief or doctrine that the U.S. and Canada should merge into a North American nation, especially for mutual economic benefit.
Origin
1850-1855
1850-55; continental + -ism
Related forms
continentalist, noun
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