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Vietnamization

[vee-et-nuh-muh-zey-shuh n, vyet-, vee-it-] /viˌɛt nə məˈzeɪ ʃən, ˌvyɛt-, ˌvi ɪt-/
noun
1.
a U.S. policy during the Vietnam War of giving the South Vietnamese government responsibility for carrying on the war, so as to allow for the withdrawal of American troops.
Origin of Vietnamization
1965-1970
1965-70; Vietnam + -ization
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British Dictionary definitions for Vietnamization

Vietnamization

/ˌvjɛtnəmaɪˈzeɪʃən/
noun
1.
(in the Vietnam War) a US government policy of transferring the tasks of fighting and directing the war to the government and forces of South Vietnam
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Word Origin and History for Vietnamization
n.

1957, from Vietnam + -ization.

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