Definition of Puppet state
1. Noun. A government that is appointed by and whose affairs are directed by an outside authority that may impose hardships on those governed.
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Literary usage of Puppet state
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. War Crimes in Bosnia-Hercegovina by Helsinki Watch (Organization : U.S.), Helsinki Watch, Helsinki Watch (Organization : U.S., Ivana Nizich (1993)
"... Croats and Slovenes.6 Bosnia-Hercegovina was incorporated into the Independent State of Croatia, a Nazi puppet state that existed from 1941 to 1945. ..."
2. The Living Age by Making of America Project, Eliakim Littell, Robert S. Littell (1844)
"... for it represents the Soviet Union's prime interest in maintaining this buffer State bordering in part on Japan's puppet State of Manchukuo and in part ..."
3. The Monroe Doctrine: An Interpretation by Albert Bushnell Hart (1916)
"... Panama was visibly a puppet state, the satellite of the United States, a means of getting territorial control of the Canal without too much offending ..."
4. Calcutta Review by University of Calcutta (1846)
"The terror spread by this disorder is maximized by the puppet- state of the Magistrate, who is overwhelmed by the resistless torrent of universal and ..."
5. The Works of George Meredith by George Meredith (1897)
"... puppet's state of suspension?' 'Patience.' 'Dangling and swinging day and night!' "The rag-puppet shall be animated and repaid if I have life. ..."
6. Accounting for Pow/Mias from the Korean War and the Vietnam War: Hearing edited by Robert K. Dornan (1998)
"... of how much a threat you put upon this Communist puppet state of North Korea, when Stalin—well, Stalin died within days, March 5, and Eisenhower had ..."
7. The Australian Abroad: Branches from the Main Routes Round the World by James Hingston (1879)
"Native princes are kept in puppet state, and are ludicrously designated sultans and emperors. They receive pensions from the Dutch, and a guard of thirty ..."
8. Playing the "Communal Card": Communal Violence and Human Rights by Cynthia G. Brown, Farhad Karim (1995)
"... which they viewed as the reincarnation of the Croatian Nazi puppet state during World War II. Rebel Serbs also walked out of the Croatian parliament, ..."