What does militarism mean?

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  1. An ideology which claims that the military is the foundation of a society's security, and thereby its most important aspect.
  2. A focus on, or excessive use of, military force.
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The White House agenda of militarism and social reaction is not some accident, nor is it merely the whim of certain right-wing individuals.
The militarism and ultranationalism of this ideology needs no further testimony.
It is bound up entirely with the underlying program of militarism abroad and social reaction at home.
The film functions best in its role as a critique of militarism, jingoism and fundamentalism.
Therefore, it came with a heavy baggage of chauvinist-nationalism and militarism.
Neither the militarism nor the pacifism of that earlier conflict was echoed now.

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