Gunboat diplomacy  

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Train wreck at Montparnasse (October 22, 1895) by Studio Lévy and Sons.
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Train wreck at Montparnasse (October 22, 1895) by Studio Lévy and Sons.

In international politics, gunboat diplomacy (or Big Stick diplomacy in U.S. history) refers to the pursuit of foreign policy objectives with the aid of conspicuous displays of naval power - implying or constituting a direct threat of warfare, should terms not be agreeable to the superior force.

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18th century

19th century

20th century

21st century

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