One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
- ‘But overall, the US has missed numerous opportunities to de-Finlandize Lebanon.’
- ‘Back in the 1980s, people suggested that the Soviet arms buildup was not intended to conquer Europe, but to 'Finlandize' it.’
- ‘Also, note that Syria is now surrounded by the United States and two of its allies - Turkey and Israel, Lebanon being effectively Finlandized and Jordan a minor military power.’
- ‘But Protestant Pandemonium instead took the former course and tried to Finlandize the Bible to conform to mere human traditions.’
- ‘What you rightly condemn is the possibility of Finlandizing Europe.’
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