This page is about the doublespeak term regime change
Meaning: forced change of government after a foreign military invasion
- Our forces entered Iraq to carry out our policy of regime change.
- Forced regime change is only legal under international law when approved by the United Nations.
For advanced learners: "Regime change" is doublespeak when it's used as a euphemism for invading a country and replacing the government with one that supports one's own economic or strategic interests. It isn't doublespeak, however, when used to mean a change of government or leader brought about by a country's own people, either through democratic elections, street protests or revolution.
"Regime change" is doublespeak when used to describe the
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Contributor: Matt Errey