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The termEdit

A Cordon sanitaire (French pronunciation: ​[kɔʁdɔ̃ sanitɛʁ]) is a French phrase that, literally translated, means "sanitary cordon". It originally denoted a barrier implemented to stop the spread of infectious diseases. It may be used interchangeably with the term "quarantine", and although the terms are related, cordon sanitaire refers to the restriction of movement of people within a defined geographic area, such as a community.

The term is also often used metaphorically, in English, to refer to attempts to prevent the spread of an ideology deemed unwanted or dangerous, such as the containment policy adopted by George F. Kennan against the Soviet Union.

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SourcesEdit

  1. https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/cordon_sanitaire
  2. https://mckinneylaw.iu.edu/ihlr/pdf/vol12p227.pdf
  3. https://archive.org/stream/famineinsovietru00fish#page/24/mode/2up/search/Cordon+sanitaire
  4. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cordon_sanitaire
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