The territory that a state or nation believes is needed for its natural development, especially associated with Nazi Germany.
room to manoeuvre, room, space, breathing space, scope, freedom, play, free rein, licence, latitude, leeway, margin, clearance
- ‘The concept of Lebensraum as understood in Nazi ideology included in it the assumption that war was inevitable.’
German, literally ‘living space’ (originally with reference to Germany).
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