In political science, internationalism refers to the idea that cooperation between different countries is beneficial for everyone.

A government that adheres to the doctrine of internationalism works with other governments to avoid conflict and to cooperate economically. Most fans of internationalism are also in favor of "free trade," in which nations are free to buy and sell goods across all borders. The opposite of internationalism is ultranationalism or jingoism, which favor extreme patriotism and aggression toward other countries.

Definitions of internationalism
  1. noun
    quality of being international in scope
    synonyms: internationality
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    type of:
    ambit, compass, orbit, range, reach, scope
    an area in which something acts or operates or has power or control: "the range of a supersonic jet"
  2. noun
    the doctrine that nations should cooperate because their common interests are more important than their differences
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    the doctrine that your national culture and interests are superior to any other
    the doctrine that nations should act independently (rather than collectively) to attain their goals
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    type of:
    doctrine, ism, philosophical system, philosophy, school of thought
    a belief (or system of beliefs) accepted as authoritative by some group or school
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