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  1. National interest

    The national interest, often referred to by the French expression raison d'État, is a country's goals and ambitions whether economic, military, or cultural. The concept is an important one in international relations where pursuit of the national interest is the foundation of the realist school.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of national interest in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of national interest in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Martin Dempsey:

    It’s in the national interest to close Guantanamo.

  2. Winston Churchill:

    I cannot forecast to you the action of Russia. It is a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma but perhaps there is a key. That key is Russian national interest.

  3. Sir Winston Churchill, Radio speech, 1939:

    I cannot forecast to you the action of Russia. It is a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma: but perhaps there is a key. That key is Russian national interest.

  4. Henry Kissinger:

    The Vietnam War required us to emphasize the national interest rather than abstract principles. ... What President Nixon and I tried to do was unnatural. And that is why we didn't make it.

  5. White House:

    The president’s veto of the Keystone jobs bill is a national embarrassment, the president is just too close to environmental extremists to stand up for America’s workers. He’s too invested in left-fringe politics to do what presidents are called on to do, and that’s put the national interest first.

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