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Pronounced "nu-KI-na-war"
A procedure used to gain support for an authoritarian or unjustified policy by instilling fear or a sense of unfairness. This tactic is typically used when a new law or rule would otherwise be rejected as absurd.
1) George Bush and the United States Congress used a nukinawar to pass the Patriot Act after 9/11 with little opposition.

2) Raising taxes on the wealthiest 10% of a nation is fairly easy because a government can drum up middle-class support with a nukinawar.

3) The company's practice of exaggerating its hardships was a nukinawar to avoid giving employees raises.

4) The union convinced the struggling company to cave to its demands of much higher wages with a nukinawar and now its bankrupt.
by crazynater June 05, 2010

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