hegemon

[hej-uh-mon]
noun
a person, nation, etc., that has or exercises hegemony.

Origin:
1900–05; < Greek hēgemṓn leader, guide

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These quandaries are inescapable in a large democracy, especially one that is a global hegemon.
The only thing worse than a hectoring hegemon is a dormant one.
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