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power politics

political action characterized by the exercise or pursuit of power as a means of coercion.
international diplomacy based on the use or threatened use of military or economic power.
Origin of power politics
1935-40 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Realists come in many sizes and shapes, but all tend to view global politics as power politics.
  • Facts are finally overwhelming money-based power politics.
  • They settled on the national interest, on considerations defined by power politics, and on winning the war.
  • power politics decides which lives get saved, and which policy aims triumph.
  • While economy isn't a zero sum game, power politics are.
  • In the modern world this is the great test of power politics.
  • The twentieth century was defined by struggles of power politics among the world's major nations.
British Dictionary definitions for power politics

power politics

(functioning as sing) (in international affairs) the threat or use of force as an instrument of national policy
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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