power-politics

power politics

noun
1.
political action characterized by the exercise or pursuit of power as a means of coercion.
2.
international diplomacy based on the use or threatened use of military or economic power.

Origin:
1935–40

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power politics
 
n
(functioning as singular) (in international affairs) the threat or use of force as an instrument of national policy

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