Definition of Machtpolitik in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈmɑːxtpɒlɪˌtiːk/

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[mass noun]
Power politics.
Example sentences
  • It was the period of Machtpolitik… when Europe was strong militarily and every problem was thought to yield to the force of arms.
  • Indeed, the passing of the post-1945 order poses a vast question mark over the brave new world of Machtpolitik and the vigorous pursuit of U.S. interests by first strikes and punitive expeditions.
  • Hickey seems to support this version of art world Machtpolitik, and he is by no means alone.



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