Definition of power politics in English:

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power politics

Pronunciation:

plural noun

[treated as singular or plural]
Political action by a person or group which makes use of or is intended to increase their power or influence.
Example sentences
  • As long as sovereign states are the dominant form of political organization, power politics will continue and states will have to look after their security and prepare for war.
  • It is human nature that explains why international politics is necessarily power politics.
  • The post - Cold War era - characterized by the lessening of major power politics - is ending.
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