power politics

power politics

noun plural but singular or plural in construction

: politics based on the use of military or economic power to influence the actions and decisions of other governments

Full Definition of POWER POLITICS

:  politics based primarily on the use of power (as military and economic strength) as a coercive force rather than on ethical precepts

First Known Use of POWER POLITICS



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