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power politics

noun plural but singular or plural in construction

Simple Definition of power politics

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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of power politics

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

1926

First Known Use of power politics

1926


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