machtpolitik

noun

macht·​po·​li·​tik
¦mäktˌpōlē¦tēk,
-äḵt-
plural -s
: power politics
specifically : a doctrine in political theory advocating the use of power and especially of physical force by a political state in the attainment of its objectives
an internationalism based on realpolitik and machtpolitik New Republic
compare realpolitik

Word History

Etymology

German, from macht power (from Old High German maht) + politik politics, from French politique

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“Machtpolitik.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/machtpolitik. Accessed 15 Jul. 2024.

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