world power

noun

Definition of world power

: a political unit (such as a nation or state) powerful enough to affect the entire world by its influence or actions

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With the exception of Queen Elizabeth II, there is probably no one alive today who has spent more time in the corridors of world power for longer than Imelda Marcos. Todd Mccarthy, The Hollywood Reporter, "'The Kingmaker': Film Review | Venice 2019," 31 Aug. 2019 Tensions have escalated in the Persian Gulf region since Trump over a year ago unilaterally withdrew the U.S. from Iran's 2015 nuclear deal with world powers. Aritz Parra, Anchorage Daily News, "US moves to halt release of Iranian tanker held in Gibraltar," 15 Aug. 2019 Tensions have escalated in the Persian Gulf region since Trump over a year ago unilaterally withdrew the U.S. from Iran's 2015 nuclear deal with world powers. Jon Gambrell, Fortune, "U.S. Wants to Extend Detention of Iranian Supertanker Grace 1," 15 Aug. 2019 Many blame President Trump and his maximalist policy on Iran, which has seen him pull out of Tehran’s 2015 nuclear deal with world powers and levy punishing US sanctions on the country. Nasser Jarunu, BostonGlobe.com, "Iranians say their ‘bones breaking’ under US sanctions," 24 June 2019 Many blame President Trump and his maximalist policy on Iran, which has seen him pull out of Tehran's 2015 nuclear deal with world powers and levy punishing U.S. sanctions on the country. CBS News, "Trump-approved economic sanctions against Iran hurt average Iranians," 24 June 2019 His remarks come amid a rise in tensions between Iran and the United States, which withdrew last year from a 2015 nuclear deal that Tehran struck with world powers. Erin Cunningham, Washington Post, "Iran’s Zarif says he was sanctioned after declining an invitation to the White House," 5 Aug. 2019 The tensions are rooted in President Donald Trump’s decision last year to withdraw the U.S. from Iran’s 2015 nuclear accord with world powers and impose sweeping sanctions on the country. Aya Batrawy, BostonGlobe.com, "Iran seizes tanker carrying ‘smuggled fuel,’ report says," 4 Aug. 2019 Tensions there have soared following President Donald Trump's decision last year to withdraw from Iran's nuclear deal with world powers and impose sanctions on Iran that have targeted its oil exports, among other key industries. CBS News, "Video shows Iranian guard warning U.K. warship on day tanker was seized: "Don't put your life in danger"," 29 July 2019

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1855, in the meaning defined above

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world power

noun

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: a country that is powerful enough to affect the entire world by its influence or actions

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