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Great Power

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  1. a nation that has exceptional military and economic strength, and consequently plays a major, often decisive, role in international affairs.
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Origin of Great Power

First recorded in 1725–35
Related formsGreat-Pow·er, great-pow·er, adjective
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Great Power

  1. a nation that has exceptional political influence, resources, and military strength
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