political action characterized by the exercise or pursuit of power as a means of coercion.
international diplomacy based on the use or threatened use of military or economic power.
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How to use power politics in a sentence
This downward spiral involving local power politics was obvious to the Americans in the valley.Heart of Darkness: Into Afghanistan’s Taliban Valley | Matt Trevithick, Daniel Seckman | November 15, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
This is power politics, I knew, and push would eventually and inevitably come to shove.
Since the end of World War II, Germans have absconded from the very idea of power politics.
For some years after that, American relations with Israeli governments were dominated by power politics.Why Won’t the West Defend Middle Eastern Christians? | Diarmaid MacCulloch | October 27, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
The ICC is primarily a legal institution, but it is not sealed off to the dynamics of international power politics.
All the international rivalries, the power-politics, the eternal pressures and constant crises.This Crowded Earth | Robert Bloch
I felt it was purely statesmanship, statecraft, power politics.Warren Commission (11 of 26): Hearings Vol. XI (of 15) | The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy
Their trans-ocean squabbles and power politics seemed to have settled into a pattern of a war or two per generation.Back to Julie | Richard Wilson
Perfectionism, no less than isolationism or imperialism or power politics, may obstruct the paths to international peace.State of the Union Addresses of Franklin D. Roosevelt | Franklin D. Roosevelt
British Dictionary definitions for power politics
(functioning as singular) (in international affairs) the threat or use of force as an instrument of national policy
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