power politics

noun(used with a singular or plural verb)
  1. political action characterized by the exercise or pursuit of power as a means of coercion.

  2. international diplomacy based on the use or threatened use of military or economic power.

Origin of power politics

First recorded in 1935–40

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British Dictionary definitions for power politics

power politics

  1. (functioning as singular) (in international affairs) the threat or use of force as an instrument of national policy

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