from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. International diplomacy in which each nation uses or threatens to use military or economic power to further its own interests: "The Cold War undermined the Wilsonian dream of a world beyond power politics” ( Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr.)
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- n. Politics with power.
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- n. diplomacy in which the nations threaten to use force in order to obtain their objectives
Translation of German Machtpolitik.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
A calque of German Machtpolitik. (Wiktionary)