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- n. a state powerful enough to influence events throughout the world
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D-1; Stephen Wilson, “French Judges Speak Out Against Federation Chief,” Associated Press, April 18, 2002; Vicki Michaelis, “Gailhaguet Wields Great Power in France,” USA Today, April 30, 2002, p.
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