Definition of Machtpolitik in English:

Machtpolitik

noun

  • [mass noun] Power politics.

    • ‘It was the period of Machtpolitik… when Europe was strong militarily and every problem was thought to yield to the force of arms.’
    • ‘Hickey seems to support this version of art world Machtpolitik, and he is by no means alone.’
    • ‘He tended to confuse Realpolitik, realistic politics, with Machtpolitik, which is only power politics.’
    • ‘Indeed, the passing of the post-1945 order poses a vast question mark over the brave new world of Machtpolitik and the vigorous pursuit of U.S. interests by first strikes and punitive expeditions.’

Origin

German.

Pronunciation:

Machtpolitik

/ˈmɑːxtpɒlɪˌtiːk/