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[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.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘He tended to confuse Realpolitik, realistic politics, with Machtpolitik, which is only power politics.’
- ‘Hickey seems to support this version of art world Machtpolitik, and he is by no means alone.’
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