Definition of world power in English:

world power

noun

  • A country that has significant influence in international affairs.

    • ‘India in particular is a world power in its own right, rivalling the EU in influence.’
    • ‘Emperor Meiji initiated instituted wide sweeping political, civil and social reforms which transformed Japan into a significant world power.’
    • ‘In 1868 Japan was a pre-industrial society; less than 40 years later it was a world power.’
    • ‘In geographic extent, population size, and wealth, the region was an obvious candidate for world power and influence.’
    • ‘I seriously question whether the United States could have become a world power without a strong federal government.’
    • ‘These opposing tendencies must be resolved in some way if the country is to move toward the world power status that its people have always sought.’
    • ‘This nation, once a mighty world power, is being systematically stripped of all its wealth and influence, and no-one bats an eyelid.’
    • ‘More to the point, France was no longer a world power, and its relationship with its colonies was particularly fraught.’
    • ‘The British Empire was the world power that mattered in most of Asia, in Africa, and on the high seas.’
    • ‘Spain became a world power and the centre of a vast empire.’
    • ‘One hundred years ago, Britain would have been a natural leader in such an enterprise, being a world power with a vast empire and a first-class navy.’
    • ‘However, the primary aim of the EU has always been to promote peaceful cooperation between European nations, not to create a new world power.’
    • ‘It's also reasserting itself as a major world power in international sports such as cricket and rugby.’
    • ‘Spain became the greatest world power during Europe's Age of Discovery.’
    • ‘Well, we are a world power, by virtue of history, and by virtue of our military power.’
    • ‘His late writings examined the emergence of Russia as a world power, opening an era of global imperialism and war.’
    • ‘The new Germany took another step towards developing its status as a world power.’
    • ‘The country is really a young country and they are not used to being a world power.’
    • ‘Is it any surprise, then, that it became a significant world power?’
    • ‘The rise of the United States as a world power after 1945 was of paramount importance in international politics.’
    country, nation, land, sovereign state, nation state, kingdom, empire, republic, confederation, federation, body politic, commonwealth, power, superpower, polity, domain, territory
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world power