Meaning of Machtpolitik in English:


Pronunciation /ˈmɑːxtpɒlɪˌtiːk/


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.’
    • ‘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.’