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heg·e·mon

 (hĕj′ə-mŏn′)
n.
One that exercises hegemony.

[Greek hēgemōn, leader, from hēgeisthai, to lead; see sāg- in Indo-European roots.]

hegemon

(ˈhɛɡɪˌmɒn; ˈhɛdʒɪˌmɒn; ˈhiːɡɪˌmɒn; ˈhiːdʒɪˌmɒn)
n
a state or group in ascendance over others

hegemon

- A Greek word for "leader."
See also related terms for leader.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.hegemon - a leading or paramount power
great power, major power, superpower, world power, power - a state powerful enough to influence events throughout the world
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Homer, for example, makes men better than they are; Cleophon as they are; Hegemon the Thasian, the inventor of parodies, and Nicochares, the author of the Deiliad, worse than they are.
He described the International Quds Day as very important, stressing, "This auspicious day is not merely meant for the declaration of support for an oppressed nation, but is the symbol of fighting Arrogance and global hegemons.
The European project is not about hegemons even if they are benevolent.
The European hegemons, Britain and France, took the place of the Sublime Porte, guaranteeing this order either directly or via regional proxies.
This is not only a citizen type; it is in fact a human type because the Turkist hegemons do not treat the non-Homo LASTus as humans.
Certainly hegemons remain important; after all, when US governments began to push economic deregulation, with Jimmy Carter, and neoliberalism, with Ronald Reagan, most of the UN agencies began acting as transmission belts of the same policies to the developing world.
The statement further said that the ongoing warmongering and criminal acts in Syria are a joint scheme by world hegemons and reactionary Arab states to defeat the Islamic resistance and the anti-Israeli front in the Muslim world, stressing that the "dangerous plot" will be thwarted very soon.
If we take stock of world hegemons in historical times we find that centuries ago Spain, France and Britain practiced their supremacy in world affairs and today United States is the Hegemon.
He said hegemonic powers try "to portray themselves as invincible, but Iran and Sri Lanka's experiences show that resistance against colonialists and hegemons is possible".
The dominant approach in international relations presume that hegemons ignore international law when they deem it opposed to their interests or alternatively use the existing law to advance their interests.
In this regard, hegemons create institutional structures or regimes to maintain economic order, and thus in the process provide collective goods to other members of the system, reduce transaction costs and increase certainty.
The United States is the least bad of all possible hegemons because American institutions and culture embody liberal values.