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Great Power

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(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a nation that has exceptional political influence, resources, and military strength

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n.
(sometimes l.c.) a nation that has exceptional military and economic strength, and consequently plays a major, often decisive, role in international affairs.
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Noun1.Great Power - a state powerful enough to influence events throughout the worldgreat power - a state powerful enough to influence events throughout the world
body politic, country, nation, res publica, commonwealth, state, land - a politically organized body of people under a single government; "the state has elected a new president"; "African nations"; "students who had come to the nation's capitol"; "the country's largest manufacturer"; "an industrialized land"
hegemon - a leading or paramount power
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The other major powers that signed the deal with Iran in 2015 -- Britain, France, Germany, China and Russia -- are trying to maintain the deal.
Increasing economic and political tensions between major powers represent the most urgent risk facing the world today, according to the World Economic Forum's 2019 Global Risks Report.
Second, there were the regional governments, which had to deal both with local communist parties and the major powers, notably the Soviet Union, China, the United States and Britain.
Addressing at an international conference 'Conflict and cooperation in South Asia: Role of major powers' here, the Foreign Secretary said India's massive spending on up gradation of its arms and military hardware was undermining the delicate balance and stability of the region in contrast to Pakistan's efforts towards peace.
ISLAMABAD -- Pakistan's view on Afghanistan has been vindicated with the United States finally understanding that the road to peace is through negotiations with all stakeholders and not hard power, said Tehmina Janjua, Foreign Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Government of Pakistan, in her Inaugural Address at the Islamabad Policy Research Institute (IPRI)'s international conference titled 'Conflict and Cooperation in South Asia: Role of Major Powers' here in Islamabad on Tuesday.
The Islamabad Policy Research Institute is organising a two-day international conference on 'Conflict and Cooperation in South Asia: Role of Major Powers' on Tuesday, Dec 11 at Marriott Hotel at 10am.
In the immediate wake of World War I political and naval authorities in Britain, the United States, and Japan planned to build extensive fleets of battleships and support vessels in order to replace obsolescent ships, take advantage of new technologies, and prevent the other major powers from building an insurmountable naval lead.
Within this extensive and rather complementary ground of argumentation, the goal of our paper is to explore how the intensity of the Greco-Turkish rivalry (in the 19th and 20th centuries) was affected by variation in the intensity of rivalries between major powers that have political and military connections to Greece and Turkey.
In May, President Donald Trump exited Iran's 2015 nuclear deal with major powers, saying it failed to address Iran's ballistic missile program, its nuclear activities beyond 2025 or its role in conflicts in Yemen and Syria.
TEHRAN -- Iran's nuclear chief said on Saturday that the European Union had promised to save the nuclear deal with major powers despite U.S.
Four major powers - the United States, Japan, India and Australia - are sending a message to the Philippines regarding a pushback against China's increasingly pervasive influence and assertiveness in the region.
He also went on to say: "In such a region that major powers use terrorist groups as a tool to promote instability, we need deterrent power against major powers and terrorists", adding: "In addition to Army, our mighty IRGC, effective Basij and the Police have always worked hard".