great power(redirected from Major powers - France)
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(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a nation that has exceptional political influence, resources, and military strength
(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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|Noun||1.||great 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