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sphere of influence

n. pl. spheres of influence
A territorial area over which political or economic influence is wielded by one nation.

sphere of influence

n
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a region of the world in which one state is dominant

sphere′ of in′fluence


n.
any region in which one nation wields dominant power over another or others.
[1880–85]
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Noun1.sphere of influence - the geographical area in which one nation is very influential
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An OSCE Parliamentary Assembly seminar held this weekend in Leinsweiler, Germany, focused on the question of how the renewed competition for geopolitical spheres of influence is impacting security in the OSCE area.
In between the French- and British-ruled blocs, large swathes of territory, mostly desert, would be allocated to the two powers' respective spheres of influence.
A aWho has the right to decide Ukraine's fate a the people of Ukraine in honest and open elections, a new referendum, or great nuclear powers who will negotiate on peripheries, centers and spheres of influence,a asked Plevneliev.
Conservatives' old friend realism offers a device for bringing harmony to Chinese-American relations: spheres of influence.
We are accused of trying to have spheres of influence," Lavrov said, referring to the comments made by EU leaders after Russia invaded Georgia in August 2008 and then recognised its two breakaway regions, Abkhazia and South Ossetia, as independent states.
That is a place name that has come to be a codeword for the cynical sacrifice of small nations' freedom to great powers' spheres of influence.
The model of leadership capacity may help administrators plan experiences that support teachers as they expand their spheres of influence.
The two cities recently voted to extend their spheres of influence to the ridgeline and split the Las Lomas property, making it extremely difficult for Palmer to develop the 555-acre project he envisions.
They can refer those within their spheres of influence, as well as their own clients, as long as they are not representing them in the same real estate transactions.
The information contained in this book can serve to guide women purposefully through professional experiences so as to position themselves into greater spheres of influence and opportunities.
This strain of thought holds that both religions possess distinct geographical "spheres of influence," in the same way that nation-states are thought to possess their own spheres of influence.
Tycho and Kepler lived in an era of religious upheaval, when Calvinism challenged the fragile division into Protestant and Catholic spheres of influence.