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Realpolitik

Politics that is based on practical needs and the need for power, rather than ideological principles or ethics

Apr 10, 2013 17:21 IST

Realpolitik: Noun

Pronunciation: Rey-AHL-poh-li-teek, ree-

Difficulty Level: High

Meaning: Politics that is based on practical needs and the need for power, rather than ideological principles or ethics

Usage/Example

1. The ability to play realpolitik is an asset for any political clan

2. The political students were taught the ideologies of the realpolitik government