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n. - Politics based on practical rather than moral or ideological considerations.

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  • The term realpolitik was coined by Prussian Prince Otto von Bismarck, who defined politics as "the art of the possible."
  • KOUCHNER: The word realpolitik is a little pejorative.
  • Or the pragmatism and commercial interests that today we call realpolitik?
  • Stalin, Chamberlain, and Daladier thought they were engaged in realpolitik at the time. for more
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  • This word was used in the 2006 Scripps National Spelling Bee finals.
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