The Balance of Power




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The Balance of Power : Phrases



Meaning:

The distribution of power between nations in such a way that no single state has dominance over the others.


Origin:

Of uncertain origin, but dating back to at least the early 18th century. For example, this piece rom the The London Gazette, 1701:


"Your Glorious Design of Re-establishing a just Ballance of Power in Europe."


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