Know Your Next Word : hegemony
5. hegemony :
1. leadership or predominant influence exercised by one nation over others, as in a confederation
2. leadership, predominance
3. (esp. among smaller nations) aggression or expansionism by large nations in an effort to achieve world domination
America's nuclear hegemony has been challenged and perhaps usurped by the Soviets.
Japan and Germany vie for hegemony in the foreign-car market.
The hegemony of a single member state is not incompatible with a genuine confederation.
the consolidation of the United States' hegemony over a new international economic system
To say they have priority is not to say they have complete hegemony.
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