balance of power definition

  • noun:
    • circulation of power by which not one nation has the capacity to take over or hinder other people.
    • a predicament of balance by which no country is powerful adequate to get a grip on, or jeopardize the passions of, the others.
    • such an adjustment of power among sovereign says that no body state is within a position to restrict the self-reliance of the other individuals; intercontinental balance; also, the ability (of a situation or a third party within a situation) to regulate the relations between sovereign says or between principal functions in a situation.
    • an equilibrium of energy between nations

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