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Meaning of realpolitik

re•al•po•li•tik

Pronunciation: (rā-äl'pō"li-tēk", rē-), [key]
— n.
  1. political realism or practical politics, esp. policy based on power rather than on ideals.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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