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a state powerful enough to influence events throughout the world

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Crooks to understand that he was a chief of great power and importance.
The spring was of great power, compared with its dimensions, being capable of raising forty-five pounds upon a barrel of four inches diameter, after the first turn, and gradually increasing as it was wound up.
In Asia he considers China, Japan and Russia to have the ability to become great powers at some future time.
But in the final analysis one is left with the impression of a decent young man with enormous survival skills, and also of someone with great powers of observation.
It has a strong army, a yearning for law and order, and a burning ambition to belong to the world's Great Powers.
While social workers wielded great powers of social control, including the right to take away children, deny material relief, and threaten personal liberty through institutionalization, they were also called on to intervene by clients themselves and frequently provided genuine help.
A Century's Journey: How the Great Powers Shape the World.
The crisis arose between the two great powers that emerged from the anarchy of the Dark Ages--the Roman church and the German empire.
Global conflicts are unlikely in the near future because rivalries among the great powers have been reduced and the great powers have less need to become involved in peripheral states.
The international system is anarchic, and power politics will continue to drive great powers.
Canada's leaders also reasoned that -- given Canada's geography -- only great powers could threaten this country, and only great powers could defend it.
You are a fiduciary with all of its awesome responsibilities and great powers.
DESPITE the disruptions evident since the end of the Cold War, the great powers have yet to forge a clear, coherent strategy for promoting global security.
Kennedy's The Rise and Fall of the Great Powers was a 500-year survey of the ineluctable process of change, brought about by "uneven rate of growth among different societies and of the technological and organizational breakthroughs",(8) to which all great powers without exception have been subject.
The three great powers of the day -- Spain, England, and France -- are vying for control of the valuable islands of the Caribbean.