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Meaning of "Weltpolitik" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD WELTPOLITIK

Literally: world politics.
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PRONUNCIATION OF WELTPOLITIK

Weltpolitik  [ˈvɛltpolitiːk] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF WELTPOLITIK

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Weltpolitik is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES WELTPOLITIK MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Weltpolitik

"Weltpolitik" was the foreign policy adopted by Kaiser Wilhelm II of Germany in 1890, which marked a decisive break with former Chancellor Otto von Bismarck's ' "Realpolitik." The aim of Weltpolitik was to transform Germany into a global power through aggressive diplomacy, the acquisition of overseas colonies, and the development of a large navy. The origins of the policy can be traced to a Reichstag debate on 6 December 1897 during which German Foreign Secretary Bernhard von Bulow stated, "n one word: We wish to throw no one into the shade, but we demand our own place in the sun." Nancy Mitchell writes that the adoption of Weltpolitik was a fundamental change in the conduct of German foreign policy. Up until Wilhelm's dismissal of Chancellor Otto von Bismarck, Germany had concentrated its efforts on eliminating the possibility of a two-front war in Europe. Prior to Weltpolitik, German policy had focused on using its army and subtle diplomacy to maintain its status. In particular, Bismarck was wary of acquiring overseas colonies and wished to reserve the role of Germany as honest broker in continental affairs.

Definition of Weltpolitik in the English dictionary

The definition of Weltpolitik in the dictionary is the policy of participation in world affairs.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH WELTPOLITIK


antique
ænˈtiːk
autocritique
ˌɔːtəʊkrɪˈtiːk
boutique
buːˈtiːk
critique
krɪˈtiːk
machtpolitik
ˈmɑːxtˌpɒlɪtiːk
mystique
mɪˈstiːk
plastique
plæsˈtiːk
politique
ˌpɒlɪˈtiːk
pratique
ˈprætiːk
realpolitik
reɪˈɑːlpɒlɪˈtiːk
steek
stiːk
teak
tiːk
teek
tiːk
triptyque
trɪpˈtiːk

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE WELTPOLITIK

Welsh Nationalist
Welsh Office
Welsh poppy
Welsh rabbit
Welsh springer spaniel
Welsh terrier
welsher
Welshman
Welshman´s button
Welshmen
Welshwoman
Welshwomen
welt
Weltanschauung
welter
welterweight
Weltschmerz
Welty
welwitschia
Welwyn Garden City

WORDS THAT END LIKE WELTPOLITIK

batik
battik
chik
Dubrovnik
komatik
maik
malik
naik
Nalchik
Pernik
Reykjavik
schtik
sheik
shtik
sik
Sputnik
Tajik
tik
tik-tik
tughrik

Synonyms and antonyms of Weltpolitik in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «Weltpolitik» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF WELTPOLITIK

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The translations of Weltpolitik from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «Weltpolitik» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

Weltpolitik
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Weltpolitik
570 millions of speakers

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Weltpolitik
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

Weltpolitik
380 millions of speakers
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Weltpolitik
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Weltpolitik
278 millions of speakers

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Weltpolitik
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Weltpolitik
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Weltpolitik
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Weltpolitik
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Weltpolitik
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Weltpolitik
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Weltpolitik
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Weltpolitik
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Weltpolitik
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Weltpolitik
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Weltpolitik
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Weltpolitik
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Weltpolitik
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Weltpolitik
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Translator English - Ukrainian

Weltpolitik
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

Weltpolitik numită
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Weltpolitik
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Translator English - Afrikaans

Weltpolitik
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Translator English - Swedish

Weltpolitik
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Weltpolitik
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of Weltpolitik

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «WELTPOLITIK»

The term «Weltpolitik» is quite widely used and occupies the 51.390 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «WELTPOLITIK» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about Weltpolitik

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «WELTPOLITIK»

Discover the use of Weltpolitik in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to Weltpolitik and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Preparing for Weltpolitik: German Sea Power Before the ...
A significant interpretation of the emergence of Germany as a world power.
Lawrence Sondhaus, 1997
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Kaiser Wilhelm II New Interpretations: The Corfu Papers
The. Kaiser. and. German. Weltpolitik: reflexions. on. Wilhelm. IPs. place. in. the. making. of. German. foreign. policy. PAUL. KENNEDY. Men make their own history, but they do not make it just as they please; they do not make it under ...
John C. G. Röhl, John C. G. Rohl, Nicolaus Sombart, 2005
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History: Modern British and European
Industrialists financed these pressure groups because they supported Weltpolitik. In the reign of William II German nationalism became more aggressive and had an increasingly unsettling effect upon relations between the Great Powers.
Michael Scaife, 2004
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The Great Powers, Imperialism and the German Problem 1865-1925
The global manifestations of Weltpolitik, on the other hand, can be seen in such varied events as the occupation of Kiao-Chow, the Kaiser's visit to Damascus and the Berlin-Baghdad railway project, naval operations against Venezuela, claims ...
John Lowe, 2013
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Europe, 1890-1945
'The main decision made by Kaiser Wilhelm ll in the 1890s was to pursue Weltpolitik.' a) What is meant by Weltpolitik in relation to German foreign policy between 1890 and 1914? (3 marks) Weltpolitik is a term used to describe the expanding ...
Stephen J. Lee, 2003
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The Ideological Origins of Nazi Imperialism
Weltpolitik is one of those well-known but ill-defined catchwords with which the vocabulary of politics abounds. It is not clear who first coined the word, but the responsibility for its widespread use and popularity in the late 1890s is most often  ...
Woodruff D. Smith, 1989
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Germ Foreign Pol 1871-1914
By 18 January 1896 Germany had not yet become a world Empire, but it was crossing the threshold to 'Weltpolitik'. Although some German leaders immediately saw and accepted the risk of war as a conse-- quence of 'Weltpolitik', (1) others ...
Geiss,, 2013
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Grundzüge Der Weltpolitik in Der Gegenwart
This is a pre-1923 historical reproduction that was curated for quality. Quality assurance was conducted on each of these books in an attempt to remove books with imperfections introduced by the digitization process.
J. J. Ruedorffer, 2009
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Germany's Aims in the First World War: Fritz Fischer, ...
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online.
Frederic P. Miller, Agnes F. Vandome, McBrewster John, 2010
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German Naval Strategy, 1856-1888: Forerunners to Tirpitz
Sondhaus, Preparing for Weltpolitik, p. 118; Steinmetz, Bismarck und die deutsche Marine, pp. 40-1. 49. BA-MA, N578/9, Nachlass Knorr, p. 24. 50. See, for instance, BA-MA, RM1/41, 18 March 1875, Bismarck to Stosch, and BA-MA, RM1/1732 ...
David H. Olivier, 2004

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «WELTPOLITIK»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term Weltpolitik is used in the context of the following news items.
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Die Schweiz im Zentrum der Weltpolitik
54 Jahre, seit 1961, vertrat die Schweiz die USA in Kuba. Nun endet das Mandat und diplomatische Dokumente werden veröffentlicht, auch aus der Zeit der ... «Tages-Anzeiger Online, Jul 15»
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Varoufakis-Rücktritt via Twitter: Weltpolitik in 40 Zeichen
Yanis Varoufakis gibt überraschend seinen Rücktritt bekannt – und sorgt damit für Aufregung. Auch weil er seinen Abgang via Twitter inszenierte. Es ist jedoch ... «Handelsblatt, Jul 15»
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"Die Weltpolitik macht mich depressiv"
Die Frau hier setzt mir gerade ein Messer an die Kehle." Absurd-dramatisch erklärt Mads Mikkelsen, dass ihn seine PR-Betreuerin zwingt, das Telefoninterview ... «DIE WELT, Jun 15»
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TV-Kritik Hart aber fair: Die Weltpolitik wird noch nicht merkelisiert
Es wies auf eine weltpolitische Strukturveränderung hin, wonach dieser „alte Westen“ keineswegs mehr die frühere hegemoniale Rolle spielen kann. Mehr zum ... «FAZ - Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, Jun 15»
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50 Leute suchen ein Ventil für die Weltpolitik
Die Wortschöpfung „Ein WeltPolitikReaktionsVentil“ bedeutet, dass man herauszufinden sucht, was als Ventil geeignet ist, wenn man an der Weltpolitik ... «HNA.de, Jun 15»
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Vor dem G-7-Gipfel in Elmau: Weltpolitik am Kaminfeuer
Der G-7-Gipfel in Bayern ist ein weltpolitisches Grossereignis von zweifelhafter Verbindlichkeit. Bundeskanzlerin Merkel will viele Themen voranbringen. «Neue Zürcher Zeitung, Jun 15»
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Weltpolitik vor Alpenkulisse: Zwei "ZDF spezial"-Ausgaben vom G7 …
Juni 2015, 19.20 Uhr, beleuchten die "Weltpolitik vor Alpenkulisse". Matthias Fornoff moderiert die beiden Sondersendungen aus dem Gläsernen Studio an der ... «Presseportal.de, Jun 15»
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Rumsfelds Bizarre "To do"-Liste - Wollen Sie mal lesen, wie große …
... dass große Weltpolitik mitunter viel simpler funktioniert als wir "Normalsterblichen" uns das vorstellen. Während unsereins auf "To do"-Listen hauptsächlich ... «Hamburger Morgenpost, Apr 15»
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Die Verlindenstraßung der Weltpolitik
Eine Ursache politischen Handelns wird aber häufig vergessen, obwohl sie gerade seit den 1990er Jahren eine sehr bedeutende weltpolitische Rolle spielt: ... «Telepolis, Feb 15»
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Deutschland - angekommen in der Weltpolitik
Deutschlands Verantwortung in der Welt: Vor einem Jahr bei der Münchnner Sicherheitskonferenz war davon viel die Rede. Was ist aus diesem Anspruch ... «tagesschau.de, Feb 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Weltpolitik [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/weltpolitik>. Aug 2019 ».
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