Realpolitik[rā äl′pô′lə tēk′]
Realpolitik definition by Webster's New World
Realpolitik definition by American Heritage Dictionary
Origin: German : real, practical (from Late Latin reālis, real; see real 1) + Politik, politics (from French politique, political, policy; see politic).
- re·alˈpoˌli·tikˌer noun
Realpolitik - Cultural Definition
Governmental policies based on hard, practical considerations rather than on moral or idealistic concerns. Realpolitik is German for “the politics of reality” and is often applied to the policies of nations that consider only their own interests in dealing with other countries.
Variant of realpolitik