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realpolitik (n.)

1914, from German Realpolitik (August Ludwig von Rochau, "Grundsätze der Realpolitik," 1853), which can be translated as "practical politics." See real (adj.) + politics.

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Definitions of realpolitik from WordNet

realpolitik (n.)
politics based on practical rather than moral or ideological considerations;
Synonyms: practical politics
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