thalassocracy

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Ancient Greek θαλασσοκρατέω (thalassokratéō, to be master of the sea), from θάλασσα (thálassa, sea) + κράτος (krátos, rule).

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thalassocracy (plural thalassocracies)

  1. A state whose power derives from its naval or commercial supremacy on the seas.
  2. Maritime supremacy.

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