Balance of power
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Not to be confused with Power Balance.
Balance of power may refer to:
- Balance of power (federalism), distribution of power between a central government and its subnational governments
- Balance of power (parliament), the power exercised by a minor political party whose support enables a minority government to obtain office
- Balance of power (international relations), parity or stability between competing forces
In popular culture:
- "Balance of Power" (drama) 1975 play written by Alan Melville and performed on BBC Radio 4
- Balance of Power (album), a 1986 album by Electric Light Orchestra
- Balance of Power (band), a British melodic progressive metal group formed in 1995
- "Balance of Power" (Red Dwarf), a 1988 episode of the TV series Red Dwarf
- "The Balance of Power" (Minder), an episode of the TV series Minder
- Balance of Power (Star Trek), a 1994 Star Trek:The Next Generation novel by Dafydd Ab Hugh
- Balance of Power (video game), a 1985 geopolitical strategy computer game
- Separation of powers, a model of governance characterized by checks and balances among branches of government
- Consociationalism, a form of government involving guaranteed group representation
- Balance of terror
- Balance of threat
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