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Balancing
also called "hard balancing" and has 2 more synonyms

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  1. in realist theories of international relations, refers to a state joining a weaker coalition to counter the influence or power of a stronger coalition

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  2. in international relations

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  3. The term is derived from balance of power

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  4. opposed to the neologism bandwagoning

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  5. occurs when weaker states decide that the dominance and influence of a stronger state is unacceptable and that the costs of allowing the stronger state to continue their policies unchecked is greater than the cost of action against the stronger state

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  6. can be internal, in which case the weaker state engages in a military build up and other internal reallocations of resources to increase their power with respect to the stronger state

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