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The distribution of power between nations in such a way that no single state has dominance over the others.


Of uncertain origin, but dating back to at least the early 18th century; for example, this piece from the The London Gazette, 1701:

"Your Glorious Design of Re-establishing a just Ballance of Power in Europe."