Supremacy vs Hegemony - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between supremacy and hegemony

is that supremacy is the quality of being supreme while hegemony is (formal) domination, influence, or authority over another, especially by one political group over a society or by one nation over others.

supremacy

English

Noun

(en-noun)
  • The quality of being supreme.
  • Power over all others.
  • When used with a designation for a particular group, the assertion that the group in question is superior to or should rule over others.
  • hegemony

    English

    Noun

    (hegemonies) (wikipedia hegemony)
  • (formal) Domination, influence, or authority over another, especially by one political group over a society or by one nation over others.
  • Dominance of one social group over another, such that the ruling group or hegemon acquires some degree of consent from the subordinate, as opposed to dominance purely by force.
  • ie: internationally among nation-states, and regionally over social classes, between languages or even culture.
    eg: The two political parties battled viciously for hegemony .

    Derived terms

    * hegemonism * hegemonist