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.
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.
(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 .