In gendered international relations, the term can be used similarly when preceding a nation to connote either hegemonic or bitch status. Alternatively, the term can be applied to tools of dominance in international relations, such as nuclear weapons, which predetermine which role a nation role-plays among others.
B: Well they aren't used for first use anymore...but they still fulfill like 13 other roles. -nervous laugh-
A: So you don't really decrease the role substantially, do you?