Coercion Is Demonstrated Through Physical Force Used With The Intent Of Harm Humans

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Coercion is demonstrated through physical force used with the intent to harm humans. This is a form of power because a person is willing to harm others in order to get people to do what is asked. Spain allowed Equatorial Guinea to become independent and organized its first election. A very insecure Macias Nguema won the elections. People spoke out about their opposition against his leadership. Macias jailed them and two were noted, “both were murdered: one first had his legs broken and was then starved” (20). Also, after “political reshuffles; ten of the dozen cabinet members in his first government were butchered” (20). Macias would kill people that he felt could take him out of power. Killing people would show that that he should not be messed with and he had the ability to take a person’s life without facing personal consequences. Since he felt like this, Macias killed thousands of people and caused many people to flee the country. The announcement of a consequence if something does or does not happen is called a threat. A threat is a useful form of power because it uses the anticipation of something bad happening to a person if they don’t do what is told of them. Throughout the planning of the wonga coup plot mann and his co-conspirators felt that most african governments approved of what they were doing. It was gathered by Mann’s co-conspirator that “the south african authorities had okayed the whole mission… that Thabo Mbeki was looking forward to meeting the new

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