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aaras
May 14, 2006, 07:27 AM
What are tangible and intangible sources of power? In international relations

aaras
May 16, 2006, 12:18 AM
Could someone please help me out with this question, as I have a big presentation due and know nothing about this topic. I was asked to discus what countries posses tangible and intangible power also!

Krs
May 16, 2006, 12:23 AM
Your best bet is to maybe browse the internet and see if u find any useful information.

aaras
May 16, 2006, 12:38 AM
I tried that couldn't really find anything

Starman
May 17, 2006, 09:23 AM
Tangibles are those things which are easily observed such as geography, natural resources, population etc. Intangibles are qualities of the mind.


Tangibles:

Geography, population, and natural wealth etc.


Intangibles:

Willingness to accept punishment,quality of leadership, nature of a country's government, unity, national character, etc.


The article at the following site gives the details.


Nature of Power (http://www.cofc.edu/~cofcgeog/_notes/HumSyllabus/Assignments/Articles/Power.html)

excon
Jun 15, 2006, 06:36 AM
Hello aaras:

The biggest source of tangible power is a huge, well trained army. Diplomacy used to be powerful, but it doesn't work very well these days.

People understand big sticks.

excon

byoo724
Mar 15, 2011, 03:01 AM
In terms of State Power Potential...
Tanglible sources of power: industrial development
Intangible sources of power: national image, public support, leadership
Natural sources of power: Geography, natural resources, population