View Full Version : Tangible and intangible

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

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!

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

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

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.


Geography, population, and natural wealth etc.


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)

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.


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