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There are two types of power, hard power and soft power.
Hard Power is considered:
- armed forces,
- economic pressure or sanctions,
- assassinations and
- other forms of intimidation
Soft Power is defined by Joseph Nye and includes:
- Debates on cultural values,
- dialogues on ideology,
- the attempt to influence through good example and
- appeal of commonly accepted human values.
A Power’s type of force or influence can be:
- Global Power,
- Major Power or
- Middle Power.
Charles W. Freeman, Jr. states that power is a capacity to direct the decisions & actions of others. The names of the powers that are defined by capacity are:
- Super Power-Great Power+Mobility of Power,
- Great Power-Strong political, cultural, & economic influence,
- Regional Power-exercise influence within Region, and
- Middle Power-second tier influence.