Holiday in Colonia – Colonia Travel for With this goal in mind, we now explore a particular understanding of power, one that is well established among political theorists. Power influences, but does not force. We may thus define power to include any means of intentionally influencing people short of physically forcing them to comply with one’s wishes. The matter is confusing because nonviolent forms of influence may be so compelling that they seem to constitute a kind of force. The power of wealth, for instance, when used to influence the actions of the desperately poor, may prove virtually irresistible. The power of authority, when unquestioned, may be overwhelming. Of course, intimidation, in the form of a coercive threat, explicitly flirts with force. Holiday in Colonia – Colonia Travel 2016.