Urla City Of Turkey for ) States also claim the prerogative to exercise force beyond their borders in order to defend against aggressors or to secure national interests. As one theorist of state power observed, what each state forbids its citizens to do to one another, all states must stand in readiness to do to each other.4 Today, as in times past, most political power remains backed up by the force of arms. With the exception of pacifists, people generally consider the use of force by political rulers legitimate in principle, as a means to secure internal peace and defend against foreign threats. In practice, however, the use of force by governments is usually subject to criticism or condemnation from some quarter, and often for good reason. Governmental abuse of the prerogative to employ force is an all-too-common affair. This is true not just in the waging of war or the commission of other acts of aggression against foreign nations. Urla City Of Turkey 2016.