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Power is many things It is the ability to control people in their sayings andor actions It is the ability to get whatever you want Power is a necessary component in any society otherwise all pandemonium would break loose leaders must be established But when taken to an extreme power is not good and pandemonium will break loose As Lord Acton said Power tends to corrupt and absolute power corrupts absolutely A good example of this is Adolph Hitler in Nazi Germany He believed he could not be stopped and that rules did not apply to him By being given absolute power he corrupted the government No attempt was made to stop this by the Germans because of the control he had People were either scared to stop this or were brainwashed into believing it Finally the US had to step in and try to stop Hitler and World War II broke out But power is not all bad though As was stated earlier it is necessary in any group of people and there will be struggle to achieve it--be it a country a business or a sports team Athletics is a good example of where there is a constant power struggle In every league every player wants control They want what they think should happen during games to happen Recently in the NBA Dennis Rodman took this struggle to an extreme In disagreement with an officials call Rodman head-butted the official and through a temper-tantrum on his way off the court Quite obviously this is bad Every player in the league agrees to the rules set by the NBA from the beginning The rules are made to keep control and the officials have power to enforce these rules If there were no regulations players would be doing whatever they wanted whenever they wanted If Rodmans antics would have taken place somewhere other than a basketball court he probably
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