What is power? What is the difference between power in a primitive society and the power of the state?

Power is the ability of a person or group of persons to influence other people. Power in a primitive society was based on the tribal structure of society, traditions and the unity of interests of all members of the clan. The first thing that should be paid attention to is that the power relied on the power of authority, its bearer and did not have a territorial character. Power in a state extends only to those who are on its territory, thus the question of state borders arises. The population began to unite on a territorial basis: volosts, counties, administrative-territorial units. For the state, it becomes important to live a person, and not to belong to the genus. A person realizes his rights and fulfills obligations at the place of residence. Thus, the territory becomes the most important distinguishing feature of the state.

Remember: The process of learning a person lasts a lifetime. The value of the same knowledge for different people may be different, it is determined by their individual characteristics and needs. Therefore, knowledge is always needed at any age and position.