Where does political power derive from?

What keeps the majority from disobeying the law? We say that the law is the ultimate power in life. A religious text released can pick up public momentum and gain power through the people, but artworks are not calculatable, unlike weapons and military power. What made people obey the laws and institutions in the... show more What keeps the majority from disobeying the law? We say that the law is the ultimate power in life. A religious text released can pick up public momentum and gain power through the people, but artworks are not calculatable, unlike weapons and military power. What made people obey the laws and institutions in the past that made it near impossible for political power to fail today? What made people obey kings? What made their soldiers and security to obey their king?
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