1. The unlawful use of superior military and economic power by a nation against people or property with the intention of intimidating or coercing societies or governments, for almost undisguised ideological, political, and monetary reasons.
2. The use of deception, fear-inducement and intimidation by a government controlled by elites against its own population in order to undermine and possibly reverse political gains made over a period of time by the lower and middle classes.
3. Corporate-driven imperial expansion.
"President" George W. Bush and his advisors used the climate of fear generated by the attacks of September 11th, 2001 to engage in a "war on terrorism".