Everybody wants power. Those who are in power want to keep it and those who don’t, want to gain it. How about leaders who acquired their position illegitimately? Which strategies do illegitimate leaders use to protect their position?
Conformity is commonly explained in terms of social pressure. But social factors may not be necessary to produce conformity: people may simply confuse memories of own behavior with the behavior of others, and then reproduce mental “averages" thereof.