A genuine strongman had emerged.
A strong Europe is a Europe in which the institutions are strong, not where some strongmen solve Europe's problems.
Andry Rajoelina, the strongman of the regime, prefers to organise his elections unilaterally, without consulting the Malagasy people, in defiance of the aforementioned agreements.
After doing little to pressure Sudanese strongman Omar al-Bashir into admitting UN peacekeepers to stem the killing in Darfur, China suddenly found the promise of an unsullied Olympics at risk.
And, if the Israelis are convinced that Abbas is too weak to do anything, they can help the Palestinians by releasing the Fatah strongman, Marwan Barghouti, from an Israeli jail.
But the Russian and Nogai strongmen eventually went to loggerheads over the Kazan Khanate, where Yusuf's daughter Sumbeca (1520-1557) was the Khan's wife and queen.
But strongmen who rely on the secret police and a controlled media to maintain their rule will be quaking in their shoes.
Buck, Wanda, this is Magnum the Strongman, and this is Madame Nina.
I should think a dancer's muscles would be like a strongman.
I was at the circus yesterday to see the local strongman, when your son -
a powerful political figure who rules by the exercise of force or violence: potentate, dictator
a man who performs feats of strength at a fair or circus: performer, performing artist