A state which coerces another state to commit an internationally wrongful act will incur international responsibility for the act if, but for the coercion, the act in question would have been an internationally wrongful act of the coerced state and the coercing state applies the coercion with knowledge of the circumstances of the act1. It appears that the coercion will normally have to amount to force majeure for the coerced state, such that its will is forced, giving it no effective choice other than to comply with the wishes of the coercing state2. In this regard, it is not
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