Ultimatum Agreement Definition

The actor issuing an ultimatum to the other party should be prepared to carry out the threat to launch, for example, military actions if the other party does not meet its requirements. [5] There are risks if the threatened actor decides not to comply. On the one hand, if the actor issuing the ultimatum is not ready to get in the way of the threatened action, the other actor can “call his bluff” and represent a choice between a humiliating descent and an undesirable outcome (such as war). On the other hand, the adversary can take the ultimatum seriously and take preventive measures. [6] The ultimatum can encourage the adversary to stand firm so as not to be considered weak. [6] An ultimatum is normally issued from a stronger power to a weaker ultimatum, as it would not have much weight if the one issuing the ultimatum could not substantiate his threat. . . .