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  title={Women and the Evolution of World Politics},
  author={Francis Fukuyama},
  journal={Foreign Affairs},
  • F. Fukuyama
  • Published 1 September 1998
  • Political Science
  • Foreign Affairs
In the worlds largest captive chimp colony at the Burgers Zoo in Arnhem, Netherlands, a struggle worthy of Machiavelli unfolded during the late 1970s. As described by primatologist Frans de Waal, the aging alpha male of the colony, Yeroen, was gradually unseated from his position of power by a younger male, Luit. Luit could not have done this on the basis of his own physical strength, but had to enter into an alliance with Nikkie, a still younger male. No sooner was Luit on top, however, than… 

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