Here’s an Interesting article by Hannah Arendt from 1969 on the difference between violence and power. She makes some interesting points. It’s a long read, but a good one.
“Violence, we must remember, does not depend on numbers or opinion but on implements, and the implements of violence share with all other tools that they increase and multiply human strength. Those who oppose violence with mere power will soon find out that they are confronted not with men, but with men’s artifacts” (emphasis added).