Dictatorship

Don't let the dictator run your ship!

Pro's of Dictatorship

They can get things done more efficiently because they won't have anybody to object. Maintain peace and order with control of military and police. Also, there is centralization and speedy action.

But dictatorship is not always a good thing

Con's of dictatorship

Power can be used to abuse citizens who oppose the dictator. Dictators face serious legitimacy problems. Oppression, strict rules to prevent uprisings, few rights, very hard line security within, people go missing frequently if they disobey or speak out against leadership. Social media makes the dictator look good, no matter what they do, or else they will be punished, this type of government tens to collapse very quickly.

Dictatorship in its finest

Dictatorship is when a single person or group exercises supreme power based on its control of the military and police.

Places that have had dictatorship:


  • Equatorial Guinea
  • Angola
  • Zimbabwe
  • Cameroon
  • Uganda
  • Swaziland
  • Burkina Faso
  • Sudan
  • Chad
  • Eritrea
  • Ethiopia
  • The Gambia
  • Republic of the Congo
  • Djibouti
  • Rwanda
  • Central African Republic
  • Burundi
  • Mauritania
  • Cuba
  • Syria
  • North Korea


Some people would say Cuba, China, North Korea, Syria, Saudi Arabia, and Iran are dictatorships of one type or another.