What Are The Advantages And Disadvantages Of A Dictatorship?


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Dictatorship is an autocratic form of government, meaning that all the power over a nation resides in the hands of one person.

A dictator doesn’t have to abide by any laws within their country – they can rule however they see fit, and nobody has the legal right to stop them.

Advantages of Dictatorship
There aren’t very many advantages of a dictatorship – not unless you’re a dictator!

  • Decisions can be made quickly, as there’s no need to discuss them
  • Less political disturbance, as there aren’t elections every few years. A dictator is usually in power until he dies.
Disadvantages of Dictatorship
  • Lots of people tend to die
  • Money is often spent carelessly, or on personal luxuries for the dictator
  • The nation is often governed by fear – nobody dares stand up to the dictator because they don’t want to be killed
  • The dictator can pretty much do what he wants, and the people have no way of protecting themselves from this
  • Decisions are made by one person, which means they’re not  likely to be fair
  • Rights of citizens aren’t valued as much
  • The people are usually repressed
  • The whole country runs on the whims of one man
  • Famous dictators include Adolf Hitler, Saddam Hussein, Kim Jong-il, and Mao Zedong.
Overall, dictatorship is not a good thing – one man should never single-handedly hold that much power, and the people of a country shouldn’t have to live in fear of their ruler!
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
  1. You don't have to worry about responsibilities, you just do as you are told.
  2. Usually a better and bigger army.
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
  • Good economy and an honor-based execution of work
  • Discipline of citizens
  • Excellent foreign policy
  • Tight security

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