Dictatorship Characteristics Explained!
One: Human and civil rights are not protected in a dictatorship because an authoritarian
or totalitarian society rejects liberalism, and this is a key pillar. A supreme ruler does not
care for the people because he does not need to in order to retain power.
Two: Dictators are often appointed into position by some case of “emergency” or were
the head of a revolution as opposed to being elected into power. The citizens had no
choice over the matter and simply were told the new way the country was to be run.
Three: Once a dictator is in power he is in complete control, and so no matter the
actions or opinions of citizens it is his choices that influence the country.
Four: The basic premise for a dictatorship is that one man has more rights and freedoms
than the rest of the country and what he says goes, which removes any importance of
other individuals or equality
Five: In the event of a dictatorship, often certain resources are nationalized in order to
maximize government profit or in some cases remove property from a certain group of
Six: Censorship is often a major component in order to keep control in a country with a
dictator. If the media is supportive and various propaganda is everywhere the citizens of
a country are more likely to be cooperative.
Seven: Dictator’s have a strong military because, often due to fear and paranoia, they
want to protect their position. The military is under their control, and often a “secret
police” is as well to keep order.
Eight: Opposition parties to a dictatorship are removed, and if protests or anti-dictator
acts are held those guilty faced executions, imprisonment, torture or a variety of other
harsh punishment without trial.
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