There are times when you have multiple factions that can't work together. In such instances, having a dictator that is in total control and dictates the laws might make sense. Once the society learns they can cooperate and live together, reforms can be put into place that allows more freedoms and a democracy can be put into place. Dictators and dictatorships are not always bad. Look at the Roman Catholic Church.
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Absolute power corrupts absolutely.
Can't think of one goodie from experience or known history.
shitler say no more stalin starved 10,000,000 of his people idi amin was brutal pol pot massacred his population sadam hussein and his chemicals on populace vlad the impaler impaled 1/5 of his nation Marcos and Coucescue hoarded billions before shot Mussolini hung
we don't know if Fidel Castro kept his nation happy or duped. Mao Tse Tungs principles are now falling to democracy east Germany had 40 years of oppression behind a wall Ju"liar" gillard about to be toppled in Australia north Korea, we can't tell if "happy images" are staged, , true or fooled people.
Great leaders used democracies Mandela Ghandi Kennedy Churchill
Some label assertive leaders in democracies as "benevolent dictators"
I'm unable to express opinions on 'military dictatorships"
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Yes Josip-Broz Tito of Yugoslavia. This is the most recent example in history. In Britain he is known as the Greatest Dictator of All Time. Shame he is not known in the U.S. as much though. He also has statues of himself erected in many countries among them Venezuela, Mexico, the Middle-East, China (just to prove how far-reaching his influence was). Also, the U.s. and the Soviet Union both tried to assassinate him, but neither could find a movement great enough within Yugoslavia to kill him.When he died, his funeral was the most attended funeral of the 20th century and beyond with 117 leaders of state showing up out of the 132 countries in the U.N. at that point. That is a leader, and ladies and gentleman that is a Great Dicator
The question also depends on who you ask. In the U.S. dictators are given bad connotations. If we look at Khrushchev he is bad by U.S. standards however the amount of repressions experienced by the USSR was extremely low, the economic growth unprecedented. Also, Fidel Castro was considered a good dictator up until the late 1980s when his regime began to crumble.
Source: History Fact books that I can't for the life of me remember