There are arguably few advantages and more disadvantages of military dictatorship governments, with advantages including the possible deposition of a prior, ineffective government and disadvantages including a totalitarian and oppressive government whose authority derives from military power and intimidation rather than democratic choice of the people. Because a military dictatorship typically evolves from a coup d'etat in which a nation's military takes over the government and remains in power due to superior force, it is generally not considered to be a fair and equitable form of government.Know More
Advantages for those living under a military dictatorship are typically few and far between, but those who are in power tend to enjoy advantages such as unquestioned authority, nearly unlimited power and access to a wider range of resources than are typically offered to citizens within the same nation. Additionally, military dictatorships tend to be ruled by a single individual who has no real accountability. Military dictators tend to lead their countries for a long time, very rarely stepping down voluntarily, meaning that violent struggle is necessary to implement a different style of government.
As of 2014, the current North Korean government is an example of a military dictatorship; the rulers of this nation have all been of the same family and have carried out oppression and harsh imprisonment against their own people.Learn more in Types of Government
As of 2014, Belarus and North Korea are ruled by dictatorships, according to the international statistics website Nation Master. The Polity IV project, which measures relative democracy levels based on political science statistics, found that these two countries, along with 15 others, had almost entirely autocratic forms of government.Full Answer >
Cuba, Syria and North Korea are three countries that have a dictatorship government. As of 2014, 23 countries around the world have a dictatorship type of government in one form or another.Full Answer >
A single person, called a dictator, holds absolute power in a dictatorship. As of October of 2014, there are 23 countries operating under a dictatorship including, Vietnam, Somalia, Syria, Cuba and Egypt.Full Answer >
Although it may sound foreign to many living in the Western world, not all people have historically believed that democracy is the best form of government. Advocates for dictatorship or similar systems often argue that democracy is unreliable, particularly because the will of the people is at best an abstract idea and popular opinion cannot be trusted to make rational, informed policy choices.Full Answer >