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.
Some of the countries listed are ruled by more than one form of government. This is especially true of countries that have different ruling bodies in various regions. Although the country may not be ruled completely by a dictatorship, some of the states or specific regions are. Countries ruled by dictators have a long history of instability and poor social control.
- Equatorial Guinea
- North Korea
Dictatorships date back to the times of Julius Caesar. There have been many rulers throughout history who are famous for ruling with an iron fist. Saddam Hussein, former president of Iraq, is one such dictator.