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What are examples of a tyranny government?

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A tyranny government existed in Greece and West Asia around 650-400 BC. Tyrants ruled the area, exhibiting unfair and cruel treatment over other people who lived in the area at the time.

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In a tyrant government system, all of the power belongs to one person. Another word for a tyrant leader is a dictator. There have been more recent examples of dictators in societies, including Adolf Hitler, who ruled Germany in the early 1900s, was a dictator of the nation. Other key dictators include Joseph Stalin, who was a leader in Italy, and Francisco Franco, who was a dictator in Spain in the late 1930s.

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