What are the differences between a democracy and a dictatorship?

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One type of political debate would be over a democracy vs a dictatorship. Democratic rule is generally defined as government rule of the people, by the people, and for the people. Usually the United States is held up as an example of a democracy. On the other hand, a dictatorship is when one person has absolute rule and control over an entire country. Hitler is an historical example of a dictator. It is common for more people to be in favor of democracy than a dictatorship.
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they both have a leader and both are a type of government.
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Nigeria is a republic transitioning from military to civilian
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This is, in fact, a simple answer: Democracy is characterized in modern times by a government which provides power either directly or through representation to the people. Common
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Dictatorship is potentially far better than democracy at getting things done, because a dictator isn't encumbered by parliaments or fear of losing elections. IF a dictator is honest
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