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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A dictatorship is when there is a single person, or small group that takes over a government and controlls the country. A democracy is when people vote for their leaders and can change
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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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A Dictatorship allows for laws to pass swiftly and effectively without getting mired in politics. One person says the word, boom. It's done. A Democracy allows for differing points
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