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Anonymous asked in Politics & GovernmentGovernment · 1 decade ago

Are there any countries that use dictatorships today?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    dictatorship - a form of government in which the ruler is an absolute dictator (not restricted by a constitution or laws or opposition etc.)

    Many dictatoships today do their best to put on the "clothing" of a democracy and say that they indeed have the support of the people. They often will point to 90% + voting for them in the last election and other such farces. Others simply wield power and change laws at their whim for their own reasons.

    That said, again, they maintain the trappings of democracy. Often they will have legislative branches, (congress, parliament, whatever) and judiciary as well. After all you need to have laws and be able to punish those that break them. BUT and this is a big but, the legislative and judiciary branches are powerless to restrict the dictator. They often are nothing more than committees of cronies in the legislature and close friends in the higher levels of the Judiciary.

    There are MANY dictatorships in the world today. Here is a link to freedomhouse. They are an organization that tracks democracy and dictatorships as well. You might find it very interesting. They are a respected organization unless of course your country's name is on the dictatorship side of the list.

    http://www.freedomhouse.org/template.cfm?page=15

    I hope this is helpful.

  • 4 years ago

    Dictatorships Today

  • 1 decade ago

    Yes. Though several are dependent on your interpretation of what a dictatorship is, and what a monarchy is, and what an oligarchy is. That aside, many African nations are currently under dictatorships, as well as North Korea.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    China, N Korea, Iran, Libya, Syria, Cuba, 1/2 the African countries. Need more?

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  • 1 decade ago

    Cuba, Venezuela.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Yes.....heard of Cuba and Castro? How about Korea and whoever that nut job is.....plus many more.

  • 1 decade ago

    USA

    Jones' panel recommended scrapping Baghdad's national police force and starting over.

    The U.S. has spent $19.2 billion developing Iraq's forces and plans to spend another $5.5 billion next year. According to Jones' study, the Iraqi military comprises more than 152,000 service members operating under the Ministry of Defense, while the Ministry of Interior oversees some 194,000 civilian security personnel, including police and border control.

    The review is one of several studies Congress commissioned in May, when it agreed to fund the war for several more months but demanded that the Bush administration and outside groups assess U.S. progress in the war.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    long live king bush?

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Are you serious?

  • tony c
    Lv 5
    1 decade ago

    yes-america!!.

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