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What is the difference between Tyranny and Dictatorship?

Asked by Marlon , Last updated: Dec 10, 2020

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C. Adlai

C. Adlai

A professional and experienced software developer with amateur writing.

C. Adlai
C. Adlai, Software Developer, B.E (Bachelor of Engineering), California, USA

Answered Dec 10, 2020

There are some people who are known to have risen up as dictators in this world. One prime example is Ferdinand Marcos. He was elected and re-elected several times because of his good leadership skills. In the end, it became apparent that he wanted to take control of the country in order to stay in power much longer.

This was when the problems started. He became a tyrant, which means that he sometimes acted according to his whims and not exactly based on what he thinks will be good for the people. According to some reports, it may not be his whims exactly, but the whims of the people around him made him some sort of tyrant.

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C. Adlai

C. Adlai

A professional and experienced software developer with amateur writing.

C. Adlai
C. Adlai, Software Developer, B.E (Bachelor of Engineering), California, USA

Answered Dec 10, 2020

When you hear the words “tyranny” and “dictatorship,” you may think that these are words that are not exactly positive. They are also somewhat related to each other, but there are some differences that will make them easier to distinguish. A dictator can be someone who was able to rise up to the position through being voted by the people or through a coup.

There are some people who have risen to be a dictator because they are part of the military. They are known to have enough leadership skills to make it easy to become dictators. A tyrant is someone who will treat those who are under him or her based on his/her whims.

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I. Klose

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Answered Jul 08, 2020

A dictator is the leader of a government that is run by the vision of the ruler. He has the power without the consent of the people, and his loyalists assist him. The dictator holds all the political power. The government, which consists of the judiciary, administration, and legislature, helps in tandem with the dictator.

In simple terms, a dictatorship is a type of government where both public and private lives of the people are investigated. They also must adhere to the rules of the government. Anyone who goes against the government or the dictatorship may be punished. An example of a historical dictator is, of course, Adolph Hitler. Tyranny, on the other hand, is a form of government in which the leader of the government is oppressive and callous toward the people.

In this situation, the leader appeases his endeavors rather than the good of the people. The administration, judiciary, and legislative are controlled and chosen by him. The tyrant rules his people through oppression, fear, and even torture. He may also have obtained wealth through ill-gotten gain.

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