Dictatorship: Meaning, Its advantages and disadvantages

Dictatorship or Totalitarianism is a situation where a single person or political party rules the entire country. It does not involve any electoral process for the appointment. The person dominates all the subjects of the country or state which he’s ruling. It has fewer advantages than disadvantages


  1. Low crime rates.

In a dictatorship, usually, there are very strict rules and punishment for even a small crime or violation of the law. Such strict punishments arise threat among people. Thus there are lower crimes as compared to the countries which do not have a dictator form of government.

  1. Rapid progression

The dictators have access and control over everything right from the economy to the laws and the people. Hence they do not have to worry about this field. They set their goals in which they have to progress and develop. The absence of other concerns helps them to achieve their goal easily.

  1. Efficient administration

They set the rules and regulations which they think are suitable. No one amongst the citizens dares to object them. Because there is no consultation or debates taking place over any issue, hence quick actions can be taken. This makes a dictator country always stay ahead of rival nations.

  1. We get a stable government.
  2. There’s less space for corruption amongst citizens.
  3. They prove very crucial during the times of emergency. Because there’s only one person taking the decision so there’s no last moment ambiguity in opinions. However in case something goes wrong the person responsible is only blamed.


  1. It leads to abuse of power. The dictator misuses his power at the expense of the citizens.
  2. Dictators always oppress and suppress the people. Or even promote their own favorites and interests. This causes inequality but no one really objects because it would mean putting oneself in danger at the hands of the ruling government.
  3. Mass killings. Large numbers of innocent people are killed. Because the people might get frustrated with the policies of the government and this makes the dictator consider the person ad enemies of the government.
  4. The population is never happy with such a government. So it’s possible that at some point the masses will protest and agitate against the policies of unity and try to overthrow the government. This dictatorship is not permanent and never sustains for long. It somehow leads to war. At present North Korea is the biggest example of power dictatorship and the country is so advanced with all its technologies and nuclear weapons that despite this being the 21st century even if multiple countries join hands and come along to wage war against it then they will suffer a greater loss and does not even ensures their victory.
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