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Old 2012-05-06, 18:36
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Often dictators replace a more unstable system before them, and so are seen as good because the alternative is worse. That doesn't really mean they are seen positively in a absolute sense, especially when people cant voice their real views too loudly anyway.

Incidentally, I wonder if anyone has gathered statistics looking at the rise of dictators in places via democratic means (that is, elected first, then once in they try/succeed in staying perminately). It would be interesting too see if some rules (term limits etc) are more successfull at stopping too much power going into one persons hand, compared too other rules.
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