Dicatorships and Theocracies
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How does a Dictator use power?
To use force in order to achieve a consensus of support from the people.
How does a Dictator acquire Power?
Through a military coup d'etat.
What is the definition of a Dictatorship?
a government in which a ruler assumes power through force and maintains total control over the people through the use of force.
How does a Dictator justify its power?
by the use of a militia to keep the people in fear
What is the structure/function of a Dictatorship?
the dictator is the leader of the system, all others support the dictator's wishes/command
What is the opportunity for participation in a Dictatorship?
The people can only change the government through revolution.
What is purpose of a Dictatorship?
To keep to the dictator in power without major threats to his power
What is the opportunity for participation in a Theocracy?
The people must follow the religious doctrine as to who is allowed to participate.
How does a Theocracy justify its power?
Through the use of religious doctrine or the people's believe in the faith.
What is the definition of a Theocracy?
a government in which the church holds power over the people through the use of church doctrine/documents
How does a Theocracy use power?
To control the government through the use of religious doctrine
What is the structure/function of a Theocracy?
Church leaders are the head of the government usually organized in a hierarchy which enforces church doctrine and the rules of the church
What is purpose of a Theocracy?
To avoid secular societies and to allow the moral practices of the people to guide the government
How does a Theocracy acquire Power?
Through the religious doctrine which specifies the government as the leader.
This type of government uses its power to enforce its rule.
Dictatorship and Theocracy
This type of government can make quick decisions due to the fact that one person is in power.
This type of government justifies its power through the consent of the governed.
Neither Dictatorship or Theocracy
This type of government does not have the separation of church and state.
This type of government justifies its power through fear and force.
This type of government has a specific hierarchy of who is allowed to be involved in the administration of government.
Dictatorships and Theocracies can appear similar to Absolute Monarchies in the manner in which power is used and justified. Describe how a Dictatorship and an Absolute Monarchy appear similar in the manner in which power is used. Then, describe how a Theocracy and an Absolute Monarchy appear similar in the manner in which power is justified.
Both Absolute Monarchs and Dictators use power to enforce their absolute rule. The use of their power is characterized by fear and force. Both Theocracies and Absolute Monarchies justify their power through religious doctrine. Theocracies and Absolute Monarchies believe that they have been given divine power to rule.
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