Government Takes Many Forms
Who has the power, who rules the state?
Another form of autocracy is
Dictators acquire and maintain leadership in the
state through fear and force war, revolution,
Some gain power legally through times of great
crisis, when people are more likely to believe that a
strong ruler is necessary.
They suppress opposition, depend on secret
police, military to maintain power.
They limit freedom of press and speech, right to
vote, open elections.