Why there are dictators and why it's difficult transition to democracy as is now

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  1. Paul Berod profile image68
    Paul Berodposted 7 years ago

    Why there are dictators and why it's difficult transition to democracy as is now in Egypt?


  2. James Agbogun profile image60
    James Agbogunposted 7 years ago

    Dictators exist to serve selfish interest. Transition to democracy is difficult as in the case of Egypt because stability may be astake. Egypt and Tunisia are parts of the few muslim states where extremism is not a popular practice. If Mubarak goes as in Tunisia and free democracy introduced, radicals can manipulate some gullible minds to get political representations. And soon, you might find the scenes in Iran and pakistan in new places. Small wonder, everybody can shout dictator! at the man in North Korea and non at the one in Egypt. The man in Libya was also a dictator until recently.

  3. Scott_Grigg profile image42
    Scott_Griggposted 7 years ago

    I think part of this answer can be found in history.  It is very difficult to establish a good, solid democracy in a place with very little if no history of democracy. Look at Russia as a prime example. There was a time in our early democracy (because my daughter and I just studied this) where if a certain part of Congress had not recognized the election, the U.S. may have foundered right there.

  4. Wayne Brown profile image83
    Wayne Brownposted 7 years ago

    There are dictators because a given people allow themselves to become weak and then herded like sheep. Once a society has weaken itself through social controls, it becomes ripe for the taking.  There are many forces at work in America today to weaken our society to this point and shift it to a socialist base.  When the guns are taken away, only the criminals will have guns. I find it interesting with the situation in Egypt that the people are now being told to arm themselves by the government for their own protection. Could it be the government is directly responsible for that fact that they are not armed?  We must guard our rights or walk in their shoes. WB

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    Butch Newsposted 7 years ago

    It's easier to hold a castle than to attack it.  Once a power structure is established and backed by the armed forces it can be extremely difficult to shake ruler-ship.

    Bribery has become a lifestyle which will be hard to change because it has become socially normalized.

    It should be interesting to see what comes of all this latest change in social conscience.

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    bhaveshdhanani03posted 7 years ago

    It is in genetics of human being that he always in search of power, What dictatorship mean. having an illigitimate power in his hand.Democracy always oppose dictator, this way democracy & dictatorship contradict each other.

  7. nightwork4 profile image62
    nightwork4posted 7 years ago

    there are dictators because we let them be dictators. power is something some people crave and when the citizens don't fight back , the dictators grow in strength. any country that is ran by a dictator did it to themselves. no exception.

  8. stclairjack profile image83
    stclairjackposted 7 years ago

    it is built into our nature to follow the leader,... it starts on the grade school play ground and carries on for the rest of our lives,... in what man a woman will choose to marry, in what church/patsor we choose to attend,.... very few of the population are born leaders, and fewer still of those will lead with a sense of justice and be a force for good.

    a people are defined by who they choose as thier leaders, mr mubarak no longer suits the taste of his people,...

    let me state that some cultures are not realy ready for democracy. democracy demands a very high moral standard and great degree of self-sacrafice from its leaders,.. and also from the voters who choose them,.... thats why ours is failing


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