democracy  vs  dictatorship

The administration of the public and political system in the government can be ruled under the democratic or dictatorship principles. The distinction of these two lies on the intervention of the people of the country and the manner of management in the hands of the responsible leader.

  Democracy Dictatorship
Ideology Power from the people Power from one individual
How Power is Acquired Thru free and fair election Comes according to own accord
Advantage Freedom of worship, thought,action,speech Government can move quickly like a machine
Disadvantage Slow and inefficient Sometimes lead to ruthlessness due to no opposition.
Susceptibility to revolution No Yes
Political party Many political parties Only one political party

In a democratic rule of government, the elected candidates must adhere to the laws specified in the constitution. They will hold public office in a particular term. The citizens are all treated equally in accordance with the law of the land. They are conferred by constitutional, natural and civil rights. The leader that will represent the entire country cannot override his authority and power. Otherwise, he will be deposed in a form of an impeachment trial if found guilty as to his negligence and inability to profess his duties.

In a dictatorship administration, the governmental powers are vested upon the leader. The freedom and equality have no room in this political system because all forms of decision making and the punishment fall in the hands of the dictator. Most leaders of this political regime have military backgrounds. The public has no free will to voice out their concerns and grievances. The dictator does not consider the right of the people.


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