Why do people sometimes support dictators?

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Dictator
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Why do people sometimes support dictators?
United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon
TASK:
You are assistants to the Secretary General of the
United Nations. The Secretary General has asked you to
examine dictatorships in modern history and determine
how they assumed power, and why people have
supported them. You are to create and deliver a
presentation of your findings to a UN task force.
Step One:
Answer The Following Questions
1. What are the definitions of "dictator" and
"dictatorship?"
2. What are the characteristics (features) of a
dictatorship?
3. Who are some of the dictators in modern
history?
Directions For
Step Two:
Choose Two (2) Dictators To Research
Use the format of the following
template slides to answer the
questions. You should type over the
directions/cues.
USE THE INTERNET:
Possible Search Terms: dictators; dictators in history; current
dictators; dictatorship; CIA World Factbook
CHECK OUT:
www.parade.com/dictators/index.html
www.state.gov/r/pa/ei/bgn/
Dictator #1’s Name
• What are the basic facts
about this dictator?
• What country does or did
the dictator rule and when?
• How did the dictator come
to power?
• What conditions existed in
the country that allowed
the dictator to take power?
• What type of government
did the dictatorship
replace?
Dictator #1
• What methods did the
dictator use to maintain
power?
• How did the dictator
deal with political
opposition?
• How did the dictator
lose power (if
applicable)?
Dictator #1
• Which people have
supported the dictator
and why?
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Dictator #2’s Name
• What are the basic facts
about this dictator?
• What country does or did
the dictator rule and when?
• How did the dictator come
to power?
• What conditions existed in
the country that allowed
the dictator to take power?
• What type of government
did the dictatorship
replace?
Dictator #2
• What methods did the
dictator use to maintain
power?
• How did the dictator
deal with political
opposition?
• How did the dictator
lose power (if
applicable)?
Dictator #2
• Which people have
supported the dictator
and why?
Add picture
Final Question:
• Provide a well thought response to the question,
"Why do people sometimes support dictators?"

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