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    How long have people tolerate dictators before that revolt. In other words how much pushing around and stealing do people put up with before they decided "enough is enough".
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    (Original post by billgreenjeans)
    How long have people tolerate dictators before that revolt. In other words how much pushing around and stealing do people put up with before they decided "enough is enough".
    Bit of a generalisation that a dictator necessarily equals a bad ruler. The word 'tyrant' actually comes from the Greek tyrannos which just meant a sole leader (without the modern stigma). There were quite a few successful 'dictators' in the ancient world (imo), including Peisistratus of Athens and Artemisia I of Halicarnassus who you might want to have a look at. Usually the problem arises when a popular individual then tries to pass on his/her's power to a descendant, who for whatever reason isn't favourably looked upon by the populace or is simply not an efficient leader by comparison.
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    I agree most people like to be told what to do, how to think, and what is politically correct. That is how an intelligent people like the Germans could go for a leader(dictator) as they have in the past and how most countries go for them today. Thinking for ourselves is not popular especially when questioning a dictatorial leader or government. Few are willing not to be popular.
 
 
 
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