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Power and AbusePlay
Dictatorship often implies abuse of power and violation of rights. SlideUnder the dictatorship, free speech was a distant memory.
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Negative ConnotationPlay
'Dictatorship' usually has a negative emotional impact and suggests oppression. SlideHis method of running the organization was criticized as a dictatorship.
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Not DemocraticPlay
A dictatorship is the opposite of a democracy, with no public election or input. SlideIn the dictatorship, decisions were made without the consent of the governed.