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Dictatorship reveals the inner working of this type of government, setting it in the context of history and relating it to today's current affairs. Readers will learn how a dictatorship functions internally and within the wider world community. They will also encounter some of the dilemmas, contradictions and compromises that seem to be an essential part of even the most idealistic political systems.

Part of the Systems of Government series, these books feature fact boxes, timelines and carefully chosen images that complement informative text that is packed with case studies and first-hand accounts. Voting Booth panels invite readers to consider thorny issues, both historical and current, and to form their own opinions. Perfect for readers aged 12 and up.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 48 pages
  • 211 x 266 x 3mm | 192g
  • Franklin Watts Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Illustrated
  • Illustrated edition
  • 1445153440
  • 9781445153445
  • 1,606,769

Table of contents

1: What is a dictatorship?
2: President for life
3: The power to rule
4: Left turn only
5: Back by popular demand...
6: The trains run on time
7: The flow of power
8: Opposing voices
9: The outside world
10: Fallen idols
11: Dictatorship and the media
12: Looking ahead
13: Glossary
14: Books and websites
15: Index
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About Sean Connolly

Sean Connolly is the author of more than 75 books for children and young adults, on global issues, citizenship, history and cultural affairs.
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