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What is the difference between Dictatorship and Monarchy?

Asked by T. Lopez, Last updated: Aug 08, 2019

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D. Ronald

D. RonaldWriter, Austin
Writer, Austin

Answered on Aug 08, 2019

Dictatorship is a type of office wherein people who are under the office will be forced to do what their leader says. The government is usually ruled by someone who is often referred to as the dictator. A monarchy is a type of government wherein the ruler of the empire is known to be the king or the queen.

It can be an emperor or a commander that will be in charge of providing different rules and regulations that will be followed by people who are under the empire. It can be hard for people to be under a dictator because they will not be allowed to say anything wrong about the government. In a lot of ways, there are some similarities with dictatorship and monarchy.

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R. Hazlewood

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R. HazlewoodSenior Executive, MBA, Louisville
Senior Executive, MBA, Louisville

Answered on Jul 29, 2019

Some people believe that monarchy and dictatorship governments are the same, but they are quite different. A dictatorship has a negative connotation because the dictator usually rules with an iron fist and controls all of the power against their citizens. A monarchy has a more positive connotation because it has a king and queen.

Today, governments that have a form of monarchies usually have kings and queens that do not participate in government issues as much. There is another group of people who do that. The dictator often makes all the rules and laws for that country. That is one big difference. Fewer countries have had dictatorships for their government, and more countries have had monarchies, especially in the past in our history.

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