That, plus the fact that he was basically hand-picked as his father's successor, certainly sounds like a dictator to me.
Sulla and Napoleon are indeed dictators but more in the old Roman way: all powers to one person so he can end the internal troubles of a country. No genocide, no mass-killing of own citizens, or at least not more than any French king at least...
At the same time, I'll acknowledge that he made many positive reforms, such as Napoleonic Code, and that he did bring stability to France for a while. I'd still call him an "enlightened despot," but even if he was a good ruler I don't think that made him a good person.
Great quiz though!
So anyone saying getting 11 is bad for a 12 yo, has got some issues. (inferiority or superiority.. always hard to tell..)
even it it was bad, no need to rub it in someone's face.
Also is there any reason why Stalin was omitted from this quiz?
Rome was a country, arguably.
2. Yugoslavia - Serbia
3. Zaire - DRC
4. Rome - Italy
This list does not make any sense, if you just take the fact that power was in the hands of a unique person you could put in there any king in history like Henry VIII or king Richard and I'm quite sure you wouldn't describe them as dictators though.
For instance, were Queen Victoria or Louis XVI dictators ? It quite matches your definition and thus could be put in this quiz but I'm not sure everybody would call them that way.
Moreover, you're giving a definition of a dictator "today", pointing out that mixing areas by using a single term for all these people is a nonsense.
A lot of them lead their countries into wars which brought destruction and despair over their citizen.
Would you describe all of them as dictators?
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