Syria’s dictator has been ironically named person of the year due to war: Syria violence spirals while Assad wins Person of the Year award in modern comedy
Dictatorships articles on Democracy Chronicles
Here you will find our latest news on dictatorships around the world. These articles attempt to shine a light on the ridiculous, bizarre, and inhumane ramifications that result from organizing human societies without consent of the humans. The worst abuses of dictatorships will be covered here as well as their most outrageous behavior. Also see our section on the Political Dissidents who struggle against dictatorships across the world.
“From the errors of other nations, let us learn wisdom.”
Gulf dictatorships are led by oil giant Saudi Arabia against religious rivals in fear of Iran dictatorship
Violence and persistent divisiveness in Arab Spring democracies threaten to scuttle transition. Democracy must come from negotiation and compromise
Dictatorship continues to harass Russian opposition amid clampdown on dissent and public criticism
Egypt’s economy is very weak after decades of crony capitalism of Mubarak – If Egypt is to emerge democratic, its economy must be fixed
China’s massive secret jail system is extensive and notoriously brutal for prisoners
Political reform necessary as secretive highest levels of China dictatorship in power struggle
Assad may fall at anytime but his violence has escalated popular protests to civil war
Technology is the foundation of democracy and a key factor the end of dictatorships. As the pace of technological change has quickened, inherently inflexible dictatorships have found it increasingly impossible to keep pace with the constant state of reform and self-criticism necessary for a functioning government.
Democracy protests have continued in Russian citizen activism awakening despite immense crackdown