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For a tyrant he's pretty chill.

[–] RUSNOOB1 4 pts (+4|-0) (edited )

Dictator doesnt mean tyrant. Actually in emergency ancient Rome (who established the position of Dictator) gave a single person, usually general, the total and unquestionable control over everything lasting for 6 months. After that he was returning back to his village and country was cleaned. Now focus pls: Roman Empire lasted for 1500 years. They knew their shit better than anyone. And you would be surprised, how little, if anything, changed in human nature or the nature of the state since then. For instance end of the cold war looks like end of the second macedonian war. Nobody can challenge the sole hegemony of the empire now. Lack of external grand enemy (Magna Grecia for them, USSR for USA) makes military obsolete and frustrated, 100 years later the progress basically disappear and decadence ruled the pleb and the elites alike. Sounds familiar? :) Then lets go: 700 years later Grecia is still defeated and in debt (todays Greece) while the empire rotten from within out, destroyed by hordes of barbarians. History is fascinating. And, how they said: "Historia magistra vitae est" - worth remembering (google for translation :) It's important, because since our dicks, legs and lungs works the same like at that time - so do our brains and social dynamics.

Actually in emergency ancient Rome (who established the position of Dictator) gave a single person, usually general, the total and unquestionable control over everything lasting for 6 months.

And when Caesar declared himself dictator, in perpetuity, he was legally (sort of) killed. Just mentioning this as a side note. People are not happy about long term dictatorships, and it's probably why Putin gets so much negative attention.

And when Caesar declared himself dictator, in perpetuity, he was legally (sort of) killed. Just mentioning this as a side note. People are not happy about long term dictatorships, and it's probably why Putin gets so much negative attention.

Bad example, Caesar was universally loved by the common people, it was the corrupt elite (the senate) who killed him because he was curtailing their power, and after his death all the senators that assassinated him all denied taking part and had to do a lot of public posthumous asskissing towards Caesar to avoid being butchered in the streets by angry mobs.

People LOVE dictatorships when their needs are met, they only turn against them if A. they start starving B. they are mislead and agitated by a foreign hostile force who wants to destabilize their country.