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This title examines dictatorships in world history from early Rome to more modern dictatorships in France, Russia, Germany, Italy, Japan, China, North Korea, Cuba, Swaziland, and Serbia. How dictatorships work, the political systems in which they thrive, and the methods dictators use to gain and maintain control are discussed. Also covered are methods to depose dictators, and life for citizens both during and after dictatorship. Important dictators are covered, including both those of ancient civilizations such as Lucius Cornelius Sulla, and Julius Caesar, as well as more modern dictators such as Napoleon Bonaparte, Joseph Stalin, Adolf Hitler, Benito Mussolini, Fulgencio Batista, Hideki Tojo, and Mao Zedong, Kim Jung-il, Muammar al-Qaddafi, Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, Saddam Hussein, King Mswati III, Haile Selassie, Pol Pot, and Omar al-Bashir. Critics of dictatorships such as Alexander Solzhenitsyn are also introduced. Exploring World Governments is a series in Essential Library, an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.

Interest Level Grade 9 - Grade 12
Reading Level Grade 10
BISACS JNF043000, JNF030000
Genre Nonfiction
Subject Social Studies
Copyright 2011
Division Abdo Publishing
Imprint Essential Library
Language English
Number of Pages 160
Season 2011-01-01
Item No 1791-3
ISBN 9781617147913
Title Format Reinforced Hardcover
Dewey 321.9
Graphics Full-color photographs
Dimensions 6 x 9
Accelerated Reader® Quiz NOT AR

Author: Hal Marcovitz