• Lee Kuan Yew: The Benevolent Dictator

    This man brought about efficiency into his country when he helped Singapore become an independent country. With one of the best police forces and lowest crime rates in the world, he certainly has made the efficiency of his country until he stepped down in 1990. Singapore remains one of the lowest crime rate countries in the world.

  • Efficient, but brutal.

    Hitler was able to turn the economy around in Germany extremely fast. Most economists are still not convinced our economy is any better than it was in 2008 more that we have temporary relief. Dictatorships present order to chaos and unify a country much more than a democracy. The downside is no freedom, privacy, or prisoner rights.

  • The question is most efficient, not best.

    When only one person makes the decision, that is the epitome of efficient government. In fact, I believe the best form of government (theoretically of course) is a benevolent dictatorship. Unfortunately, it takes a very special individual to be able to resist the temptations of power so, like communism, I don't believe it's possible. That is why a democratic republic, with checks and balances, while the most inefficient, represents the best hope to maintain individual rights and freedoms.

  • Im not a communist

    But the question is if dictatorships are EFFICIENT, not ethical, or the right thing to do. I don't believe in dictatorships, because it seems as if the person in power gets too greedy after some time. Hitler was the perfect example. What he did was a terrible terrible thing. That being said,the fact is that he was one of the most efficient (also deceiving) leaders the world has ever seen. He almost took control of the entire world, while maintaining love and resect from almost his entire country. Once again, I do not idolize Adolf Hitler, I even had family members that died in the holocaust, but although dictators usually turn out to have ulterior motives, they are very efficient an useful ways to get ting donein a contry

  • No, not always!

    First of all we have dictatorships like Adolf Hitler who was a terrible man and turned even peaceful people in the world into radical haters, just through his speeches. He based all his hatred on one group of more are less innocent people for no apparent reason. And he destroyed Germany's reputation for a very long time. 70 years later and most still view us as Nazi's all thanks to him. Without a doubt the worst dictator in History. Dictators like him can ruin peoples and countries situations or even lives and not only that but don't you think a democratic government is better in terms of efficiency whereas 4 or more minds can be put together rather than just one?

  • No, they are not

    Dictatorships can start out efficient, but as they progress, there is more and more opposition, and the leaders start to use violence and get international pressure, so at the end, the dictatorship is usually overthrown of ends in a war, like Syria now. Also, dictatorships are not efficient because less people have a say in the government and the country does not progress and develop with the international community and the people are usually left poor.

  • No, of course not!

    There are many such examples in which dictatorships have been slow and horribly inefficient. Take North Korea, for one. Not only had it been piggybacking the Soviet Union through it's earlier years, allowing little to no growth, it also took several leaps backwards during the Kim Regime. For example, the then dictator Kim Il-Sung went and decided to go and spend almost half of the budget the soviet's set for them to attractions and sites to get the world to marvel and draw away attention from the 1988 Seoul Olympics. However, in the end, almost all of the buildings would end up unfinished, instantly wasting millions of dollars. If you compare North Korea to when it first formed to now, you will see that the increase is extremely minimal compared to most other countries. Now it is true that there have been several extremely efficient dictatorships, such as Stalin's Soviet Union and Hitler's Fascism and Nazism built empire, but the question is if all dictatorships are; in which it does come closer than many other ideologies, but still reaches very far. (More examples include Mao Zedong's China, Augustus' Rome, Mustafa's Turkey, and arguably Mussolini's Italy.)

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