Dictatorship

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A dictatorship is a form of government system. Which is based on authoritarianism.

In economic terms, this system assumes that decision-making corresponds to the power exercised by that command (a military or political elite). Both at the level of production and pricing.

The existence of systems governed by a dictatorship means that the economic agents in that area do not have market power, nor do they have ownership of the productive systems.

History shows how these types of political systems emerge after periods of economic crisis or recessions. Almost always, in response to the instability in which a country finds itself. On many occasions, hand in hand with the rise of a certain ideology or way of thinking.

The normal thing is that the power or the public management falls on a main mandatory figure, a dictator. Systems governed by dictatorships (whether of totalitarian ideologies of the right or of the left) are characterized by not having opposition systems or forces that influence economic and political activities. In this sense, it is common for the power to take legislative measures that prevent the proliferation of any type of association. Among them, those of a particular activity or economic sector.

The prevailing methodology in this type of system is the control of the population, institutions and resources of a country. To do this, using force or non-democratically established legislation. This causes a new system of revolt to power and its ideas in which a large number of individual freedoms are suppressed.

The dictatorship of the proletariat

In history and economic thought there is also the concept of the dictatorship of the proletariat. A theory that emerged within Marxism, which establishes a form of government opposed to capitalism and which places socialism as the basis of control of an economic system. In this way, the proletariat (the salaried industrial workers according to the doctrine) controls each level of state power, advocating for social equality (taking power from the figure of the bourgeois businessman) and laying the foundations for the creation of a communist system.

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