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 6 - Grade 12|
|BISACS||JNF043000, JNF030000, JNF025000|
|Subject||History, Social Studies|
|Number of Pages||160|
|Title Format||Reinforced Library Bound Hardcovers, Anywhere eBooks|
|Dimensions||6 x 9|
|Accelerated Reader® Quiz||NOT AR|
|Online Resources||FREE! Booklinks Nonfiction Network|
Exploring World Governments – Library Media Connection
This informative series explains the need for government and introduces exemplars of various forms. The writing is clear and attractive layouts use pictures and sidebars. Recommended.
Exploring World Governments – School Library Journal
As a collection, these books cover their topics in depth, including historical global background on each type of government. They have balanced viewpoints that reference specific periods and current figures. . . . The volumes are informative and succinct, without overloading readers with extraneous facts. The authors consistently discuss how any given type of government impacts that country’s relationships with its neighbors and the world and investigate how it impacts the lives of its citizens, in both positive and negative ways. The material is up-to-the-minute and conveys the overall sense that governments are always in flux.