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Family dictatorship

A family dictatorship is a form of dictatorship that operates much like an absolute monarchy, yet occurs in a nominally republican state.

When the dictator of a family dictatorship dies, one of his relatives (usually his son) becomes the new ruler of the country. This transition often occurs after years of "grooming" the dictator's successor as heir apparent.

Table of contents
1 Successful transitions of power
2 Unsuccessful transitions of power
3 Current family dictatorships
4 External link

Successful transitions of power

Unsuccessful transitions of power

Current family dictatorships

See also: List of Political Families

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