Why Mordor is a Dictatorship: Let Us Count the Reasons

In political science, democracy and dictatorship are presented as polar opposites, while oligarchy is somewhere in between. The problem with not being able to see Mordor as a dictatorship stems from two stereotypes. The first is that a dictatorship is of one person as opposed to a cabal of dictators. The second is that dictatorships are political as opposed to economic. When we think of a dictatorship as a cabal and economic rule, the picture changes. When we consider that for the last 70 years between 45-50% of the people don’t vote and the growing size of the prison population, we have every reason to say we live in a dictatorship.

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