Unit 3: Government and Unrest. A Study in the Role of the Citizen Case Study: Ancient Greece. Essential Questions: How does the geography of a place impact the development of civilizations? Who holds the power? How does this group or person in power keep or lose power?
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A Study in the Role of the CitizenCase Study: Ancient Greece
A government by a ruler with total power over a country; thought of now as cruel and oppressive government or rule.
Tyranny comes from in Greek “tyrannus” meaning “illegitimate ruler”
A government by a ruler with total power over a country, typically one who has obtained power by the people or through force.
Dictator comes from “one who dictates” or “gives orders”
Germany – Adolf Hitler (1889-1945)
Russia – Joseph Stalin (1878-1953)
Cuba – Fulgencio Batista (1901-1973)
North Korea – Kim Jong Il (1941-2011)
Libya – Muammar al-Gaddafi (1942-2011)
1) foreign relations (negotiate so as to not go to war with Athens)
2) food shortage (negotiate so your people don’t starve)
3) Invent or achieve something great (so you and your people will be remembered)
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