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.
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2 Unsuccessful transitions of power
3 Current family dictatorships
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Successful transitions of power
Unsuccessful transitions of power
Current family dictatorships
List of Political Families