A government is a political unit or body of government ruled by a constitution that limits the powers it can exercise. The supreme power is represented by the president of the country and is commonly known as the president. The members of the legislature are also known as the members of the House of Representatives and the Senate. Presidents may also appoint cabinet members to various positions. When a country has a divided power structure, there are certain practices that take place to prevent any major constitutional crises.
A country with a government may have a centralized system of taxation and spend the money for the benefits of the citizens, known as income tax. However, some countries with government may choose to have decentralized taxation systems in order to avoid oppressing certain sectors of society, such as the poor, the indigenous, or women. Additionally, a country’s government may have free-market systems in which taxes are based on wealth instead of on gender, merit, or ethnicity. Some political parties in many countries have pushed for some type of proportional representation, which some citizens consider to be a representative system, in which every party has some amount of influence over who represents them on the political stage.
Often times, when a country is at war, its government may seek to form a national army to fight the war as well as protect its territory. In these cases, the government would then assume control of the schools, the colleges, and the universities as it would be in their best interest to do so. However, in many countries with democracy, such as the United States, the government will not assume control of the institutions of higher learning because they believe it is an essential part of our system of free speech and free press.
Unlike a plutocratic or aristocratic group, which controls all of the assets of a nation through violence or fraud, a democracy has an equal opportunity to participate in the market place, although this scenario rarely occurs. Instead, a democracy works through a careful balance of capitalism and free-market capitalism, with checks and balances to prevent an elected official from rigging the process or stealing money through illegal means. This scenario of democracy is rare in the real-world. A democracy will usually work better when there are some large scale protests against a corrupt government, rather than a small organized rebellion by a bunch of folks with laptops.
Now that we have defined both of these scenarios, let us compare them to the possibility of a military dictatorship. The definition of a military dictatorship refers to a situation where a military leader, with the support of his/her military soldiers, rules the country. While such a scenario is not likely to occur in the United States, it does happen in many other countries around the world. For instance, Egypt has been ruled by a military dictatorship for thirty years. The military recently seized the elected government of that country and is currently carrying out a violent and bloody reign of terror in the country.
As you can see, in a true democracy, a military dictatorship is not likely to happen. But what about in a military dictatorship? If there are no political opposition and single ruler rule, then anyone can call themselves a “dictator” because they have the ability to abuse their power over people. A military dictatorship can start doing things like increasing taxes and using force to get their way through any political opposition. That is why it is important not to use the word “corporation” when comparing the real-world to the virtual world.