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The Peacetime Peace Dictionary


A Tyrant is an individual who is given (or who has taken for themselves by force) a power over the lives of others. A tyranny usually requires a police state or military state.

Such all embracing power is inevitably misused or abused. A tyrant can bring upon themselves and their country great suffering and misery.
(The examples of Napoleon Bonaparte and France: Adolf Hitler and Germany).

Anti-tyranny policies tend to involve - Human Rights; Written Democratic Constitutions and The Rule of Law, based on custom.

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