Family dictatorship

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A family dictatorship is a form of dictatorship that operates much like an absolute monarchy, yet occurs in a nominally republican state and is not part of its laws.

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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Successful transitions of power

Successful but short-lived successions of power

Unsuccessful transitions of power

Recent transitions of power

Prospective family dictatorships

See also: List of Political Families

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