Something that makes Soctopia different than an oligarchy is the fact that, in an oligarchy, it is a group of people that rules over because of their so called “elite” features. This is very different from a dictatorship, because in a dictatorship, as I have said already, there is only one person. An oligarchy is a matter of putting one group of people above another. In Mr. Gasner’s oligarchy, The group of people are the “special elite coach rulers”, who have each other to support and contradict their decisions. In Soctopia, and all other dictatorships, there are no rules, constitutions, or supporters of the dictator. These two governments, overall, are completely different, despite the closely related theme of the country. Another large part of the difference is the apparent smoothness of the government in Soccer Central, compared to the chaos of Soctopia. The only apparent organised defense system in Soctopia are Hope’s guards. The desire to be in the country really depends on the government, and even though I would not want to be considered lower than another class of people, I would rather have more confidence in my leader. My next comparison is from a Representative Democracy. This was Peyton’s paper, where she talked about the representative democracy in Canterlot. Canterlot is very different from Soctopia because, in Canterlot, a new pony is elected every four years, or is impeached if they are not meeting the expectations of the citizens. This is very different from Soctopia because, in a dictatorship, someone comes into power by terrorizing, and does not stop ruling the country until they die, or they step down from ruling. Anyone can be the dictator in a dictatorship, just like anyone can run for president. It is still different, because in a democracy you must run for president and you have to trust the citizens to vote for you and the other branches are equally as powerful as you. In a dictatorship, you can simply take over the country through power, and you have all ultimate control. Since It is currently unoptional to try to find a partner to compare, I am now going to compare my country of Soctopia to a modern-day Absolute Monarchy. In an Absolute Monarchy, the citizens are ruled over by a King and a Queen. Most Absolute Monarchies now, like the UK for example,now have a parliament. A parliament is similar to a representative democracy, but there is still a royalty that oversees the government. This is different than a dictatorship, because even though there may be one distinct leader, a king or queen may have the church to reinforce their decisions. In a dictatorship, the dictator usually settles all matters on their own, and have the power to.
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