Aristotle's Tyranny System

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According to the Oxford Dictionary, tyranny is defined as a “cruel and oppressive government or rule.” One of Aristotle’s biggest fears in regards to government was tyrannical rule. Tyranny rule is when a person or group in charge puts their own opinions or beliefs before the mass’. It is very evident from history that tyrannical governments ended badly. Some countries went as far as making it nearly impossible for a tyrant to take control. Aristotle believed that if this tyrannical type of government took over a state, it would be the beginning of the end. This type of rule could and will eventually lead to the end of any society because the people and well-being of the state are getting put second to the tyrant’s. Aristotle was a philosopher …show more content…
“This tyranny is just that arbitrary power of an individual which is responsible to no one, and governs all alike, whether equals or better, with a view to its own advantage, not to that of its subjects, and therefore against their will.” In the first part of this quote Aristotle talks about what a tyranny looks like. In simpler terms a tyranny is when someone takes absolute control of a government. They are responsible for no one and no one has input on their rein. This ruler can essentially do whatever he or she wants. The second half of the quote focuses on how a tyrant would rule. Whatever a ruler wants or believes is what happens in that society. The citizens have no say with how the government will run. It is completely up to the tyrant and the citizens will have to follow it whether they like it or …show more content…
Once in power Hitler quickly ousted any government officials that were against his ideas. Hitler won power through a democratic election. But he threw out the democratic election and German constitution to avoid any threat to power. Nazi’s had control over all media outlets, any social gathering art and music. Any view that was contradicting to Adolf Hitler was quickly removed and the person with the opposing view was either killed or sent to a concentration camp so that these views would not spread. Hitler’s abandoned all prior commitments including the Treaty of Versailles and sat out his own

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