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  Guess the Dictator/Sit-Com Character
Pretend to be the bumbling sidekick or the heartless autocrat and our state-of-last-century's-art algorithm will guess who you are.
This version of Guess the Dictator uses all kinds of "fancy" Web 2.0 technology, which will probably cause lots of things to break.
If you have a problem with the game, please email webmaster -at- smalltime.com and let me know the problem as well as what browser and operating system you are using.
www.smalltime.com /dictator.html   (375 words)

A consul or (in emergency situations) praetor could appoint a dictator; this proposal could not be vetoed.
It was impossible to appeal against the measures of the dictator.
Every year, the Romans appointed a dictator whose only task it was to fix a nail to the wall of the temple of Jupiter (the meaning of this ritual is unclear).
www.livius.org /di-dn/dictator/dictator.html   (352 words)

  The Great Dictator (1940)   (Site not responding. Last check: )
In Chaplin's satire on Nazi Germany, dictator Adenoid Hynkel has a double...
The way Chaplin portrays Hitler and his speeches in German are terrific, they make you laugh at Hynkel and therefore at Hitler.
The Chaplin bits are there when Hynkel has the whole world literally in his hands (painted on a balloon) until it collapses in his face or when he, as the Jewish barber, is hit on the head and does a little dance for us.
www.imdb.com /title/tt0032553   (659 words)

  Dictator - LoveToKnow 1911   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The dictator appointed to meet the dangers of war, sedition or crime was technically described as " the administrative dictator (rei gerundae causa).
The dictator was nominated by one of the consuls.
To emphasize the superiority of this imperium over that of the consuls, the dictator might be preceded by twenty-four lictors, not by the usual twelve; and, at least in the earlier period of the office, these lictors bore the axes, the symbols of life and death, within the city walls.
www.1911encyclopedia.org /Dictator   (723 words)

  Dictator - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
However unlike the original Roman dictators (who were a constitutional institution), modern dictators rarely give themselves the title "dictator"; it is generally used by their opponents as a pejorative term for totalitarian rule, just like despot and tyrant (also unlike their counterparts in Antiquity).
The association between the dictator and the military, on whose support he generally depends, whether he seized power as a soldier or as a civilian, is a very common one; many dictators take great pains to emphasize their connections with the military and often wear military uniforms.
The benevolent dictator is a more modern version of the classical "enlightened despot," being an absolute ruler who exercises his or her political power for the benefit of the people rather than exclusively for his or her own benefit.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Dictator   (1960 words)

 Roman dictator - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The dictator was the highest magistrate in degree of precedence (Praetor Maximus) and was attended by 24 lictors.
When a dictator was considered necessary, the Senate passed a senatus consultum that one of the consuls should nominate a dictator; and without a previous decree of the senate the consuls had not the power of naming a dictator.
There was no appeal from the sentence of the dictator (unless the dictator changed his mind), and accordingly the lictors bore the axes in the fasces before them even in the city, as a symbol of their absolute power over the lives of the citizens.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Roman_dictator   (2258 words)

 Dictator   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The term dictator in the modern sense is a connotatively negative word used to describe a totalitarian or authoritarian or merely autocratic ruler of a country and the of a dictatorship.
Other dictators create a family dictatorship in which one of their family (usually a son) assumes leadership of the upon the reigning dictator's death.
The "benevolent dictator" is a more modern of the classical "enlightened despot" being an ruler who exercises his or her political for the benefit of the people rather exclusively for his or her own benefit.
www.freeglossary.com /Dictator   (1743 words)

 Dictator - MSN Encarta
The first such appointment, according to Roman historians, was made in 501 bc; the last responsible dictator was appointed during the Second Punic War, in 216 bc.
The dictator held office usually for six months, and served as chief magistrate of the state, with limited power over life and death.
Dictators have also come to prominence in Latin America, among them Juan Perón in Argentina, Fulgencio Batista in Cuba, Rafael Trujillo in the Dominican Republic, Porfirio Díaz in Mexico, and Manuel Antonio Noriega in Panama.
encarta.msn.com /encnet/refpages/RefArticle.aspx?refid=761554711   (288 words)

 Highbeam Encyclopedia - Search Results for dictator
Nominated in times of crisis by a consul, recommended by the Senate, and confirmed by the Comitia Curiata, the dictator's term was six months or the duration of the crisis, and he had authority over all other magistrates.
Incorruptible and of superior cultural attainments for his epoch, he took part in the bloodless revolution against Spain (1811), was first consul, declared himself dictator in 1814, and ruled until his...
Don't cry for Pinochet: rescuing the general.(former Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet's arrest in London, England)
www.encyclopedia.com /searchpool.asp?target=dictator   (820 words)

 Dictator   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Dictator, a single-turreted ironclad monitor, was launched 26 December 1863 by Delamater Iron Works, New York, N.Y., under contract with John Ericsson; and commissioned 11 November 1864, Commander J. Rodgers in command.
Recommissioned 20 July 1869 Dictator served with the North Atlantic Fleet until 28 June 1871 when she was again placed out of commission.
Dictator was decommissioned at League Island 1 June 1877 and remained there until sold 27 September 1883.
www.history.navy.mil /danfs/d4/dictator.htm   (143 words)

 Drinking Games at Bar-None
As the name implies, dictator is another "abuse of power game," such as "Asshole." Standard supplies: people, beer, and a deck of cards.
The dictator then announces some card-based condition(s) and deals out as many cards as he likes (try to keep it less than 5 per player).
This is the reason and rationale of being dictator, to change the rules as you please and keep the game interesting.
www.barnonedrinks.com /games/card/dictator.html   (204 words)

 USN Ships--USS Dictator (1864-1883)
Dictator was recommissioned in July 1869 for service with the North Atlantic Fleet, but was again laid up in June 1871.
Her final period of commissioned service service lasted from January 1874 until June 1877 and was also spent in the Atlantic coast area.
Dictator's iron hull plating, balanced rudder and four-bladed propeller are clearly seen.
www.history.navy.mil /photos/sh-usn/usnsh-d/dictator.htm   (724 words)

 Urban Dictionary: dictator
dictator fascist evil hitler iraq nazi asshole bush idiot tyrant iran president ruler america anti-christ north korea azad kashmir bangladesh bitch boss burma corrupt george bush george w.
The dictator was too huge for the little pussytator.
Alexandre Lukashenko is a dictator because people in Belarus aren't starving and illiterate in the name of the corporate defined "free" market, while Islam Karimov in Uzbekistan, who boils political opponents alive and imprisons their mothers, is a man of democracy.
www.urbandictionary.com /define.php?term=dictator   (289 words)

 About our 'dictator' - The Boston Globe
IN MANY QUARTERS it has long been taken for granted that George W. Bush is an aspiring dictator, ravenous for power and all too willing to shred the constitutional checks and balances that restrain presidential authority.
Rumsfeld last week, Bush's reaction was easy to foretell: He would show the ruling all the respect of a monster truck rolling over a VW Beetle.
Worcester was an 1832 case in which the Supreme Court held that the state of Georgia could not impose its laws on the Cherokee nation living within its borders.
www.boston.com /news/globe/editorial_opinion/oped/articles/2006/07/05/about_our_dictator   (816 words)

 The DVD Journal | Reviews : The Great Dictator: The Chaplin Collection
Strangelove a generation later, a respected director stared down the gun barrels of a real-world danger, in this case Adolf Hitler and the Nazi war machine that was on the move, and laughed.
The Great Dictator is essentially a tragic picture — or tragi-comic in the classic sense — and it has strongly bitter overtones." And in a bow to technological inevitability, this was Chaplin's first full-on sound film with dialogue.
The Great Dictator fed ammo to the growing conservative faction in America who already had it in for Chaplin because of both his personal life and the politics they ascribed to him.
www.dvdjournal.com /reviews/g/greatdictator.shtml   (3949 words)

 :: rogerebert.com :: Reviews :: The Great Dictator (xhtml)
Charlie Chaplin's "The Great Dictator" (1940) came some 12 years after the introduction of sound, but it was Chaplin's first all-talking picture, and the first in which we heard the Little Tramp speak.
Chaplin conceived and filmed "The Great Dictator" during a period when an accommodation with Hitler was still thought possible in some quarters; indeed, he must have been filming when Neville Chamberlain went to Munich.
"The Great Dictator" is the third of seven Chaplin films being revived at the Carnegie as part of a salute to Chaplin that will include his accepting a special Academy Award on April 10.
rogerebert.suntimes.com /apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/19720329/REVIEWS/203290301/1023   (574 words)

 DocShuttle Dictator
The DocShuttle Dictator module is designed for use by a single dictating physician.
File management using DocShuttle Dictator is easy because the status of all files is shown in the program window.
When all files in the upper pane of the DocShuttle Dictator window are marked with a red icon, this indicates that all files have been completed by the transcriptionists.
www.bytescribe.com /docshuttle/help55/dictator.htm   (924 words)

However, Dictator soon discovered a more fitting style of decadence to further express his disgust, hate and grief; thus undergoing a transformation into a far more menacing and ghastly being.
Subsequently, The Pain Sessions was re-released by Dictator on special edition tape and limited to only eight hand-numbered copies complete with brand new artwork and individually wrapped in barbed wire.
Currently, Dictator is already preparing his next release, a full-length one-hour long masterpiece; a grim magnum opus continuing where The Pain Sessions left off but taking Dictator's unique style of Suicidal Black Funereal Doom Metal to a whole new level of depravity, darkness and depression altogether...
www.myspace.com /thetruedictator   (605 words)

Dictator was the title of a magistrate in ancient Rome appointed by the Senate to rule the state in times of emergency.
In modern usage, it refers to an absolutist or autocratic ruler who assumes sole power over the state (though the term is normally not applied to an absolute monarch; see also Oliver Cromwell).
Roman dictators were usually appointed by a consul and were invested with sweeping authority over the citizens, but they were originally limited to a term – commonly of six months or the duration of a military conflict – and lacked power over the public finances.
www.buzznet.com /tags/dictator   (284 words)

 Judge's observation that Saddam 'not a dictator' sparks call for him to resign - USATODAY.com   (Site not responding. Last check: )
BAGHDAD (AP) — The chief judge in Saddam Hussein's genocide trial told the ex-president Thursday that "you were not a dictator," sparking Kurdish demands he be replaced.
The judge replied: "You are not a dictator.
"The word 'dictator' was a slip of the tongue by the judge," court spokesman Raid Juhi said.
www.usatoday.com /news/world/iraq/2006-09-14-saddam-trial_x.htm   (998 words)

 dictator. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
Dictators were held to strict account for their conduct in office.
Modern dictators have usually come to power in times of emergency.
Frequently they have seized power by coup, but some, most notably Benito Mussolini in Italy and Adolf Hitler in Germany, achieved office by legal means and once in power overthrew constitutional restraints.
www.bartleby.com /65/di/dictator.html   (257 words)

What is known is that Ninja Dictator was born in a small midwestern town of Darwin, home of one of the biggest balls of twine ever constructed.
At the age of five, Ninja Dictator left his home for the orient, where he sought out training from one of the world's most deadly practitioners of death, Madame Doom.
When Ninja Dictator was later asked why he his forces had not invaded Norway on Black Sunday he responded by slitting the throat of the journalist before him and burning down his house.
webpages.charter.net /sheridan01/ND   (1247 words)

 Dictator Biographies
Stroessner still looked as if he'd be dictator for life, but in 1988 one of his closest generals, Andres Rodriguez, a known drug dealer, took over after a coup.
Somoza’s car was hit by a rocket fired from a launcher in a nearby building, as the families chauffeur of 35 years drove him through the streets of the capital Asuncion; their bodies tangled in the wrecked car, the motor of which was still running.
The dictator sent patrol boats against it and two were blown up, along with a shoreline missile site.
www.strategyplanet.com /tropico/dictators2.shtml   (3939 words)

 DVD review of Great Dictator, The - DVD Town
His first role is that of the dictator of Tomania, Adenoid Hynkel, a peevish, foolish, and quite mad character whose emblem for his country is not the twisted cross but the double cross.
He later revealed that he would never have made "The Great Dictator" or depicted Hitler as such a simpleminded blockhead if he had known the full horror of Hitler's crimes and that the Holocaust would eventually claim the lives of millions of innocent people.
"The Great Dictator" was one of the few motion pictures of the day to stand up and be counted against the forces of tyranny and injustice, for which it must always be commended.
www.dvdtown.com /review/Great_Dictator_The/10922/1621   (1657 words)

 Alex Jones Presents Infowars.com to Fight the New World Order -- Because There's a War on for Your Mind
American Dictators is a 90+ minute expose chronicling the degeneration of America's political process.
American Dictators is a must-see for anyone who wants to know the truth concerning how the global elite has hijacked both parties and is giving the American people a false choice.
By exposing this rigged game where the global mob owns all the horses, American Dictators is able to unlock minds so then freedom loving individuals can decipher the mainstream media propaganda for what it is: a Military-Industrial complex operation.
www.infowars.com /dictators.htm   (513 words)

 Dictator - Uncyclopedia
A Dictator is the benevolent, loving, father of this country, or the repressive war-mongering tyrant of the country over that line there.
His closest advisors are (the most brilliant minds our nation has to offer/a bunch of syphillitic thugs) whose only interest is (the people/the eradication of good from the Earth).
Recently, the dictator has instituted a five-year plan to (deal with the issues of overpopulation/remove those opposing his evil rule) which is sure to be a (success/sign of his pact with Satan.)
uncyclopedia.org /wiki/Dictator   (147 words)

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