Is Oman an autocracy?
Yes, in essence it is an autocracy. If Qaboos wants something to happen, it will happen.
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Oman is located in the Middle East and borders Saudi Arabia, Yemen, United Arab Emirates and the Arabian Sea. It's on the Eastern border of Saudi Arabia, South-East of the …Persian gulf borders Saudi Arabia, Yemen, and UAE. To the east is the gulf of Oman Oman is an Asian country located in the Middle East and borders Saudi Arabia, Yemen, UAE and the Arabian Sea. Oman is on the Arabian Peninsula, south east of Saudi Arabia. The country Oman is in Southwest Asia near Yemen, United Arab Emirates, and Saudi Arabia. (MORE)
An autocracy is a form of government in which the political power is held by a single self-appointed ruler. The term autocrat is derived from the Greek word autokratÅr… (lit. "self-ruler", or "he who rules by one's self"). Compare with oligarchy (literally means rule by the few) and democracy (rule by the majority). (MORE)
Autocracy Any system of government in which the power and authority to rule are in the hands of a single individual is an autocracy. This is one of the most common and oldes…t forms of government. Historically, most autocrats have maintained their positions of authority by inheritance. (MORE)
The people have less choice and the fate of the country and people is left with the wisdom of one person.
Rapid decision-making capability, and little opposition. Also, a great deal can be accomplished in a fairly short period of time. A beneficent dictator can get more done, more… quickly, for his subjects. However, it is never possible to ascertain if a beneficent dictator will be followed by a despotic one. Hence, democracy has seemed to be a safer alternative. Then you also have more revolutionary movements which are created when Autocracies are installed such as: Advancements in medical science, military science, depending on the Autocrat in culture too. The strengths in autocracys lay in looking after thr wel being of a small center of indivduals. No Autocracy or dictatorship has ever been able to control a country it economy or the well being and happiness of the country people. the only real strength that lays in an autocracy is that it is able to take care of the autocrats at the expense of those that are not. A man or group of men that have to look after their own Authoritative position first and then be able to make decisions on matters they know nothing of is bound to fail, as is shown again and again throughout history. The shining examples of a forward movement in the arts, philosophy, science etc happened when autocrats and dictators were not involved. (MORE)