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Poverty, Wealth
Dictatorship, Democracy:
Resource Scarcity and the Origins of Dictatorship
by Jack Barkstrom

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What the critics are saying...

The impact of resources on seven governments.

Two democracies: Athens and the United States

Five dictatorships: Sparta, Rome, Revolutionary France, the Soviet Union, and Nazi Germany

A core idea -
Resource availability determines whether governments become democracies or dictatorships.
A political theory:
Democracies and dictatorships are determined by the amount of resources countries possess.
An economic theory:
Communist and capitalist systems, like their political counterparts, are determined by resource availability.