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This article is about Considerate dictatorship, if you were looking for Benevolent dictatorship please see Benevolent dictatorship.
Considerate dictatorship is an ideology of using unlimited power to actively help the people and create high living standards in the whole country.
The basics of Considerate dictatorship were founded by Ivan Alexandreyevich Sabakov as a replacement for the classical dictatorship in the Russian republic.
After it has been fully established by the end of the war, other nations became interested in adopting the system. Nowadays there are 6 countries with considerate dictatorship in it's original form or with slight changes like having a parliament or having the leaders descend from a ruling dynasty as opposed to being elected.
The ideology of Considerate dictatorship in Eastern Tatarstan is realized in it's original form by the current leader Nurlan Tšnirbergen.
The symbol of Considerate dictatorship is a 4-pointed star.
Basics and why it doesn't work in the real world
The basics of Considerate dictatorship are pretty much explained by its own name. The ultimate power is concentrated in the hands of one man or a group of people. Considerate dictatorship uses the term "leader" instead of "dictator" to distinguish themselves from the classical dictatorship. The leader considers the needs of his people and uses his nearly unlimited power to establish the highest living standards possible.
A society that can be ruled by Considerate dictatorship can be compared to a pack of wolves where every wolf knows exactly the same best way to do things in order to survive. No wolf comes with a new, radical, better way how to live their lives or how to lead the pack, as everybody already knows the best way. Then they just need a leader, because without him the pack kind off doesn't work and can be easily defeated by another pack. A nation has to be similarly uniform in order to be successful under a considerate dictatorship. It can have it's own land, traditions, it can be hateful to other nations but citizens themselves can't be divided into groups that are hateful towards each other. And then of course comes the need for a leader.
In real world this can't obviously work as everybody thinks that he/she knows the best way how to rule, and that way is of course different than other people's ways. After a leader gets the power, things usually start to go down the hill and either new leader, who will fix (or add more problems to) the problems created by the old leader, is needed; or more leaders (preferably a whole parliament) are needed so that they can control and prevent each other from making more mistakes.
How to become a leader
When Considerate dictatorship is first put into practice in a country, the 1st leader is either a new person who gained the post by whatever means after the old government was overthrown, or the old head of state stays in power but switches from the old regime to the considerate dictatorship. After the 1st leader ends his reign a new one has to come. The new leader is usually elected but he can also descend from a ruling dynasty (like in DPRK or UK), he can be chosen by the old leader etc. There are countless ways how to make the leaders gain and leave office.
Regardless of the way a person becomes a leader, he/she must always pass the "Sabakov's test" to determine if he/she is capable of ruling according to the basics of considerate dictatorship.
Sabakov's test is a psychological test that is used to determine if a person can be a good leader. The test is different for every country as the mentality of people is different in different countries. The basic idea is to find out how well does the mindset of the leader represent the overall mindset of his people.
The questions are from various aspects of life. To evaluate the results a person in charge of doing so does need both the leader's answers and the average answers of the people. If 95% of leaders answers match with the people's answers he/she passed the test. If he/she scores lower or refuses to write the test at all he/she might be overthrown.