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Where, when and how did the first dictatorship take place?

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The first dictator appeared in Roman times, when Aulus Postumius Albinus became the first dictator of Rome during the first decade of the 5th century B.C.E. as a result of a revolution by the Latin allies. The term "dictator" did not have the same meaning then as it does now. It was the title given to a Roman magistrate who had special authority to act solely in times of emergency.

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The most notable dictator of modern times was Hitler, who rose to power as leader of the Nazi Party in Germany during World War II. In a bid to create his ideal Aryan race, his leadership resulted in the extermination of millions of people in concentration camps during the Holocaust.

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