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Regime Control and Power retention

Despite having regimes known for extreme oppression, financial instability, and minimal economic growth, how has the Cuban and North Korean governments remained in power?

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Why Governments retain power in Cuba and North Korea

Political Parties are organizations of citizens for the purpose of providing alternatives or choices for government leaders who shall be given the people's mandate to exercise political power. Among Democratic states, two or more political parties "struggle" for this mandate. This "struggle" happens in a process called "Elections" during which the party alternatives, called the political candidates, are presented to the electorates, and the electorates cast their choices in the form of "Votes". Generally, for a government "to remain in power" means that the control of government is retained by the party in power. This means, that the popular mandate stays with the political party and does not shift to another party, elections after elections.
Cuba and North Korea share one thing in common: they are not Democratic states; both are Totalitarian Communist States. Cuba is now headed by General Raul Castro who replaced his brother Fidel Castro on February 24, 2008. " North Korea is a classic example of the "rule of man." . Political management is highly personalized and is based on loyalty to Kim Il Sung and the Korean Workers' Party (KWP). ...

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The solution provides a discussion of the topic of power and control retention by the dictatorial regimes of Cuba and North Korea.