21st Century: Query 173 (Catherine the Great)
“Power without a nation’s confidence is nothing.”
~ Catherine the Great was Empress of Russia from 1762 until 1796, the country’s longest-ruling female leader. She came to power following a coup d’état that she organized – resulting in her husband, Peter III, being overthrown.
How might this assertion be true or false?
How can a leader win back the confidence of his or her citizens?
What are the advantages and disadvantages of an authoritarian government? A democratic government?