When I describe a dystopian society, I immediately think unlimited power. I describe them as limited because after reading The Handmaid’s Tale I have gathered this image of dystopias as forceful, inconsiderate, and selfish. I come back to the idea that they are limited because depending on who you are you have little to no rights. It is important to note that many dystopian societies have a one leader or a small group of people who carry out the idea they want to see in the nation they are running. The government I see leading a dystopian society is an oligarchy, dictatorship, or plutocracy. These types of government have central power and they delegate tasks, they make all the decisions for the nation and rarely care about the needs of the citizens in their rule. The people who usually rise to power have an abundance of money as well to decide when they want changes to be made and how.
The complete opposite of a dystopian society government is geniocracy, democracy and statism. These forms of government are fair. They take into account the citizens at the leaders of the nation have some sort of schooling, intelligence and integrity. These leaders understand they are not trying to please themselves but the majority of the citizens. The type of government that is the complete opposite is the geniocracy because they have to be knowledgeable of why they are going into government and leading people and what happened before they took office. It is imperative that the political leaders have an education because they are more inclined to take their job seriously and make sure that they are pleasing the citizens because they still have to be elected in. There is also a method to selecting who will lead meaning time and consideration is taken into account when electing new officials to run a nation.