<table cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" border="0" ><tr><td valign="top" style="font: inherit;"><DIV>"Please point me to the dictatorship that has proven itself more efficient over any reasonable length of time </DIV>
<DIV>It depends on what the definition of efficient is: if the Third Reich had been allowed to do its thing, it could have created a most efficient Europe; no people are more efficient than the Germans. Naturally, it all depends on who defines 'efficient'.
<DIV>("What I say three times is true.") </DIV></DIV>
<DIV>From 1939 to 1975, Franco's Spain evolved from being no worse than most states in Europe to being as democratic as any state anywhere. So to the extent that Franco's dictatorship enabled post-'75 democracy in Spain, it was efficient. Economically I don't know-- who does? </DIV></td></tr></table><br>