Quote Originally Posted by KungPaoChicken View Post
There secretive, manipulative, and corrupt. There goals might be good. But like any government, they have major flaws. Good thing there not a tyranny or communist.
Ugh... Good ol' 'Murica ignorance. Communism is not inherently evil, nor does it define a government structure. You can easily be a democracy and still hold communist principles.

Anyways, Konoha is more or less a dictatorship because the Kage supposedly held absolute power and is appointed directly by previous kages. The only reason why Danzou held so much power is because Hiruzen was weak and made concessions every time to avoid confrontations.