What happens when you are an autonomous entity who happens to be in the
middle of prime infrastructure and oil deals? What if there were no
checks and balances or a system that ensures public funds land where
they should? What if you were given unlimited political authority with
no elected bodies to report to? This would make you a dictator. You
could choose to be a benevolent dictator or a selfish one. Most
dictators, past and present, chose the latter.