Month: May 2015

Map of Current Dictarships

Here’s a website by Planetrulers with a map displaying all current dictatorships.

Click Here

This is from PLANETRULERS:

Dictator of Kosovo Russian Dictator Cuban Dictator Belarus Dictator Azeri Dictator Iraqi Dictator Dictator of Syria Dictator of Iran Turkmenistan  Dictator Pakistani Dictator Dictator of  Tadjikistan Dictator of  Kazakhstan Dictator of  Uzbekistan Chinese Dictator Dictator of Bhutan Dictator of  Cambodia Dictator of Burma Dictator of Vietnam Dictator of Brunei Dictator of North  Korea Dictator of Cote  d'Ivoire Algerian Dictator Dictator of Guinea Dictator of Tunisia Dictator of Egypt Dictator of Libya Dictator of Chad Dictator of  Cameroon Dictator of Sudan Dictator of Eritrea Dictator of  Equatorial Guinea Dictator of Somalia Dictator of the  Republic of Congo Dictator of Rwanda Dictator of Angola Dictator of  Zimbabwe

Map of World Freedom in 2014:

Map of World Freedom in 2014

Map of World Freedom in 2013:

Freedom in the World Map 2013

Freedom in the World Map 2012

Below is a list of countries classified as NOT FREE (authoritarian regimes/dictatorships) by the Freedom House:

  1. Afghanistan – Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai, President of Afghanistan
  2. Algeria – Abdelaziz Bouteflika, President of Algeria
  3. Angola – Mr. Jose Eduardo dos Santos, President of Angola
  4. Azerbaijan – Ilham Aliyev, President of Azerbaijan
  5. Bahrain – King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, King of Bahrain
  6. Belarus – Aleksandr Lukashenko, President of Belarus
  7. Brunei – Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu’izzaddin Waddaulah
  8. Cambodia – His Majesty King Norodom Sihamoni, King of Cambodia
  9. Cameroon – Paul Biya, President of Cameroon
  10. Central African Republic – Alexandre-Ferdinand Nguendet, President
  11. Chad – Idriss Deby, President of Chad
  12. China – Xi Jinping, President of China
  13. Congo, Dem. Rep. of – Joseph Kabila, President of Congo
  14. Cuba – Raul Castro, President of Cuba
  15. Djibouti – Ismaïl Omar Guelleh, President of Djibouti
  16. Egypt – Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, President of Egypt
  17. Equatorial Guinea – OBIANG NGUEMA MBASOGO, President
  18. Eritrea – Isaias Afwerki, President of Eritrea
  19. Ethiopia – Girme Wolde Giorgis, President of Ethiopia
  20. Gabon – Albert-Bernard Bongo, President of Gabon
  21. Gambia – Alhaji Dr. Yahya Abdul-Azziz Jemus Junkung Jammeh, President of Gambia
  22. Guinea-Bissau – José Mário Vaz, President of Guinea-Bissau
  23. Iran – Hassan Rouhan, President of Iran
  24. Iraq – Muhammad Fuad Masum, President of Iraq
  25. Jordan – King Abdullah II bin Al Hussein, King of Jordan
  26. Kazakhstan – Nursultan Nazarbaev, President of Kazakhstan
  27. Kuwait – Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, King of Kuwait
  28. Laos – Lieutenant General Choummaly Sayasone, President
  29. Mauritania – Mohamed Ould Abd Aziz, President of Mauritania
  30. Myanmar (Burma) – Thein Sein, Prime Minister of Myanmar (Burma)
  31. North Korea – Kim Jong-un, President of North Korea
  32. Oman – Qaboos bin Said Al-Said, Prime Minister of Oman
  33. Qatar – Sheikh Hamad Bin Jassim Bin Jabr Al-Thani
  34. Russia – Vladimir Putin, President of Russia
  35. Rwanda – Paul Kagame, President of Rwanda
  36. Saudi Arabia – King Fahd bin Abdul Aziz, King of Saudi Arabia
  37. Somalia – Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, President of Somalia
  38. Sudan – Omar H.A. Al-Bashier, President of Sudan
  39. Swaziland – Mswati III, King of Swaziland
  40. Syria – Bashar al-Assad, President of Syria
  41. Tajikistan – Emomalii Rahmon, President of Tadjikistan
  42. Turkmenistan – Gurbanguly BERDIMUHAMEDOW, President of Turkmenistan
  43. United Arab Emirates – Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan
  44. Uzbekistan – Islam Abdughanievich Karimov, President of Uzbekistan
  45. Vietnam – Truong Tan Sang, President of Vietnam
  46. Yemen – Ali Abdallah Salih, President of Yemen
  47. Zimbabwe – Robert (Gabriel) Mugabe, President of Zimbabwe
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Artist of the Month

 Why I chose this photo:  I love worlds and this one is quite amazing. I enjoyed how the artist gave step by step revelations as to how he and his friend put this together. Well done with a great captured sense of a war torn society.
Please be sure to check out his website. He’s available for commissions!
A matte painting collaboration done with my friend Gaétan Weltzer (DesignSpartan) for Slashthree’s 20th exhibition “War”: www.slashthree.com/exhibitions…

The scene depicts a classic dystopia: riots in a city of a totalitarian regime, a concept inspired by various media.
I really hope you like this image as we had a lot of fun working on this scene. We did the first brainstorming and sketches in May and send the psd file back and forth for more than 4 months, so we spent quite some time on this image alltogether. It was a great pleasure to work with Gaétan!

His version:

The base plate and other stock images are from shutterstock.com, the model shown on the screens is jademacalla.
Step by step:
About the Author:
ErikShoemaker

Erik
Artist | Hobbyist | Digital Art
Germany
Hey everyone.
My name is Erik and I am a Photoshop hobbyist from Germany. I have started practicing Digital Art around 2005 and since then I have come to love the genres of Photomanipulation, Space Art and Matte Painting.

In the past I have pursued a digital art career more seriously, joining up several renowned art collectives such as Depthcore, SlashThree and EvokeOne.
Besides, my work has been published in various books and magazines, among them the official Advanced Photoshop Magazine, The Book of Creation and even Ballistic: Exposé.

By now I have a real job and practice digital art solely as a hobby. So no use to ask me about commissions.

Thank you for your interest in my page!