To control the people and take over a country you must have a common cause; 1) hate (lost jobs or a group of people) 2) races (Jew, muslin) 3) fear (You personally are going to die) 4) propaganda (Alternative facts) 5) lies and more lies, double and triple down because they will start to believe you! 6) For religion a common cause, say like abortion That way region will be on board. Make sure you rap yourself in the flag. 7) discredit facts and the sources and take control, like news media. 8) attack the person or group, not the problem. 9) Put people in charge that will be good solder with out guestion 10) create chaos to gain control and therefore you can justify the take over. This is what dictators do. Don't think it can't happen here. Turkey was a democratic country, it has now a dictator.