Naturally that would be the case as my contention remain that he resembles you.
And you would by no means of the qualify as a dictatorial type. Also, Nicholas was trying to reform his government, but I am not sure he could have done it in time. It was one war when the undermining of the opponent's power from within worked well..
Besides, the origin of the position "dictator' lies in Roman times as a "dictator" would be elected (???) to centralize control.
One such Dictator of a "Fabius Cuntator" (fabius the delayer) whose delaying tactics were at least partially responsible for the eventual defeat of Hannibal.
Hannibal had to, like it or not, leave the Italian Penisula as Fabius had directed the sealing of roads around Hannibal's army, the fortification of all major cities and towns, the supply of same by sea and by stealth, the hoarding of supplies theirein etc.. Such de facto 'scorhed earth" tactics, and the destructution of Hannibal's brother's (Hasdrubal)'s releiving army. and patience seemed to make Pome's victory inevitiable. I calculate the at least 150, laboriosuly trained Legionaries died in this Punic War, 80,000 alone a Cannae.
Later in the campaign, after Fabius was mad "dicator" Hasdrubal's head (Hannibal's brother, signifying the destruction of the relief Army from Carthage, was tossed into Hannibal's camp at night, which camp remained more or less flexibily surrounded by the Romans during it's remaining stay.
When Hannibal decided to departed Italica, lacking supplies, forage, and replacements, the Romans simply let him leave.
"Ave Fabius Cuntactator"!!!!