The Path of the Warrior?

“… also built a large stadium (with a capacity of 30,000 spectators) for the local football team …”

“… organised a referendum and managed to change the constitution …”
“… shut down all radio stations outside of the capital, and limited television to one channel broadcasting only two hours a day. The official explanation was that the country was paying its debts and people accepted the suffering, believing it to be for a short time only and for the ultimate good.”