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Synonyms for dictatorship

Synonyms for dictatorship

a government in which a single leader or party exercises absolute control over all citizens and every aspect of their lives

absolute power, especially when exercised unjustly or cruelly

a political doctrine advocating the principle of absolute rule

Synonyms for dictatorship

a form of government in which the ruler is an absolute dictator (not restricted by a constitution or laws or opposition etc

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Yet Bennett's remarks promoted the notion that China is no longer a dictatorship but a progressive, people-oriented government.
Yet "various manifestations of 'localism' did not constitute a true alternative to the Communist Party dictatorship, but rather center-periphery and personal versions of kto-kogo" (105) simply because the periphery-center contradictions still fitted in and operated within a common cultural and ideological framework.
Thus, we have a one-party dictatorship in fact, if not in name.
Also the fall of communist dictatorship arose from within by the desire of the people.
When reasonable Kenyans think their President's association with dictatorship is a tragedy and an insult, the tribalists and sycophants bow to dictatorship as a saviour.
For all their talk about democracy, the communist rebels and their extreme left sympathizers in the so called parliamentary struggle believe in a dictatorship so long as they are calling the shots.
Aquino said on Friday that dictatorship only breeds violence and killings, lack of freedon, joblessness, corruption, and huge debt.
Amending the fundamental law of the land, so carefully crafted for the common good after years of dictatorship, requires widespread peoples' participation and consultation, unity of vision, transparency, and relative serenity that allows for rational discussion and debate," said Archbishop Romulo Valles, president of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Philippines (CBCP).
MalacaA~ang has brushed aside concerns raised by Catholic bishops about the alleged "creeping" dictatorship seen in the moves to amend the Constitution through a constituent assembly.
I congratulate those who have laid the basis of the PPP and stood against the dictatorship,' said Bilawal.
Six were cleared of wrongdoing, including Juan Alemann, a finance minister during the dictatorship and one of few civilians who had been accused of planning rights abuses.
03 (ANI): The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) on Thursday hit out at Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi for his dictatorship remark and said its the Nehru-Gandhi family which follows the dictator policy, not them.
It's a political dictatorship in a country that is constitutionally a democratic republic,' he said.
We are lucky that the author of this book found the unusual scholarly silence on King Aleksandar's dictatorship (in Yugoslavia, from 1929 to 1935) to be a "salutary irritant," for an excellent and often surprising account of that dictatorship was the result (ix).
In a ceremony to commemorate the victims of the dictatorship at the Parque de la Memoria in Buenos Aires, President Obama said, to continue helping the families of the victims find some of the truth and justice they deserve, I can announce that the United States Government will declassify even more documents from that period including, for the first time, military and intelligence records, because I believe we have a responsibility to confront the past with honesty and transparency.