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an autocracy governed by a monarch who usually inherits the authority

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In the end, Wills saved us from an absolute monarchy - while Theresa May (Gillian Bevan) said she would abolish it: "Good!
On the other hand, Arilla, a 70-year-old teacher, said he would push for an absolute monarchy with an unlimited power from God.
Ever wondered about the difference in style of government between New Zealand (democracy), Zimbabwe (dictatorship), and Saudi Arabia (absolute monarchy)?
It is an absolute monarchy, with no political parties and no national elections.
* The Roman church is not a family; it is an absolute monarchy This is why they will never understand family life.
The army, seen by many as sympathetic to anti-government protesters, has staged 11 coups since the end of absolute monarchy in 1932.
Thailand's army has staged at 11 successful coups since the end of absolute monarchy in 1932.
It draws parallels between the oneness and power of God and the uniqueness of the state in an effort to justify absolute monarchy. Amid this debate, Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoy-lu recalled the Ottoman state tradition of killing crown princes in order to eliminate potential rivals for the throne.
The UAE, which is ruled by a hereditary absolute monarchy, deemed the content of Shehi's web comment to be a threat to the stability and security of the country.
The absolute monarchy is the only country in the world where women are barred from driving.
Tajzadeh said the approval of but eight candidates by the Council of Guardians "has turned Iran's political system into the absolute monarchy of the clerical leader."
Later that year, parliament adopted a new constitution which would bring an end to its absolute monarchy, a move wished by the reigning King.
The costs of war threatened to exhaust France's financial resources, provoking the greatest crisis that the French absolute monarchy would face until the Revolution of 1789.
And King Abdallah is instituting small reforms, such as letting women vote in local elections (which is all Saudi Arabia has since it's still an absolute monarchy).
He emphasised the difference between constitutional monarchy and absolute monarchy, which he later used to describe the situation in Bahrain.