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Synonyms for autocracy

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Synonyms for autocracy

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

a political doctrine advocating the principle of absolute rule

absolute power, especially when exercised unjustly or cruelly

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Synonyms for autocracy

a political theory favoring unlimited authority by a single individual

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The shah became Iran's absolute ruler. BP, along with American, Dutch and French companies, were invited to participate in what became a decades-long Iranian oil boom.
Absolute ruler King Abdullah on Sunday announced the change from the current Saturday to Wednesday working week, following about six years of negotiations, with the move set to come into effect almost immediately.
This period of civil strife lasted, intermittently, for about a century until the start of the Principate or Empire, when Augustus changed the rules by designating himself absolute ruler as princeps or 'first citizen', retaining only the shell of Republican institutions, including the Magistracies and Senate.
His subjects include nearly everything you wanted to know (and didn't want to know) about the church, including the difference between bishops and priests, the pope as an absolute ruler, and types of nuns.
Judith Coyne Tesco pledges to pursue Huddersfield store plans despite fall in profits I swear Tesco won''t be satisfied until the market has appointed them absolute ruler of all of this island.
The Qing produced one great leader in Kangxi whose absolute rule over China is associated with another absolute ruler in Europe, Louis XIV of France.
Such traditional theology described a Supreme Being as an absolute Ruler, controlling all events in human history.
It was an epic downfall, with the once absolute ruler reduced to a caged invalid, a scene unthinkable before the January 25 revolution when the mere mention of his health could land an editor in jail.
The trip comes as China's leadership has been trying - so far unsuccessfully - to persuade North Korea's absolute ruler to reform his country's moribund economy and return to negotiations on ending its nuclear weapons program.
The breathtaking building is seen as the culmination of Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum's extravagant ambitions for the Gulf city where he is "absolute ruler".
Macaulay argued that the replacement of King James II, a Catholic who sought to be an absolute ruler, by his Protestant daughter Mary and her husband, William of Orange, the leader of the Dutch Republic, was a classic exercise in English good sense and moderation.
Klaus, who has been labeled by prominent psychologists as a pathologically flawed narcissist, views himself as a post-communist absolute ruler, pronouncing that "judges usurp the power which legitimately belongs in democracies to politicians." Klaus views society as a division of classes and estranges Czech citizens and organizations via labels such as "flawed intellectual dissidents" and "NGO-ites." To shore up his appeal, Klaus continues to lean heavily on nationalistic and populist arguments, creating absurd threats, such as his pronouncement that the EU represents a greater threat than communism did.
That's mine!"On 17 November 1950, at the age of fifteen, he was enthroned as Tibet's absolute ruler. Thus he became Tibet's most important political ruler.
He was the absolute ruler, he had absolute control so what was the impediment in his way to fight militancy and terrorism".
As long as Saddam was in the court, other defendants behaved as though he were still Iraq's absolute ruler, showing fealty to him as he entered and left the dock, and following his lead in making political speeches damning the American "occupation" and urging on the insurgents who have turned the country into a charnel house of violence.