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Synonyms for autocracy

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

Synonyms for autocracy

a political theory favoring unlimited authority by a single individual

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will The West is torn between preferring autocracy and the potential for violence approaching civil war
Those not holding elections and making nominations in their parties actually are like monarchs who believe in dictatorship and autocracy.
Specifically, there has been some debate as to the relationship between autocracy, democracy, and economic performance.
and March 14 visits Berri 9 killed, 50 injured and Mufti Shr threatened of assassination Mikati confirms Italy's commitment and Geagea responds to Aoun No solution and second capital closed DAILY STAR: Egypt descends into turmoil amid echoes of autocracy Death toll in Tripoli clashes reaches six Patriarch Hazim, 'man of moderation,' dies at 92 A.
Morsi's opponents rallied for a fifth day on Tuesday, stepping up calls to scrap this decree, they say threatens Egypt with a new era of autocracy.
The very nature of an autocracy means that it is not going to democratise and it will do whatever it can to avoid doing so but those autocracies realised that if they allowed marginal liberalisation, a autonomous civil society sector but one that was very carefully and very directly controlled, they would placate western demands and guarantee their own continuation.
Autocracy is a system in which one individual control all the powers and this individual legitimizes virtually everything, and he should legitimizes you as a director of a TV station, journalist, head of a football team, director of a theater team and owner of a cinema.
The suffering travelling public of our city are caught between two spheres of autocracy - British Railways, who state they have not the necessary monies to redevelop our suburban passenger services, and the City Transport Committee, who fear the loss of revenue.
The organizers of the virtual happening also point out they consider the oversaturation of media with one personality as creating the feeling of autocracy taking place in Bulgaria.
It is accountable, correctible, more conducive to individual freedoms, and more apt to produce competent leaders than autocracy.
They argue that Chavez and his allies have utilized income from oil and widespread electoral support in order to transform a "frail but nonetheless pluralistic democracy" into a hybrid regime of electoral autocracy in which freedom exist and the opposition is allowed to compete in elections but the system of checks and balances has become inoperative.
The general effect of the rise of these two large autocratic powers, therefore, will be to increase the likelihood that autocracy will spread in some parts of the world.
The book explains how the transition from autocracy to democracy took place in just a few short years.