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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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In response, Anders Nilsson, the editor-in-chief for the newspaper, stressed that he would "absolutely not" change the article's content regarding Taiwan and pointed out that he was "not really surprised" by China's behavior, because "China is a dictatorship and dictatorships behave like this." Nilsson said bluntly, "It is amazing that a state's long arm can reach a media outlet in a free democratic country."
The two panels chart the kernel density of leadership tenures for dictatorship. For instance, dictators who host irregular elections tend to have longer tenures as compared to dictators who host regular elections.
His remarks came after President Uhuru Kenyatta had apologised for the sins of dictatorship, torture, detention, assassinations and massacres that the regimes of his father Jomo Kenyatta, Moi and Mwai Kibaki perpetrated against Kenyans since Independence.
That the Philippines had not developed an aversion to dictatorships is a phenomenon.
The speakers said like such movements across the world, the 1968 movement in Pakistan emerged as a symbol of struggle against imperialism, capitalism and dictatorship.
'Governments are run through ordinance during dictatorships. It seems as if the government is becoming an alternative to dictatorship,' the PPP veteran remarked.
'Governments are run through ordinances during dictatorships. It seems as if the government is becoming an alternative to dictatorship,' the PPP veteran remarked.
'It is only during dictatorships that the governments are run through ordinance, and it seems that the government has just become an alternative dictatorship,' the Shah said.
LAHORE: Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) leader Khursheed Shah has warned the government against running its affairs through ordinance and said that it seems from the prime minister's statements that the "dark clouds of dictatorship" are looming.
Forms of Dictatorship: Power, Narrative, and Authoritarianism in the Latina/o Novel.
University of the Philippines president Danilo Concepcion has apologized for his attendance at a reunion of Marcos-era Kabataang Barangay (KB), vowing to join the university community in ensuring that the dark days of the dictatorship will not be forgotten.
While addressing to supporters in Sehwan Sharif ahead of historic polls, Bilawal said that even a weak democracy is better than dictatorship and adding that his party will never accept dictatorship in any manner.
Then an entire media or communication outlet is handed over 'to a firm, a business that slanders, tells lies, weakens democracy, and then the judges come to judge these weakened institutions, these destroyed, condemned people, and a dictatorship makes progress this way,' he said.
Debate is raging as patriots and democrats argue that development and President Uhuru Kenyatta's legacy need more and more democracy.But the conservatives and dictators assert that development and the President's legacy require the reintroduction of Kanu-style ethnic and executive dictatorship.