puppet leader

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a leader or ruler who is chosen by a despot to head a government


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Terrified that this "revolutionary virus" might spread to ordinary working people in their own countries, the leaders of Western capitalist states launched an invasion of the young Soviet Union, determined to install a puppet leader more friendly to Western interests.
But if he simply upholds Putin's policies, he will be criticized as a puppet leader whose strings are pulled by Putin.
Nor was Kim II Sung a puppet leader appointed by Stalin.
President Thodoro Obiang Nguema's regime accuses Sir Mark and other, mostly British, financiers of funding a bizarre plot to install an opposition leader as a puppet leader in Equatorial Guinea.
They have installed puppet leader Donald Kerr as chairman of their English First Division Rugby body.
Very few believe the stories of the "reformists" that Gruevski is feigning again and intends to enthrone a puppet leader as his successor.
Yet, the MKO puppet leader, Maryam Rajavi, who has residency in France, regularly visited Brussels and despite the ban enjoyed full freedom in Europe.
Hitler made his humiliated ally the puppet leader of a small fascist republic in northern Italy.
His book, Hitler's Celtic Echo, also suggests former Prime Minister David Lloyd George may have hoped to become Britain's puppet leader.
Along the way, Damir meets a collection of intriguing characters who are all portrayed by the hard-working "ensemble" (if two people can be described as such) of Nicole Lewis and John Cockerill who double up as antagonistic border guards, a bereaved brother and sister, a puppet leader, deranged soldier, drunken stag do guests, a pickpocket, and a newly-married couple.
If Alex Salmond wins, as he will, stays in Westminster, and then goes and installs Nicola Sturgeon as his puppet leader in the Scottish Parliament, then all hell will break loose.
Michael Berg, whose son Nick was beheaded on video, dismissed the handover of power as a "charade" and said theUS had installed a puppet leader so it could still pull the strings.
Once they had defeated Britain, the SS would have gone to work rounding up authors, celebrities and other national figures and a puppet leader - probably a sympathetic retired British military officer - would have been put in place as a puppet leader.
In London, defence officials warned Milosevic was planning a coup in neighbouring Montenegro to install a puppet leader.