puppet state

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a government that is appointed by and whose affairs are directed by an outside authority that may impose hardships on those governed

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The story is often seen as an allegory of Tolkien's own creative process, and Richard and Puppet State Theatre were given the green light by the Tolkien Trust to bring the story to life.
In other words, Cyprus would be a puppet state, with all power and sovereignty residing with Brigadier Demetris Ioannides, a brutal, paranoid dictator, known for his anti-Turkish feelings and for the creation of a modern concentration camp -- Giaros -- the Dante-style freakishness of which nobody should ignore.
5 million Soviet troops crossed into the Japanese puppet state in Manchuria, in northern China, and attacked the depleted Japanese Army there on three fronts.
Called "Holiday in the Protectorate," in reference to the Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia, the puppet state set up in the Czech lands following the Nazi dismemberment of Czechoslovakia in 1939, the show places the family of three generations on a farm decked out in furniture from 76 years ago.
Within days, Fascist dictator Benito Mussolini, who headed a Nazi puppet state in northern Italy, was captured, shot and hung by his feet in a Milan square, along with his mistress.
Its editorial states: "Russia has taken another significant step towards creating a puppet state inside Ukraine.
If the Bundesbank is obsessed bythe Weimar hyperinflation, Germany's consumers and business elite have not forgotten the Stalinist puppet state in East Berlin where Vladimir Putin once served as a young KGB major.
Manchukuo" was a puppet state in northeast China and Inner Mongolia.
The party Kotleba founded has organised anti-Roma protests and defended the country's past as a Nazi puppet state during World War II.
However, in 1933, the province was involved in the lead up to the Second Sino-Japanese War, when it was seized by the Japanese to form a buffer between China and Manchukuo, a puppet state set up in Manchuria in 1932 following the Japanese invasion of that region the previous year.
Artistic director Simon Hart explains that touring Scottish puppet companies, such as Shona Reppe Puppets, Puppet State Theatre Company and Catherine Wheels, are best known globally for their work for children.
After the 1911 revolution, Tibet and Mongolia soon broke away; later, Muslim separatism rocked Yunnan, and in the 1930s Manchus wished that the Japanese puppet state, Manchukuo, would turn out to be their own separatist state.
252-63)--one of the clearest cases in history of a puppet state.
But then the illusion faded, and the reality sank in, of the pathetic puppet state we have now become.