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Autocracy

A government system in which one person has complete and total power. While autocracy does not exist in practice, dictatorships often concentrate power in only a few persons.
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Also On This Day: 48BC: Julius Caesardefeated Pompey to become the absolute ruler of Rome; 1801: The first census in Britain was carried out revealing a population totalling 8,872,000; 1829: The first policeman to be murdered was Constable William Grantham in London; 1871: An Act of Parliament made British unions legal; 1913: Norway granted women equal electoral rights.
Absolute ruler of a country the size of Western Europe, Nazarbayev was elected president with 99% of the vote on Dec.
One horse who will not be going for South America's richest weight-for-age race is Severado, a five-year-old by Clackson who won the mile-and-a-half GP ANPC-Matias Machline by a nose from Absolute Ruler at Gavea on Saturday.
But if I were that absolute ruler, I would first strip the world of all weapons of mass destruction, and the missiles that deliver them unto their targets, giving arms companies five years, with government assistance, to transition into civilian industries.
Behaving as an absolute ruler of the RSS, Kiir has since October 2011 demoted a number of GoSS officials known for being "too ambitious".
It was an epic downfall, with the once absolute ruler now a caged invalid, a scene unthinkable before the January 25 Revolution.
A tyrant in Arabic is the absolute ruler, the one single individual that demands that everyone succumbs to his control and may utilise unlimited violent methods to crush any opposition against his control.
But Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the absolute ruler of Dubai, is one of the world's richest men and has seen his rivals from neighbouring Abu Dhabi snap up Manchester City.
This absolute ruler governs the country with the worst Aids problem on the planet.
In terms of domestic politics, King Abdullah has successfully consolidated his position as an absolute ruler, but one with democratic inclinations, following the death of his father in 1999.
Also on This Day: 1535: Buenos Aires wasfounded by Pedro de Mendoza;1650: Birth of actress Nell Gwyn, mistress of Charles II; 1882: Birth of Irish author James Joyce; 1917: Bread rationing introduced in Britain; 1945:President Roosevelt and Prime Minister Winston Churchill, left for the summit in Yalta with soviet leader Joseph Stalin;1971: In Uganda, Gen Idi Amin declared himself absolute ruler.
The pope is the absolute ruler who killed collegiality years ago.