Autocracy

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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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Thus, between 1920 and 2000, the experience of most countries was autocratic rule.
Beyond autocratic rule, several countries in the "not free" cluster have been marked by years of civil war.
When James II succeeded Charles II and again made gestures toward autocratic rule, he was overthrown in the bloodless "Glorious Revolution" of 1688 and William of Orange raised up in his stead.
Milosevic had attempted to forestall defeat and his bid to stay in power sparked a popular revolt that swept Kostunica into office, ending 13 years of autocratic rule.
Lee is widely credited for Taiwan's peaceful transition from autocratic rule by the Nationalist Party (KMT) to democracy.
The government has no intention of endangering the delicate balance of autocratic rule and comfortable living standards.
Although it has not ruled out such a force in the future, the administration has made it clear it would do nothing to shore up the teetering government of President Sali Berisha, whose autocratic rule has disillusioned Washington.
Kuraev, like other Russian authors, concerns himself with exposing the harm done to the Soviet population by decades of vicious autocratic rule, but more than most focuses on so-called ordinary people, saying, "I believe that not even these commonplace people should be lost.
Initiatives for China is a response to the ongoing efforts of the ruling communist party to suppress opposition to its autocratic rule by decapitating and isolating the many human rights and democracy organizations that have formed to bring democracy to China.
BELGRADE, Sha'ban 8, 1435, Jun 6, 2014, SPA -- Serbian prosecutors have indicted four former secret service officials in the 1999 killing of a prominent independent journalist and publisher during late leader Slobodan Milosevic's autocratic rule, AP reported.
Sissi's opponents say that since he deposed Mursi, Egypt has returned to autocratic rule, with more than 1,400 killed in street clashes and at least 15,000 jailed in a crackdown on the Islamist's supporters.
Since the start of the so-called Arab Spring in 2011, the United States has sought to support countries and their fledgling democracies as they emerge from under decades of autocratic rule.