Despot


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Despot

A person or group that rules a country without recourse to democratic elements like free elections. Despots believe that they should rule because they know best how people ought to live. Most governments now are democracies (at least officially), but despots continue to thrive in many areas.
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Or will it commit itself to thinking it is better to have a useful despot as this system is a more easily managed form of relations?
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Draw For Sunday's final: 1 Loyal Lindsey 2 Emporio Lord, 3 Verdun Katie (m), 4 Cill Dubh Miller (m), 5 Ashwood Shawnee (m), 6 Despot Dave ( w).
History demonstrates that every "friendly" Middle Eastern despot has been strengthened by U.
On the one hand, it is a despot working in the name of Hussein, and on the other hand, it is a despot working in the name of .
and its allies thought he had prior to the American invasion that toppled the despot from his absolute control of Iraq.
Accompanied by her faithful friend Malingo, Candy is pursued by the diabolical Christopher Carrion, a supernatural despot bent on the full conquest of Abarat.
Saadi Gaddafi, son of Libyan despot Muammar, is tipped to make his Serie A debut for Perugia today ironically against the club he has a big stake in, Juventus.
Imprisoned and beaten nearly to death repeatedly throughout his life by Nigeria's despot rulers, he still managed to start his own political party and run for president (twice).
He is a despot, but he is also sitting on a failed society that has to somehow begin opening if it is not to collapse.
To hush up the story, the despot sent Ramfis to military school in the U.
Saddam famously patted one terrified child on the head to show what a friendly despot he was.