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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Moreover, there were regions of the sub-continent that remained under the independent absolute rulers (Maharajas), particularly in the Himalayan foothills and the Punjab, who were for the most part, Hindu.
After a brief visit to Beslan on September 5, 2004, where Chechen terrorists killed 350 children, teachers and parents in a raid on a primary school, Vladimir Putin gave himself new powers which resemble those of an absolute ruler.
He goes from a confident, absolute ruler to a gibbering patient strapped in a straitjacket and parted from his beloved wife.
The problem of what constituted 'tyrannical' behaviour in an absolute ruler was very much a sixteenth-century issue--though whether (or when) such debates became entirely centred on the propositions of Machiavelli may be open to question.
He became Peru's absolute ruler, made made many enemies, and was assassinated in 1541.
As someone who became fully formed in the faith at Vatican II, I could not believe a high Vatican official was still speaking of the pope as an absolute ruler, much less say he is accountable only to Jesus.
Karimov, who is an absolute ruler, will consolidate his reputation and his position within the country.
Bashar is guided by a coterie of old guard leaders who had positions of power when his father, former president Hafez Al Assad, was the absolute ruler of Syria.
The different types of kingship in northern and southern Israel are very aptly described: the fact that Saul's kingship had been founded on a treaty explains the instability of the northern kingdom of Israel, whereas David's having been an absolute ruler helps us understand the stability in the kingdom of Judah as a result of the dynastic principle (p.
The exhibition included Ottinger's photographs from the sets and locations of her early and transitional films, from Madame X: An Absolute Ruler, an extravagant lesbian sci-fi pirate adventure, to Johanna D'Arc of Mongolia, 1989 (which showed in the back room of the gallery), a riveting travelogue that charts the adventures of a group of Western women who are abducted from the TransSiberian Railway by a renegade band of Mongolian females.
Like when Hollywood's Ice Queen Kelly revealed she was to become Her Serene Highness to Prince Rainer, the filthy-rich last absolute ruler in Europe, her chief bridesmaid-to-be Judy Quine shrieked: "Aw, no shit, Gracie
Petersburg Times to what is now called the Poynter Institute for Media Studies and installed his chosen successor, Eugene Patterson, as the absolute ruler of the paper.