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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How did the years of autocratic rule within the auspices of the USSR affect the relative economic performance of the former Soviet republics in the 1990s?
They began attacking villages and burning crops in a scorched-earth policy designed to break the will of the local residents who had participated in protests demanding democracy an end to Assad's autocratic rule.
As citizens protest poverty and autocratic rule throughout the Middle East, global powers urge leaders to arrange transfer of power quickly, avoiding instability that allows terrorist groups to thrive.
We want to see an implementation of past resolutions and further sanctions against this terrorist government" Netsreab Asmelash from theEritrean National Commission for Democratic Change said, adding "we are calling for support from the international community to depose this autocratic rule which is a threat to regional and global security".
Protesters are celebrating in Egypt as Hosni Mubarak steps down as president, ending three decades of autocratic rule.
During 23 years of Ben Ali's autocratic rule, Tunisia was a usually placid destination known for wide open beaches and ruins, and was a favoured getaway for Europeans seeking the Mediterranean sun and shore.
Qin Shihuangdi remains a controversial figure in Chinese history; his autocratic rule was heavily marked by tyranny and bloodshed, yet he set in place innovations that modernized and unified a country left fragmented by the Warring States period.
If the local council is serious about opposing this autocratic rule then they should have the courage to refuse to implement it and put the matter to a referendum of all the people of the borough.
It is up to us to end this autocratic rule," Muhammad Bazoum, a leader of the opposition Coordination of Democratic Forces for the Republic (CFDR), told the rally.
I return to a Britain that is apparently in terminal decline under the autocratic rule of the monkeys in Westminster.
He shows great friendship and loyalty, he stands up for the oppressed people of Flanders in front of the king and, in spite of Phillip II's autocratic rule, Rodrigo is not afraid to tell the king a few home truths.
Radovan Karadzic assumed Mr Dabic's identity as a cover during the autocratic rule of his mentor Slobodan Milosevic, officials said yesterday as they promised to track down anyone who helped the Bosnian Serb warlord stay on the run from genocide charges for nearly 13 years.