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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The application of "absolute velayat" by the conservatives, he said, "leads to monocracy" of the kind that "no society" would accept, leaving the government no option but to "impose it by force of the knife, the lash, the Revolutionary Court, [or] the Special Clerics' Court." (5)
In France a Socialist Senator described his proposed reforms as "a monocracy, the power of one".
Failures to respect (or indeed failures to sign up to) international systems of control and justice, as has been shown by the US monocracy, in this sense, are a significant obstacle to the world's hope.
The Autonomous Republic of Ajaria, a monocracy located on Georgia's Black Sea coast with a predominantly Muslim population, remains in open confrontation with the Georgian Parliament and sustains close ties with Moscow.
(4.) Ambroise Kom, ~Writing under a Monocracy: Intellectual Poverty in Cameroon', Research in African Literatures, 21 (1991), p.