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AUTOCRACY. The name of a government where the monarch is unlimited by law. Such is the power of the emperor of Russia, who, following the example of his predecessors, calls himself the autocrat of all the Russias.

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Time under autocratic rule and time since autocratic rule will affect the degree to which societies are able to accumulate the knowledge necessary for the development of a well-functioning order.
Stephen to Montesquieu to autocratic rule and civil rights, as well as German influence, the Army, and Church-State relations.
In a report to the UN Security Council, Mr Ban said elections to a new national assembly on July 7 marked "a major milestone" in Libya's transition towards a modern democratic state and drew to a close decades of autocratic rule.
Russia has been accused by Syria's opposition groups and Western nations of abetting the Syrian President Bashar Assad's brutal crackdown against his own people who are seeking an end to his autocratic rule.
The measure was last used against Libya last year when Muammar Gaddafi was ousted from power after four decades of autocratic rule.
Given Egypt's importance in the Arab world, it sets a terrible example for other societies trying to get beyond autocratic rule.
Leaders of the street movement that toppled Mubarak say the legacy of his autocratic rule lives on in the trials, which take place behind closed doors, with sentences often meted out swiftly on defendants lacking proper legal representation.
Party of European Socialists and Bulgarian Socialist Party chair Sergey Stanishev has once again slammed what socialists see as the autocratic rule of Hungarian PM Viktor Orban.
Army defectors who had taken refuge in Bab Amro and helped defend the neighbourhood, which has seen regular street rallies against Assad's autocratic rule, had withdrawn and loyalist forces moved in overnight, they said.
The killings were mainly in the cities of Hama and Homs where men loyal to Assad have raided homes in their efforts to stop protests and a nascent armed insurgency against his autocratic rule.
Since uprisings began 10 months ago, the leaders of Tunisia, Egypt and Libya have been toppled, while Syria and Yemen continue to see mass demonstrations against autocratic rule.
He was both condemned and courted by the West, while he brutally warped his country with his idiosyncratic vision of autocratic rule until he was finally toppled by his own people.