Examples of autocratic in a Sentence
democracy is supposed to protect the people against the rise of autocratic rulers
an autocratic Boy Scout leader who is under the delusion that he's still an army colonel
Recent Examples of autocratic from the Web
Reich conceded that the U.S. has a much more robust political and civic infrastructure but said that Germany and Italy also had strong foundations before their leaders turned autocratic and their societies collapsed.
In 3,000 total simulations, a socially intolerant person on our measure is more supportive of autocratic alternatives than a socially tolerant person 100 percent of the time.
Erdogan, who served as prime minister from 2003 to 2014 before being elected president four years ago, has been praised for leading Turkey’s economic growth and development of infrastructure, but criticized for his near-autocratic rule.
Soros connects Eastern European autocrats and Trump Soros has long opposed the autocratic regimes of Eastern Europe and American conservative politics, well before the two converged around Islamophobia and isolationism in recent years.
The move adds to recent tensions between Turkey and Europe, which has occasionally clashed with Mr. Erdogan over what many see as his autocratic style and other issues.
Why are some of the most democratic nations in the hemisphere dead set against an election when polls claim that more than 80 percent of the people want to end Venezuela’s increasingly autocratic regime?
Orban, who critics say has introduced an increasingly autocratic style of government since returning to power in 2010, was elected Thursday by a vote of 134-28, with some of the opposition parties boycotting the session.
His actions, and his utterances, have tied the West in knots but have elevated him at home while spotlighting his autocratic style of rule for admiring despots around the world, experts in Russia-West relations say.
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Did You Know?
Autos in Greek means "same" or "self", so in an autocratic government all the power is held by the leader him- or herself. Autocratic governments are often called dictatorships, or sometimes autocracies. In everyday life, a teacher, a parent, or a football coach can all behave like autocrats as well.
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