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despotism

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a system of government in which the ruler has unlimited power
  • by the end of the 20th century many countries around the world had rejected despotism in favor of democracy

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The first known use of despotism was circa 1727

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“Despotism.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/despotism. Accessed 9 Aug. 2020.

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