What Are Some Examples Of An Autocratic Government?


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Mark Henderson Profile
Mark Henderson answered
An autocratic government (or autocracy) is a system where complete political power is in the hands of one person. The leader of an autocracy is a dictator - and a dictator's actions and decisions are not subject to any form of legal or political restraints.

Examples of autocracies in the world today (and their dictators)
  • North Korea: Kim Jong Un
  • Burma (although it is now beginning to reform): Than Shwe
  • China: Hu Jintao
  • Zimbabwe: Robert Mugabe
  • Saudi Arabia: Crown Prince Abdullah
  • Equatorial Guinea: Teodoro Obiang Nguema
  • Sudan: Omar Al-Bashir
  • Belarus: Alexander Lukashenko
  • Turkmenistan: Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedow
  • Cuba: Raul Castro
  • Swaziland: King Mswati III
And that's just to name a few!

Famous historical autocratic governments
  • Roman Empire
  • Nazi Germany
  • Medieval England
  • Soviet Union
  • Tito's Yugoslavia
  • Pol Pot's Cambodia
  • Saddam Hussein's Iraq
Autocracies almost always present with both a military dictatorship and a form of totalitarianism, and these systems are methods of controlling all aspects of life and society.

Sometimes a state may be totalitarian and have a military dictatorship, but possess a collective leadership - such as a commune or soviet.

A monarchy can also be classified as autocratic, if it is an absolute monarchy rather than a constitutional monarchy. For example, England was ruled by an autocratic monarch before the Glorious Revolution of 1688. However, after this, the monarchy shared power with Parliament, in a system which has developed over time into a modern system of governance.

Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered

China is not Autocracy, the leader answers to the party, and can also be brought down anytime if they do not work in the best interest of the party.

Lily James Profile
Lily James answered
An Autocratic Government or an Autocracy is a kind of government where the political power is held by a self-appointed ruler. It is used synonymously with the term dictator. The autocrat normally creates a power structure for him or herself so that he/she can rule, and depends on nobles (and most importantly the military or religious institutions) for his/her rule.

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