A form of government that is run by a single, self-appointed leader (called an autocrat) as opposed to a group of leaders or elected officials.

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  • When Fidel Castro brought about a revolution in Cuba, he instigated a form of autocracy since he was the sole leader of that government.

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  • The autocracy of Cuba, which is ran by Raul Castro, has made numerous statements about the possibility of normalizing relations with the United States and other countries located in the Western Hemisphere.

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  • The autocracy did not allow for no leaders to rise up; the dictator would easily crush resistance using his self-appointed army of mercenaries.

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