form of government

Autocracy is a form of government.[1] In an autocracy, a single person has all legal and political power, and makes all decisions by himself or herself. The person who holds the power is called an autocrat.

When there is a monarch ruling a country as an absolute monarchy, this is also called an autocracy. Having an autocratic government does not mean the country is governed well or governed poorly. It is just a description on how it is set up.The two types of Autocracy are Absolute monarchy and Dictatorship

In modern times, most autocrats gain power as part of a larger nationalist, communist, or fascist movement. Once in power, they eliminate all other kinds of authority in the country, such as judges, the legislature, and political parties.

Historical examples of autocracies include:

Related pages change

References change

  1. Masha Gessen (November 10, 2016). "Autocracy: Rules for Survival". The New York Review of Books. Archived from the original on 12 November 2016. Retrieved 13 November 2016.