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dik tay ter ship

  • n  a form of government in which the ruler is an absolute dictator (not restricted by a constitution or laws or opposition etc.)

  • A demonstration in front of the ESMA, a navy building where Argentines were tortured during the 1976-1983 dictatorship.
  • Last June a politician's coup made Bulgaria a virtual dictatorship under the leadership of one-eyed, Hitler-lipped Kimon Gueorguieff whose favorite cry was "Our government is.
  • An extraordinary transfer of power from a military dictatorship to a democratically elected government took place in Lima last week, on the 13 5th anniversary of Peru's .
News & Articles

  • Spanish Producer Elias Querejeta Dies at 78
    The man known simply as "The Producer" was a key figure during the country's transition from dictatorship to democracy and is credited with modernizing the Spanish film industry. read more        
    June 10, 2013 - The Hollywood Reporter

  • President Bush in International Herald Tribune
    And it's not up to the politicians in Washington, DC, to say whether he will remain in his position,Bush said. "It is up to the Iraqi people who now live in a democracy and not a dictatorship."
  • Hillary Rodham Clinton in New York Times
    We see that the government of Iran, the supreme leader, the president, the Parliament is being supplanted and that Iran is moving toward a military dictatorship,Mrs. Clinton said.
  • Benazir Bhutto in Guardian Unlimited
    To get Pakistan from the clutches of dictatorship, we are organizing a long march,Bhutto told around 100 journalists protesting the new media clampdown, which would impose jail time for those who criticize Musharraf or the army. "I request...

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