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Political ContextPlay
Used to describe controlling governments, often with a negative connotation. SlideAuthoritarian regimes often suppress free speech.
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Not DemocraticPlay
Implies a lack of democracy and citizen participation in government. SlideIn an authoritarian state, elections are typically neither free nor fair.
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Obedience EmphasizedPlay
Highlights obedience over personal freedom. SlideAuthoritarian leaders demand unquestioning obedience.