Meaning of AUTOCRACY

Meaning of AUTOCRACY:

Means the rule of a single leader like a dictator. Illustrations of autocratic rule in agrarian societies include the rule of royal families while in modern times this could be in the form of charismatic leaders, military dictators and the like. Hitler in Nazi Germany and Stalin in USSR are some examples of autocratic rule. Such a rule is generally unstable as it relies on repression and coercion of the masses. It is, thus, vulnerable to revolution, rebellion, or coup d’etat.