An autocracy is a form of government in which one ruler has absolute control and decision-making power in all matters of state and over all the country’s people.
5 - 8
Social Studies, Civics
After the death of the Soviet Union's founder, Vladimir Lenin, Joseph Stalin ruled the the USSR in autocratic fashion.
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May 20, 2022
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