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{{#invoke:Sidebar|sidebar}} An autocracy is a system of government in which supreme power is concentrated in the hands of one person, whose decisions are subject to neither external legal restraints nor regularized mechanisms of popular control (except perhaps for the implicit threat of a coup d'├ętat or mass insurrection).<ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref> Absolute monarchy and dictatorship are the main historical forms of autocracy.

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