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Not to be confused with Autarchy and Autarky.

"What is a throne? — a bit of wood gilded and covered in velvet. I am the state— I alone am here the representative of the people. Even if I had done wrong you should not have reproached me in public—people wash their dirty linen at home. France has more need of me than I of France."

Autocracy is an authoritarian unity and absolutist ideology that believes the supreme political power to direct all the activities of the state should be concentrated in the hands of one person. He has a massive ego, is very narcissistic, and is very cruel to other ideologies.


Liberal Autocracy (also called Liberal Oligarchy) is the child of Autocracy and Constitutional Liberalism. It typically refers to non-democratic regimes which follow liberal principles, in a similar vein to Enlightened Absolutism. Although differences exist. According to the Brookings Institute, liberal autocracies in the modern day seek to subvert or prevent radical change, rule indirectly through the "façade of democracy", limit freedom of speech or assembly to those who fall inside the Overton window, and elected officials have minimal accountability outside of elections.[1] In other words, liberal autocracies in the modern day tend to resemble illiberal democracies. Liberal autocracies tend to have constitutional limits on power. Still, there is enough leeway to ensure threats to the regime can be minimized and the court system is often stacked with loyalists. Unlike "enlightened monarchies," liberal autocracies also derive their legitimacy from the people's will, rather than divine right.

An historic example of this was the Austro-Hungarian Empire.[2] Egypt has also been described as a liberal autocracy.


There are many examples of Autocracy in history. Many ideologies have autocracy as the main part of their ideology like Absolute Monarchism and Dictatorship. Some famous autocrats are Adolf Hitler, Benito Mussolini, Ivan the Terrible, Napoleon Bonaparte, Diocletian and Constantine the Great, Hideki Tojo, Dong Zhuo, Francisco Franco, Alfredo Stroessner, Suharto and Augusto Pinochet. While their ideologies are very different in many different ways they all have one thing in common, being autocracies.


Autocracy believes that supreme political power to direct all the activities of the state should be concentrated in the hands of one person, whose decisions are subject to neither external legal restraints nor regularized mechanisms of popular control. The autocrat can be anything from a monarch to a president.

Personality and Behavior

Autocracy has a massive ego. He makes everyone pretty much worship him as a god or they will execute them. He is also very cruel. He is known for using many horrific torture techniques on his citizens and on any political enemies. He is very narcissistic. This is personified by him holding and looking into a mirror and complementing himself whenever they can.

How to Draw

Flag of Autocracy
  1. Draw a ball
  2. Color it #A80000
  3. Draw a head and color it #FFC90E
  4. Draw a Laurel Wreath on the head or on top of the ball and color it #22B14C
  5. Draw the eyes and you're done!
  6. (Optional) Add a mirror
Color Name HEX RGB
Deep red #A80000 168, 0, 0
Gold #FFC90E 255, 201, 14
Green #22B14C 34, 177, 76



  • Me - Ah, I look so good today! I look good every day! Always making sure to put me above others as usual.

Useful Tools

  • Authoritarianism - My praxis.
  • Totalitarianism - Similar to the above guy, but even stronger.
  • Cultism - Praise the glorious leader!
  • Absolute Monarchism - Me, but hereditary.
  • Police Statism - Amazing! Keep arresting and killing anyone who even dares to speak against me!
  • Stratocracy - Sometimes he helps me get into power and I also feed rebelling plebs to him. Good boy!
  • Caesarism - I must stay dictator for life.
  • Bonapartism - What comes after emperor?
  • Stalinism - Collective leadership is nonsense, only the general secretary should have power.
  • Nazism - Führerprinzip is the best principle.
  • Maoism - Marxism-Legalism? Hell yeah!

Self-Interested Highborn

  • Anarcho-Egoism - We both agree that only ourselves matters but anarchy for others would only harm my ability to please my own ego, while my system directly is used to empower me and me alone, there can only be one self-interested man on the top free to do as they will. The rest are my tools for achieving what I want.
  • Ingsoc - Unperson the plebs! But I am not sure whether Big Brother is a real dictator or just an image created by a faceless bureaucracy.
  • Populism - You claim to care about pl*bs (and many of you do care), but I like that you go against elite collective leaders and that some of you end up becoming me after removing those power-sharers.
  • Optimateism - Sulla was based, but you were the ones who killed Caesar and abolished the position of dictator. Fortunately, Augustus kicked your ass.

Revolting Plebs

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