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Anarchy

The complete absence of government; political disorder and violence; disorder in any sphere of activity

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Bourgeois

Typical of the social middle class; characterized by selfish concern of material comfort and for property values

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Bureaucracy

A system that rigidly adheres to rules, forms and routines

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Demagogue

A leader who obtains power by means of impassioned appeals to the emotions and prejudices of the populaces

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Ethos

The disposition, character or attitude that distinguishes a particular group, epoch or region

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Gerrymander

To divide an area into voting districts to give unfair advantage to one party in an election

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Imperialism

The policy of extending the rule or authority of an empire or nation over countries or of acquiring and holding colonies and dependencies

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Machiavellian

Acting in accordance with the principles of government in which political expediency is placed above morality; subtly or unscrupulously cunning or deceptive

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Martial

Inclined or disposed to war; brave; warlike

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Muckraker

One who searches for and exposed real or alleged corruption and scandal

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Partisan

An adherent or supporter of a person, party or cause; a member of an irregular troop engaged in harassing an enemy

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Reactionary

A person who favors political conservatism or extreme rightism

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Schism

A separation or division into factions

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Suffrage

The right to vote; a vote given in favor of a proposed measure or candidate

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Totalitarian

Of or pertaining to a centralized government in which those in control grant neither recognition nor toleration to parties of differing opinions