Noun(1) a political system governed by a few people
(1) The Spartan constitution was mixed, containing elements of monarchy, oligarchy and democracy.(2) Ancient Athens emerged from tyranny for about 100 years and then self-destructed and the Roman republic was never more than an oligarchy until it too became an empire.(3) The leaders of the party and its principal organizations now formed a new oligarchy of privileged citizens.(4) Venice was controlled by a financier oligarchy .(5) he believed that Britain was an oligarchy(6) Egypt is a mock democracy, and Saudi Arabia is a theological monarchy oligarchy run by dictators called the Royal Family.(7) We must break the present supranational controls over nation-states, by the financial oligarchy .(8) This too prevented an oligarchy from developing in Israel as it had in ancient Canaanite society.(9) Consequently it reflects, to a considerable extent, the political evolution of the nation, from governing monarchy, through oligarchy and aristocracy, to parliamentary democracy.(10) For more than a millennium, until its fall in 1797, the Republic of Venice was governed by an oligarchy , comprising a limited number of patrician families.(11) Whether at home or overseas, the US government serves the interests of the financial oligarchy that controls both the Democrats and the Republicans.(12) Analysis of the rhetorical strategies shows how prophetic religion in El Salvador was related to the political struggle between the oligarchy and the popular movements as the country descended into civil war.(13) Chile established a parliamentary style democracy in the late 19th century, but degenerated into a system protecting the interests of the ruling oligarchy .(14) He explains that the best state has a large number of these people of moderate wealth, because they will support neither an extreme oligarchy nor an extreme democracy.(15) He went on to say that the demonstrations, and the fact that the war was being carried out despite such enormous opposition, expressed the deep chasm that exists between a ruling oligarchy and the vast majority of the world's population.(16) The real power in U.S. political parties flows as money from the corporate oligarchy to a party oligarchy .
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