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Parry asserted that the goals of the unions would inevitably lead to "despotism, tyranny, and slavery", and the "ruin of civilization." despotism was needed to force the people into building canals, dikes, and waterways to increase agriculture.

Whilst the Tujia peasantry
justification for slavery, he conceded that the institution would have a rational basis in a despotic state, whose subjects would better their lot by selling themselves into bondage."

The rule of the prince over distinct nations in the same land was necessarily despotic; the old Germanic freedom was necessarily lost.

Saksena, History of Shahjahan of Delhi (Allahabad: 1938), p. 269, 271, 296 But, with the accession of Aurangzeb, the comprehensive nature of the state gradually yielded to a narrow and over centralized despotic regime.

Eric's rule was reputedly harsh and despotic and so he fell rapidly out of favour with the Norwegian nobility.

Suspected by historians to have usurped the throne, his reign was often called despotic, efficient, and vigorous.

In such cases, a state may rely on despotic power, or the power of elites over society, to gain control.

Lucky, the shadow serves as the polar opposite of the egocentric Pozzo, prototype of prosperous mediocrity, who incessantly controls and persecutes his subordinate, thus symbolising the oppression of the unconscious shadow by the despotic ego.

However, learning about Dion's imminent arrival, the despot decided, burying the entire Syracuse together with his own spurned despotic dreams, so he ordered to his men that the urban center should be ignited.

These insurgents call themselves Orange Boys or Protestant Boys, that is, a banditti of murderers, committing massacre in the name of God, and exercising despotic power in the name of liberty.

But his admiration for Mugabe as a true African nationalist and Pan-Africanist remains intact; a position that does not sit well with some of his critics although he does not condone despotic rule as he clearly states in his writings.

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