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  1. authoritarian: characterized by or favoring absolute obedience to authority, as against individual freedom; favoring, denoting, or relating to government by a small elite with wide powers.

  2. commoditization: the action of turning something into or treating something as a (mere) commodity.

  3. corporatization: to be influenced by or take on the features of a large commercial business, esp. in being bureaucratic and uncaring; the spread of corporate structure.

  4. corporatocracies: describing a situation in which corporate bodies interact with sovereign power in an unhealthy alignment between business and political power. It describes an elite, sometimes termed the "1 percent," which maintains ties between business and government, sometimes by lobbying efforts or funding political advertising campaigns, or providing bailouts when corporations are seen as too big to fail, for the purpose of controlling government and dictating policy to serve its financial interests.

  5. coup d'etat: a sudden, violent, and illegal seizure of power from a government.

  6. despot: a ruler or other person who holds absolute power, typically one who exercises it in a cruel or oppressive way.

  7. duopoly: a situation in which two suppliers dominate the market for a commodity or service.

  8. dystopian: an imagined place or state in which everything is unpleasant or bad, typically a totalitarian or environmentally-degraded one.

  9. economies of scale: the decrease in unit cost of a product or service resulting from large-scale operations, as in mass production.

  10. fiat currency: inconvertible paper money of no real value, made legal tender by Government decree; money declared by a government to be legal tender though it is not convertible into standard specie.

  11. hegemony: leadership or dominance, esp. by one country or social group over others.

  12. imperialism: a policy of extending a country's power and influence through diplomacy or military force; chiefly historical rule by an emperor.

  13. industrialization: is the process of social and economic change that transforms a human group from an agrarian society into an industrial one. It is a part of a wider modernization process, where social change and economic development are closely related with technological innovation, particularly with the development of large-scale energy and metallurgy production. It is the extensive organization of an economy for the purpose of manufacturing.

  14. industrial revolution: the complex of radical socioeconomic changes that are brought about when extensive mechanization of production systems results in a shift from home-based hand manufacturing to large-scale factory production.

  15. Keitel and Jodl: Wilhelm Keitel, Alfred Jodl were defendants of the Nuremberg Trials who unsuccessfully used the defense of "following orders" during their trials. They were both tried, sentenced to death and hanged as a war criminals.

  16. oligarchists: a member of an oligarchy; any of a small group holding power in a state. also, an advocate or supporter of oligarchy.

  17. oligarchy: a small group of people having control of a country, organization, or institution.

  18. ollieism: a subordinate acting illegally or unethically to get a job done because he wants to please his boss.

  19. plutocracies: government by wealth or by the wealthy; a ruling or influential class of wealthy people.

  20. Posse Comitatus: a federal statute prohibiting use of the military in civilian law enforcement.

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