Authoritarianism vs Oligarchy - What's the difference?

authoritarianism | oligarchy |


As nouns the difference between authoritarianism and oligarchy

is that authoritarianism is a form of government in which the governing body has absolute, or almost absolute, control typically this control is maintained by force, and little heed is paid to public opinion or the judicial system while oligarchy is a government run by only a few, often the wealthy.

authoritarianism

Noun

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  • A form of government in which the governing body has absolute, or almost absolute, control. Typically this control is maintained by force, and little heed is paid to public opinion or the judicial system.
  • oligarchy

    English

    Noun

    (wikipedia oligarchy) (oligarchies)
  • A government run by only a few, often the wealthy.
  • Those who make up an oligarchic government.
  • A state ruled by such a government.