Oligarchy

Oligarchy

Is a form of power structure in which political and social power effectively rests with a small number of people. These people might be distinguished by royalty, wealth, family ties, education, and corporate control. Oligarchies are often controlled by a few prominent families who typically pass their influence from one generation to the next.

Throughout history, oligarchies have often been tyrannical, relying on public obedience or oppression to exist.

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