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War and Peace
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  • Nor could there have been a war had there been no English intrigues and no Duke of Oldenburg, and had Alexander not felt insulted, and had there not been an autocratic government in Russia, or a Revolution in France and a subsequent dictatorship and Empire, or all the things that produced the French Revolution, and so on.
  • He is a second autocrat," he concluded with a victorious smile.

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  • The dis—United States would fragment into several petty, squabbling autocracies, proving the contention of European monarchists and reactionaries that this harebrained experiment in democracy could not last.
    James M. McPherson  --  What They Fought For - 1861-1865
  • The least appearance of opposition struck fire out of the old autocrat.
    Arthur Conan Doyle  --  The Hound of the Baskervilles

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