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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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autarchyau‧tar‧chy especially British English, autarky American English /ˈɔːtɑːki $ ˈɒːtɑːr-/ noun (plural autarchies) [countable, uncountable]  PGGOVERENMENT formal a policy in which a country or area does not want or need goods, food etc from any other country or area, or a country which has this policy
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autarchyThat is not democracy or power to the people - it is all power to an autarchy of unaccountable conservative central bankers.Rural community autarchy, even if it were an acceptable aim, is a Utopian dream.In this sense there was an element of autarchy in the planning of Kensington and Chelsea, responding to local market conditions.The policies of autarchy represented the regime's attempt to implement that declaration of intent.The simultaneous process of relaxing autarchy and rapprochement with the western democracies moved very slowly in the first half of the 1950s.It was not until the second half of the 1950s that autarchy was definitively superseded by a firm commitment to international capitalism.
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