Authoritarianism

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Authoriatarianism, sometimes mistaken for Totalitarianism, is a system of government that places emphasis on the authority of a state in a Republic or similar society. Despite popular belief, Authoritarianism is not necesserily Fascist, totalarian or otherwise an extreme right-wing state. An authoritarian society is merely a society in which the State has a great deal of undisputable power to enforce the law or national policy. The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland is, for example, widely regarded by political analysists as being an authoritarian state even though it is far away from being totalarian.

Many micronations have been authoritarian to some degree to ensure that the State, or at leas the nation's founder, has the power to ensure that the micronation remains true to the original ideals it was founded on. Very few micronations are large enough to operate an independent judicial system meaning that the State handles all matters of law enforcement - a hallmark of an authoritarian system.