The war is a policy supported by and conducted in the interests of a ruling oligarchy that both major parties represent and defend.
Egypt is a mock democracy, and Saudi Arabia is a theological monarchy oligarchy run by dictators called the Royal Family.
The leaders of the party and its principal organizations now formed a new oligarchy of privileged citizens.
Chile established a parliamentary style democracy in the late 19th century, but degenerated into a system protecting the interests of the ruling oligarchy .
Venice was controlled by a financier oligarchy .
At home, war will exacerbate social polarization as an ever-greater share of the national income is transferred to both the financial oligarchy and the military.
We are turning back toward an oligarchy that this country should never have.
The oligarchy 's determination to control extended well beyond the political arena to pervade all aspects of social life in the city.
the ruling oligarchy of military men around the president
The city's artisans rebelled against the ruling oligarchy of merchants and nobles.