puppet leader


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Noun1.puppet leader - a leader or ruler who is chosen by a despot to head a governmentpuppet leader - a leader or ruler who is chosen by a despot to head a government
leader - a person who rules or guides or inspires others
ruler, swayer - a person who rules or commands; "swayer of the universe"
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Maryam asserted that PM Imran Khan is a puppet leader and no one in the world respects him.
Maduro has accused the United States of trying to orchestrate a coup in order to install Guaido as a puppet leader beholden to Washington.
CNRP co-founder Rainsy and former co-vice-president Chhai Eang used Monday's anniversary to claim that the date was when Hun Sen was 'installed as a puppet leader by the Vietnamese army'.
After bidding her goodbye, he goes on a self-imposed exile, and swears to avenge the death of Khemu by tracking down and eliminating all of the masked men, who, it turns out, belong to the Order of the Ancients, a fanatical cult who want to control all of Egypt under a puppet leader, in this case, the wise Greek scholar, Ptolemy.
1942: Norwegian fascist Vidkun Quisling was installed as puppet leader of his Nazi-occupied country: his name would become synonymous with "collaborator".
He rejected accusations that he was going to be a puppet leader and said he was going to prove this with his hard work and commitment.
Can't people see that with a puppet leader in the USA, and Europe and the UK squabbling over Brexit, it will be open season for the Russians?
Karzai told The Atlantic in an interview that the Western powers were looking for a puppet leader. "They wanted me weak, and in conflict with the rest of the leadership of this country..
Hitler made his humiliated ally the puppet leader of a small fascist republic in northern Italy.
At that time, almost everyone expected the triumphant capitalist West to crush the Chinese communist movement and install Chiang as a puppet leader. Global Oriental is an imprint of Brill.
And just look at the rabble on offer now: Clegg's party is doomed, Osborne a multi-millionaire with PS4m in trust waiting for him and last but by no means least our puppet leader David Cameron.
Veteran CIA operative Marty tells Miller that there are no weapons, it is a deception to allow the Americans to take over the country and install a puppet leader.