puppet ruler

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Noun1.puppet ruler - a leader or ruler who is chosen by a despot to head a governmentpuppet ruler - 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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Under international law, destroying a nation to reinstall a puppet ruler is not an acceptable resolution to an internal dispute.
Iran, like Cuba, overthrew an American puppet ruler long ago (the Shah in Iran, Batista in Cuba) and successfully defied subsequent US attempts to snuff out the revolution.
Petain became a de facto puppet ruler under Nazi Germany's occupation of France from 1940 until its defeat in World War II.
Vidkun Quisling became the puppet ruler of which country under Nazi Occupation?
In 1847, he promptly deposed the king and queen and installed the king's son, Surendra Bikram Shah (pictured), as puppet ruler.
(http://www.ibtimes.co.in/topics/detail/395/thailand/) Thailand has seen a spate of anti-government protests for months from the opposition-backed population, who have accused Yingluck of being a puppet ruler of her brother Thaksin Shinawatra, who was ousted by a military coup in 2006, for political notoriety and corruption.
Hamid Karzai was chosen as the puppet ruler in Afghanistan, based merely on his family ties with drug traffickers and compatibility with warlords and elders on the imperial payroll.
The plan to move against Jong-Nam, who lives in self-imposed exile in Beijing and Macau, was allegedly fuelled by rumours that the Chinese may plant him as a puppet ruler in the event of a regime collapse in Pyongyang.
August 16 Soviet troops capture Pu Yi, puppet ruler of Manchuria and the last Chinese emperor, at Mukden, China.
Keane later overran the capital, Kabul, deposed the emir, and installed a new pro-British puppet ruler, Shah Shuja.
The last time the Reds beat the Red Devils in the FA Cup was way back in 1921 when Adolf Hitler became chairman of the Nazi Party, a puppet ruler was imposed by the west on Iraq (no change there then) and Einstein won a Nobel prize.
Occasional books and films about the tragic life of Pu Yi, the last Qing emperor, touch on his brief tenure as the puppet ruler of "Manchukuo." Shan Sa's novel, winner of the 2003 Kiriyama Pacific Rim Book Prize, is the exception.