puppet government

a government that is appointed by and whose affairs are directed by an outside authority that may impose hardships on those governed
Syn: ↑puppet state, ↑pupet regime
Hypernyms: ↑government, ↑authorities, ↑regime

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: a government which is endowed with the outward symbols of authority but in which direction and control are exercised by another power

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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