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personality cult

deliberately cultivated adulation of a person, esp a political leader
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  • Its personality cult, rigid conformity and fire-breathing rhetoric notwithstanding, North Korea is not a monolith.

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  • Chervenkov, in the post-Stalin period, was openly charged with supporting the personality cult policies of Stalin.

    Area Handbook for Bulgaria Eugene K. Keefe, Violeta D. Baluyut, William Giloane, Anne K. Long, James M. Moore, and Neda A. Walpole

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