Thereafter, the Portuguese government was a centralised despotism, and its hand lay heavy on the Brazilian provinces.
And yet he heartily admires some of the results of a centralised monarchy.
The Federalists, who believed in centralised government, were the most influential men in Congress.
He had been the Minister of a centralised despotism himself.
It was not, as with us, centralised under the control of a single conductor.
Want cuts up all these great empires in their centralised governments.'
But the church at Aachen had made the centralised plan familiar to the builders of western Europe.
Taxation, by the very fact that it exists, is a centralised function.
The mediaeval state with its lack of centralised power did not depend upon a rich treasury.
In truth, Young desired both advantages, the vigour of a centralised government and the energy of an independent aristocracy.
Government should have a central point throughout its whole periphery. The state of the monthly expences amounted to four hundred millions; but within these seven months, it is reduced to one hundred and eighty millions. Such is the effect of the centralization of government; and the more we centralize it, the more we shall find our expenses decrease. [Saint-Just, "Discourse on the State of the Finances"]